Destinations

Five of the Best Road Trips in the World

1. Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland

The Causeway Coast By Credit: U123072 on en:Flickr [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Causeway Coast
By Credit: U123072 on en:Flickr [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Causeway Coastal Route is a scenic itinerary with stops that give you some of the most stunning sights in Northern Ireland. Some of the best stops include Belfast, Dark Hedges, and Game of Thrones among others.

2. La Route Des Grandes Alpes, France

Scenery along La Route Des Grandes Alpes
Scenery along La Route Des Grandes Alpes

Imagine driving along the roads of the French Riviera to Lake Geneva through the French Alps. This breathtaking route brings road trippers to what seem like magical places that offer unforgettable views of spectacular mountain passes.

3. Ring Road, Iceland

By Moyan Brenn from Anzio, Italy (Iceland road) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Moyan Brenn from Anzio, Italy (Iceland road) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Ring Road experience is not meant to be rushed. If you are planning on exploring one of the world’s most beautiful road trip routes, you may as well prepare at least two weeks to soak in the experience. This is one road trip where you can marvel at untamed scenery. Prepare to feast your eyes on geo-thermal pools, geysers, mountains, volcanoes, and more.

4. Route 66, USA

Abandoned stretched of road along Route 66
Abandoned stretched of road along Route 66

This road trip covers a route that spans from Chicago to California. This is a largely quiet and isolated highway route that will make you feel nostalgic.

5. Southern Scenic Route, New Zealand

By Tim Parkinson from Sheffield, UK - Reflection @ Lake Hawea, New Zealand, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5793305
By Tim Parkinson from Sheffield, UK – Reflection @ Lake Hawea, New Zealand, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5793305

As the name suggests, this is a road trip that gives you a glimpse of some of the spectacular sights in South Island. Expect to see a lot of beaches, snow-capped mountains, woodlands, and lakes.