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Top Five Self-Drive Destinations

With the freedom of the open road, travelling at your own speed whilst enjoying scenic landscapes, a self-drive holiday is an extremely flexible way to travel, and a unique experience to explore destinations the world over. Here we’ve listed five of our favourite self-drive destinations with great roads and spectacular scenery to inspire you.


Driving a Mustang along Route 66 doesn’t have to be reserved for the movies, but of course, you can go for something a little more budget-friendly! Travel at your own pace along one of the most famous routes in the world. Stop off at peculiar sights and kitsch landmarks that punctuate the endless prairies and scenic landscapes across the USA. On this route, you’ll learn about rich native American cultural history, visit spectacular natural sights including the Grand Canyon and finish on one of the most stylish seafronts in Santa Monica. 


A self-drive holiday in Canada is an unforgettable experience, whether you decide to navigate the coastal roads of the western side or take in the region of Nova Scotia on the eastern seaboard. Canada offers up breathtaking views wherever you are. Pass through the charming towns along the Rockies, the spectacular landscapes of the Yukon, or drive along one of the world’s most scenic mountain roads, the Icefields Parkway; there is so much choice! 


Australia’s Pacific Coast Drive from Sydney to Brisbane is a great choice if you’re heading out on the road down under! Experience some of the country's amazing golden beaches, and explore the natural wonders surrounding Byron Bay. If Western Australia is more your bag, there are plenty of choices here too, taking you to some of the world’s most pristine and clean coastlines and the heart of premium wine country.


A self-drive along the Carretera Austral, or Austral Highway, is probably the ultimate road trip. This region is one of the world’s last wildernesses, truly remote and spectacular. Drive from Chile’s capital Santiago and marvel at majestic mountain ranges and incredible wildlife, there is so much to see here.


Driving South Africa’s Garden Route is a great way to see some of the country’s highlights at your own pace, and with plenty of opportunities to explore each of the different destinations. Drive from cosmopolitan Cape Town and the rugged Cape Peninsula, visit the stunning Winelands, and even top off your self-drive holiday with a stay in a luxury safari lodge!

To plan your perfect self-drive holiday, get in touch with our travel specialists today, on 0203 924 888 or enquire here.

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