Category Road Trips

Best road trips in Alaska

In a land of mind-boggling wilderness, rugged roadside pit stops and some of the world’s most impressive big fauna, Alaska’s epic highways offer unlimited possibilities for adventurous drivers. While road trips in the rest of the US are dotted with…

The 5 best day trips from Tokyo – Lonely Planet

Whether you are a first-time visitor to Tokyo or know the city well, there are plenty of surprises waiting on the capital’s doorstep. The temples and shrines of Nikkō and Kamakura offer a window into Japanese history, while Mt Takao, Hakone,…

5 best road trips in Sardinia, Italy

The Mediterranean island of Sardinia is home to some of Italy’s most off-the-beaten-track beaches, archaeological sites and culinary experiences, many of which are inaccessible by public transport. With your own wheels, you can experience Sardinia’s hidden treasures at a pace…

7 best road trips in Croatia

With a glorious Adriatic coastline that reveals one beauty spot after another for more than 1770km (1100 miles), it’s little wonder that Croatia has become one of Europe’s most best destinations for a road trip. Away from the coast-hugging and…

5 best road trips in Spain

Explore Spain’s world-famous natural scenery and cultural heritage – and savor its acclaimed cuisine at every pit stop – with a road trip across this beautiful country. Wherever you head, you can count on passing medieval castles and ancient cities, charming seaside…

The 5 best road trips in Sicily

As the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a grand road trip destination that doesn’t just stop at the beautiful blue waters that fringe its rocky coastline. Winding pastoral roads meander through the hilly hinterlands near Palermo and up…

5 of the best road trips in Scotland

The cities of Scotland may be full to the brim with history and atmosphere, but it’s the countryside in between that captures most visitors’ hearts. Quintessentially Scottish landscapes of lochs, glens and mountains begin right on the limits of Edinburgh, Glasgow and…

6 of the best day trips from Memphis

Memphis has rightfully earned its place in history for its impact on American music and the Civil Rights Movement. But since the city is also so well located, near Mississippi and Arkansas, with good highway connections, bus routes, and train…

8 best road trips in Iceland

Driving in Iceland is a dreamy experience, and having your own set of wheels offers the freedom to explore the country at your own pace. Picture the scene: you’re gliding along a road curling around a snowy hillside. On your…

7 of the best day trips from San Francisco

Forget crossing bridges to get across the Bay – San Francisco locals are notorious for not wanting to leave the city. But visitors shouldn’t impose that limitation on themselves. Combine the city’s best things to do with day trips into the surrounding area’s mix…