If you have got the gas, you’ve got the time, the only thing left is to tap on the pedal. But the question arises where? Choosing a perfect destination for a road trip can make or break your experience. A proper research about the weather is necessary before going to the road trip. As you don’t want to drive in rain, so weather check is important.
To inspire you the article will mention 7 road trips ideas you can plan for a week around in the world. These road trips will turn your boring week into Ready, Set, Go as your mantra for most weekends.
1. Verdon Gorge Circuit, France
Here’s is a drive which is to the finest region of France. The road trip will take your from sensual abundance from little market towns to natural splendour. The road trip begins gently and then takes sharp turns to villages such as Tourtour which is perched high and the sight is not pretty.
Length: 115 miles
Time: You could complete the road trip in non-stop 4 hours but that would be no fun as these roads driving with care and you will want to stop regularly. A whole day is fine for the completion of the trip.
Best driven in: early autumn, late spring or early summer. The gorges can get crowded in summers, so start early to avoid rush later on.
2. Route One, Iceland
There are no landscapes in Europe which comes near to the amazing scenic beauty of Iceland which consists of lava fields, waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, ash deserts, volcanoes. What’s the best way to see them? Through great Route One road, which circumnavigates the island. The western section of route one has more in store for you, as it offers you scenic stretch of the coast the Westfjords and Snæfellsnes peninsula
Length: 800 miles
Time: Allow a week or maximum of 10 days are enough
Best driven in: August or July
3. The Military Road, Isle of Wight
The road trip is short but it’s sweet. As you will drive around the southern tip of the Isle of Wight from east coast to west coast. It is known Military road locally, this stretch was made to overcome the threat of invasion from Napoleon in 19th century. On the right you will see land rises above the fields to downlands and on the left you can enjoy the views of cliffs and seas.
Length: Approximately 12 miles
Time: 30 minutes each way is ideal
Best driven in: Early evening on a mild day in spring or in early summer when you will find the roadside full of flowers.
4. Ring of Kerry, Ireland
The Ring of Kerry is famous for road trips, as it will take you perfect landscapes. You will see the perfect scenery of the Killarney National Park, with the lakes and some green uplands. You can take a break in your journey at Cahersiveen with the fine beach and the pounding Atlantic has an ever present influencer here and make your back via Sneem.
Length: 110 miles
Time: the trip can be completed in the long summer’s day but if you have the time then consider two days to complete the journey.
Best driven in: The ideal time is summer but do mind that the roads are narrow and can get busy with tourist traffic. The area is quieter.
5. North Coast 500, Scotland
If you are looking for the genuine scene of Highlands as it is combined with some spectacular views then North Coast 500 is the route for you. You should take a quiet route just south of the Wick and also find the Grey Cairns of Camster, which has 5,000 chambers that if you dare can visit.
Length: 500 miles
Time: Allow at least four days
Best driven in: Autumn is the month to visit for the road trip.
6. Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria
It’s no secret that motorcycle riders and sports car enthusiasts turn their heads towards this place. There are limitless views of mountains as the road climbs to 2,504 metres but a series of challenging bends too. If you are in a hurry and you are hungry you can always pick up food before your road trip, you can check out Dominos offers and there is subway also if you want to eat healthy plus you have another option in McDonalds.
Length: 30 miles
Time: About an hour, not including stops
Best driven in: Late spring and summer. The route is not safe in winters and is closed from early November till May.
7. Trollstigen, Norway
For the thrill seekers, Trollstigen is the place for them. Troll’s road the mountain road is studded with strikingly designed platform which provides you with good photographic opportunities and there is a 1,500 feet waterfall which is hard to miss.
Length: About four miles
Time: It will take around three to four hours to finish the road trip
Best driven in: Summer is the best time to finish this road trip.
You will have to spend your hard earned money on these trips, so it’s better to plan in advance and to plan perfectly. These 7 road trip ideas will make it easy for you to plan for a week around in the world. The time when you will visit is important as it all depends on the weather.