The holidays are fast approaching, and you’re probably racking your brain where you should go. Well, you can either go on the typical vacation, or you can take exploration to a whole new level. We have four European road routes that can give you the trip of a lifetime.
Road Trip through the Baltic
To say that driving through Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia is a good idea is an understatement. Taking a route that will take you through the timeless and the stunning will genuinely ignite your love for photography, travel, and the great outdoors. If you’re one for places taken over by time, you’ll be blown away by the haunting old towns and old memorials you will pass by along the way.
The Baltic route will pass by Riga, then the Kaunas, the Vilnius, Sigulda, and Tallinn, with Jurmala as the last spot before arriving back to Riga. Depending on how many pitstops you decide to have, we recommend you allow ten days for the entire trip so you can make the most of it. A few of the most famous stopover destinations are the eerily beautiful Hill of Crosses, the Ninth Fort, the St. Anne’s Church, and the UNESCO listed Struve Geodetic Arc.
Road Trip through Italy
Although this may not be the usual getaway for most, driving through Tuscany and staying in a small Tuscan villa might seem straight right out of a dream once you’ve experienced it. Journey the roads through Italy, where food and wine id delectable, sunsets are romantic, and the atmosphere exudes the Renaissance. This route is ideal for couples or intimate friend groups who’d like an enriching experience that’s one for the books.
The duration of the trip will depend on how much time you want to spend in Tuscany, and sometimes even a week seems too short to explore the beautiful cobblestone alleys. There are so many great sights to see wherever you go. From their fascinating hilltop architecture to their delicate details nestled on the walls of subdued colours, not to mention how powerfully their food can convince you to stay awhile longer.
Road Trip through France
This road trip is ideal for a travel-loving group, especially families who fancy long tours with a bit of versatility and spontaneity. You start in Calais, then down to the Spanish Pyrenees through the Perpignan and Auvergne, then up to the Bayonne, then the Ile d’Oleron, with Loire Valley as the last stop before you’re back to the Calais. It could last for a week up to a month, depending on how long you prefer staying in a place, but unlike other trips, this one is more cost-effective and budget friendly.
Almost everything about the country is fascinating, with great wine and croissants, a moderate climate, and beautiful landscapes, so luxury French glamping can be a great treat. Another thing to look forward to would be a well-preserved history in the surrounding Architecture, so those would make for inspiring sceneries for travellers of all ages.
Road Trip through Germany
The best things in life are free, and when they’re not, we can still get them without breaking the bank. This route in Bavaria, Germany, is less touristy and crowded, and it comes with the most enchanting views straight out of a fairy tale. This road trip will lead you along with picturesque sceneries of castles, lakes, forests, and ice caves. It will remind you of the fantasies you’ve ever adored since your childhood. If you have enough time on your hands, you have at least ten days to get the most out of the experience.
The tour will lead you to historical camps in Dachau for a sombre lesson from the past. You also get a break from the urban life in the Fussen and Neuschwanstein Castle and the Ettal Abbey.