Going on a road trip is always a fun way to create new memories, meet new friends, and learn something new. So on your next holiday, why not plan one and give in to your wanderlust? Take it to another level by including destinations from around the world in your itinerary. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
The Great Ocean Road (Victoria, Australia)
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Let’s start with something familiar; hire a car in Melbourne Airport and head down to the Great Ocean Road. This picturesque route features breathtaking surf breaks, gorgeous waterfalls, and amazing views you won’t see anywhere else. If you want an afternoon adrenaline rush, pack a surfboard and stop by at any of the surfing spots that dot this magnificent coastline.
Desert Road (Rangipo Desert, New Zealand)
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Book a flight to neighbouring New Zealand and check out the Desert Road at Rangipo Desert. This barren route provides some of the most amazing sceneries and landscapes in the region. If you’re a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings books, you’ll be happy to know that this road leads to Mt. Doom (Mt. Ngauruhoe in real life).
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If you’ve always wanted to see the French countryside up close, make sure to include Provence, France in your list. Charming craft boutiques, antique shops, vineyards, cherry orchards, and olive groves make the town’s back roads the perfect route for an afternoon road trip. Aside from shopping for chunky blocks of lavender soap and bottles of olive oil, you can also sample some of the region’s best wines at the local restaurants.
Pirate Route (Jamaica)
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Jamaica’s Port Royal was notoriously known as a haven for pirates who targeted Spanish ships filled with New World treasures. Today, this picturesque port is a popular tourist destination for beach lovers, and is the starting point of the Pirate Route, a one-of-a-kind road trip destination. From Port Royal, drive to Kingston, Negril, Round Hill, Ocho Rios, and back to Kingston. These cities and towns offer great ocean views, unique architecture, and interesting relics of the region’s rich history.
Flower Route (Netherlands)
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Going on a road trip across several destinations from around the world requires lots of planning and saving up. To help you save money, go for an offsite airport parking space that offers cheaper rates. This way, you won’t have to bust your travel funds and still have enough money for plenty of souvenirs.