The most beautiful road trips in the world
There’s nothing more American than hitting the road. You see the most beautiful landscape pass through your windows and fully enjoy all the nature and culture that surrounds you. Also, you can drive the route at your own pace and stop whenever and wherever you want. We present you the most beautiful road trips by continent: explore the fjords of Norway or drive along the coast of Australia.
Road trip through South America
Route 40 in Argentina
Route 40 is one of the longest and most spectacular highways from the north to the south of Argentina and is more than 3,000 miles long. Some parts of the trail are not paved, so the true adventurers will find it amazing. You will start in the North of Argentina at Punta Loyola and end in the South at La Quiaca. The landscape is beautifully green with high hills, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful lakes. Be sure to stop at the Iguazú Falls on the border of Paraguay and Brazil.
Cabot Trail in Canada
On the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island you come across some of the most beautiful places in Canada. This road trip is nearly 185 miles in length. Take your time for this trip, so that you can experience nature in an optimal way. Stay a night in a hotel or hike somewhere in between.
Even though Route 66 officially no longer exists, it’s still a great route to drive. Route 66 is a true classic, running from Chicago to Los Angeles and ending at the beautiful beach in Santa Monica, California. With and between states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The route is nearly 2,500 miles long, so there’s plenty of time to make the most of your trip. It’s a good idea to spend the night in each state to see some of the best stops, attractions, and sights.
From Cape Town to Durban in South Africa
South Africa is an ideal country to hit the road! We recommend the route from Cape Town to Durban. This is a 1,250+ mile road trip that takes you past beaches, lagoons, natural parks, and wildlife parks. You will also pass the original Xhosa society. This is a population that has been living in eastern South Africa for centuries.
Bergen to Trondheim, the fjords of Norway
Europe has many features for beautiful road trips. The most beautiful is the route between Bergen and Trondheim in Norway. Here you drive along the fjords and beautiful mountain scenery. You will cross one of the longest tunnels in the world, the Gudvangen.
On a motorcycle in Vietnam
The best driving route in Asia can be found in Vietnam. We recommend hitting the road with a motorcycle. You can buy one here for a few hundred dollars (USD), which you can sell back at the end of your trip. Of course, it is also possible to rent one, but it will be more expensive. Northern Vietnam is the most beautiful in terms of nature. You have beautiful rice fields, mountains that glow purple, and peace and quiet. The route starts in Hanoi and goes up to the north of Vietnam (in a clockwise direction). You can end your trip in the beautiful Oriente, near the beach. If you want to travel for a longer period, drive south to visit the capital, Ho Chi Minh City.
The Great Ocean Highway in Australia
Australia’s most beautiful route is the 151-mile Great Ocean Road. This route runs from Torquay (near Melbourne) to Warrnambool. You can make several stops along the way. For example, go surfing at Bells Beach or see the most beautiful cliffs along the coast at Bass Strait. See the roughest part of the ocean, where around 700 ships were wrecked: the Shipwreck Coast.