Travelling the world can bring an intense sense of fulfilment to any human being. It is such an immense feeling of gratitude and content to see the world first-hand through a road trip.
Going on a vacation and taking that big road trip can relax and destress travellers if done correctly. Never forget to squeeze in a few stops along the way. Cutting through the long drives with hotel accommodation can indeed make the trip less tiring. Loosen up at the end of a 5-hour long drive feat by enjoying accommodation amenities such as steam showers, sauna or massage appointments.
May it be a simple road trip or an epic one, running a four-week time frame, here are the top road trip destinations on the planet.
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
Located on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, Canada’s ultimate majestic highways boasting of scenic coasts, sea cliff hikes, beaches and vegetation. The key not-to-be-missed places are Alexander Graham Bell House, North River Kayaking, the Middle Head trail, whale watching and the coastline hikes. The course is for the physically active, spanning a two to five-day exploration duration.
Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way is a real standout as it is known as the longest coastal route in the world. Ireland’s tourism is booming in this area with the 2500 kilometres of massive sea cliff views, exhilarating beaches, and warm culture. It takes 2-4 weeks to explore this place, with key locations to check out are the Mizen Head, Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.
South Island, New Zealand
South Island, pegged as one of the most scenic highways in the world. Driving is indeed the best way to navigate this area. South Island brags of enormous glaciers, lakes and mountains. Key points of interest are Lake Tekapo, Pancake Rocks and Abel Tasman.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The exceptional road trip Europe can offer is the Amalfi Coast. The Sorrento to Ravello route holds one of the most breathtaking sea cliffs on the planet. The premier island of Capri is a scenery taken out of a fairy tale book. It takes roughly two weeks to get around this part of Italy.
Great Ocean Road, Australia
The Great Ocean Road is one of the picturesque views Australia has to offer. The route is more than 600 kilometres with rows of jungles and sea cliffs.
It is the top surfing destination in the country. It takes over two days to navigate Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, and Otway National Park.
The Mongol Rally
This is the crème de la crème of all road trips. It is on every road trip fans’ bucket list. The Mongol Rally spans from London, England, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It is a charity rally that takes three to 8 weeks to traverse fifteen countries and two continents. Possibilities are endless in places of interest such as Prague, Brussels, Siberia and the Mongolian Steppe.
Road trips allow you to be immersed and to bathe in the beauty of the location and its people. The potential to gel and ferment into the culture and environment is so immense in road trips. It is every human being’s must do in his lifetime.