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Best Road Trip Destinations in Europe

Deciding to head out on a road trip is nothing short of an exciting adventure. The call of the open road is one that many of us hear, yet often we are too constrained by the trappings of everyday life to be able to answer. However, when you do decide to book a holiday to an exotic location or begin planning the road trip of a lifetime, the rewards are great.

There is nothing quite like a road trip when it comes to excitement and adventure. Whether you are planning a trip with family, friends or your partner, the opportunity for hours (or days!) on the road together, exploring new destinations and travelling the world, is one to be treasured for a lifetime. One of the best places to plan a road trip is across Europe. The continent of Europe spans over 10 million km² and 48 countries, meaning that the possibilities for planning the ultimate road trip really are endless. But with so much choice, how do you know where to stop-off on your European road trip? Here are four of the best destinations that you should try and visit if you can.


The Romantische Strasse (Romantic Road) in Germany is one of the country’s most stunning road trip routes. Driving through miles of idyllic countryside, past picturesque towns and popular tourist hotspots, it’s no real surprise that the route is so popular. From the Alps to vineyards to spa towns, there is something for everyone. Don’t miss Neuschwanstein Castle – the crowning glory of the Romantic Road.


There are many options for great road trips in France. Whether you are looking for the perfect French road trip or are just passing through on a larger scale European adventure, the sights and sounds of France are not to be missed. Follow the coastline in the south of the country for warmer weather and stunning coastal views, or for the history lovers, why not take a trip through Normandy? Mont St. Michel is a definite must-see, but beware the endless crowds of tourists.


An 830-mile drive, Iceland’s Route 1 circles the entirety of the island. Depending on how far you prefer to drive in a day and how often you intend to stop off, most itineraries recommend allowing up to 11 days for this route. Taking in the full beauty of the country, this route is perfect for those who want an authentic road trip experience. From the capital of Reykjavik to the desolate wilderness of the remotest corners of the island, Iceland truly is a country a little off the beaten track, but one that you don’t want to miss.


Norway’s Trollstigen National Tourist Route (the Troll’s Route) is a stunning route taking visitors through some of the country’s most beautiful natural areas. Waterfalls and world heritage sites abound, making sure that this route is definitely a memorable one. If you have the time, consider making a short detour to the nearby Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park. This is a gorgeous alpine location, perfect for hiking, fishing and spotting wildlife.

Planning and Preparation

Feeling inspired? Why not start planning your ultimate European road trip today? A road trip offers the potential for being the trip of a lifetime, a holiday to be remembered for many years to come. Make sure that you do plenty of research into the areas you want to visit and the routes you want to take to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. When preparing for your holiday car journey, it’s also important to make sure that your car is up to the trip. If you are choosing to go with a hire car, make sure to tell the hire company what you are planning and where you are hoping to go beforehand to ensure you hire a vehicle that suits the route you are planning to take.
Get planning your ideal road trip today – where will the open road take you?

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