Here are 4 of the best countries to drive in if travelling overseas.
While some countries are fantastic for cycling and others are known for their iconic train journeys, some nations are just meant to be seen by car. Generally, it is the vast countries which are best for driving around as you can take in as much as possible from one side to the other. In this blog post, we are going to take a closer look at the top driving countries, as well as some of the incredible road trips that you can enjoy while you are there.
United States of America
Let’s start off with an obvious one. The USA is the land of the car, and you can find a special road trip in pretty much every single one of the states. Not only this, the roads are modern and well-maintained and the gas prices are cheap. The most famous road in America (and perhaps even the whole world) is Route 66. Though it is no longer as important a road as it once was, there are plenty of stopping points and classic Americana along the way.
America’s northern cousin is even more vast, and while there are huge flat expanses of very little to see, there are also plenty of mountainous landscapes which are bound to capture your attention. Icefields Parkway connects to the two highly popular national parks of Banff and Jasper. And while you can travel between them in just three hours, you will want to linger around a little longer to enjoy the scenery. If you are looking for a more remote and undiscovered part of the country, the Yukon Golden Circle is the place to go.
A car is a necessity when you are travelling around certain parts of Australia - particularly the rural regions in the centre. However, one of the best drives to enjoy is the Great Ocean Road, which takes you along countless near-deserted beaches and quaint villages, as well as acres of rainforest and national parks. You are also likely to spot some of the exotice animals which the country is famous for.
Though it is much smaller than the countries that we have discussed so far, Iceland makes for a fantastic road trip destination. The Ring Road is the one which many people associate with the country. Along the way, you are going to encounter active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls and black beaches. The most popular time of year to travel here is when the Northern Lights illuminate the skyline. It takes around two weeks for you to enjoy the route in its entirety.
If you are planning a road trip, any one of these four countries would make an excellent option to visit. Simply rent a car, see more about great extra features, start burning up the miles, and make sure that you take your time.
After all, it should be all about the journey rather than the destination.
by Natalie Marie.
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