Best Highways Across the World to Take A Road Trip

Best Highways Across the World to Take A Road Trip

Best Highways Across the World to Take A Road Trip

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Sometimes, it’s not all about the destination or places you would love to get to, but it’s all about the journey, and when it comes to these stunning highways, we couldn’t agree more. If you’re gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on the planet. There’s a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what’s down the highway. Hop in the car, roll down those windows and cruise along some the world’s most beautiful highways. Here are the 10 best highways to go on a road trip from across the planet!

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Breathe in the crisp salty air and witness the wonders nature has provided this land with. Australia’s Great Ocean Road runs from Torquay to Warrnambool in the state of Victoria. Steer along the rugged southeastern coast of Australia to get dramatic coastal views.

Great-Ocean-Road-Australia Road Trip

Great Ocean Road, Australia

See museums, restaurants and beaches, and whale lookouts along the way. It houses a plethora of different environments from cliffs to rain forests to some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles. Get to see great wildlife you won’t find anywhere else- koala bears, kangaroos, and penguins and multi-coloured parrots.

Experience the thrill of stepping out onto the Otway Lighthouse Balcony for awesome of Australia’s Shipwreck Coast, or take a dip at Apollo Bay.

The Atlantic Road, Norway

Reckoned as Country’s ‘Engineering Feat of the Century’, the amazing Atlantic Roadway is one of the most scenic routes in the world.  The picturesque route between the towns of Molde and Kristiansund is famous for the eight breath-taking bridges and has become one of the country’s most travelled attractions.

The Atlantic Road, Norway Road Trip

The Atlantic Road, Norway

The drive will take at the edge of the ocean, surrounded by breathtaking fjords, countless islands and towering mountains, creates an almost unbeatable combination of culture and nature. You’re guaranteed to make some lasting memories and getting to see the spectacular northern lights.

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is considered to be Italy’s most scenic coastline roads. Stretched between Salerno and Sorrento, the Amalfi coast consists of thrilling hairpin bends curving over dramatic cliff faces, making it a driver’s dream.

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

However, these exciting roads aren’t the only thing which draws tourists. This amazing road takes you along a coastline dotted with picturesque Italian villages nestled on majestic cliffs that rise out the idyllic sea. The vistas of historic churches, vineyards, and pristine villas overlooking the coastline make this one of the most spectacular road trips ever.

Milford Road, New Zealand

Milford Road, New Zealand Road Trip

The Milford Road is considered one of the best road trips

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and is truly the “paradise on Earth.” Winding through Fiordland National Park, the heart of the Southern Alps, the 144 mile-long Milford Road provides tourists with some unequivocal experience of seeing lush rainforests, crystal clear lakes and waterfalls as well as the Fiordland National Park.

Plus there are loads of adventures like kayaking, skydiving, and climbing all over the country. Prepare to see ‘Lord of the Rings’ film location as you approach the grand mountains and forests in the South Island.

The Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa has one of the most striking coastlines in the world. The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape.

The-Garden-Route-South-Africa Road Trip

Garden Route, South Africa

Named for the dense vegetation, the exotic Garden Route features spellbinding forests, gorgeous sandy beaches, sheltered lagoons, bush land and mountain passes. The Garden Route isn’t just perfect for the spectacular natural beauty, it also about outdoor sports and delicious local food, plenty of entertainment along the way.

Peloponnese, Greece

Peloponnese, Greece Road Trip

Peloponnese Route, Greece

Besides its pebble and sandy beaches bordered by turquoise waters, Greece is also ideal for road trips. A road trip for nature lovers, history buffs and adventurers, the Peloponnese route starts and ends in Athens, taking in all the major sights, including 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, scenic seaside towns and the island of Zakynthos, home of the ridiculously beautiful shipwreck beach!

From steep mountain topped with a fortress of Nafplio to excellent wineries nestled in the rolling hills of Nemea, you have it all to make it a memorable road trip.

Ruta de la Plata, Spain

What’s special about Spain is that no matter what time of year, Spain’s diverse landscapes mean there is always a reason to drive off on its well-laid roads. The Ruta de la Plata (Silver Route) is an ancient commercial and pilgrimage path that crosses the west of Spain from north to south, connecting Mérida to Astorga.

Ruta de la Plata, Spain Road Trip

Ruta de la Plata, Spain

You could be crossing arid deserts or cruising along some low-lying coastal roads, but let’s not forget the hundreds of mountain passes or fields and fields of farmland too. It’s also a fantastic way to discover the beauty of Spain’s western region from top to bottom.

Trans-Siberian Highway, Russia

The Trans-Siberian Highway is one of the earth’s longest roads. A drive along this newly completed system of roads means a visit to planet’s remote wilderness.  The coastal city of Vladivostok often called “Russia’s San Francisco” is for its rolling hills, bridges, Pacific fog and street cars.

 

Trans-Siberian-Highway-Russia Road Trip

The Trans Siberian Highway

It truly gonna be a fascinating trip in the country of contrasts, from great subtropical beaches to bitterly cold winter regions in the north. Soviet-era relics and famous cities to explore, it’s often hard to choose where to go on any stealthy Russian adventure.

Ring Road, Iceland

The ring road in Iceland is a fantastically picturesque two-lane road encircling Iceland connecting all major towns. Just a guide along the ring road supplies you with fantastic scenery!

Ring Road Iceland Road Trip

Ring Road, Iceland

Iceland’s Ring Road exposes you to bubbling geothermal springs, sparkling rainbows, beautiful horses, tumultuous waterfalls, and rugged mountains -all dotted with birds, sheep, cows, horses and reindeers. This is the most volatile landscape on earth. Drive a week and you’ll kvell for years.

High Coast, Sweden

This section of Sweden’s E4 highway runs through a World Heritage-listed, glacier-produced landscape, to make you linger. The route is not very long, but the views and the ambience are truly unique. A popular way to do it is by simply driving through the landscape along the E4 highway, which will also take you over the magnificent High Coast Bridge.

High Coast, Sweden Road Trip

High Coast, Sweden

The bridge is a famous suspension bridge with almost 200 meter high pylons over the Ångerman River, one of the many powerful rivers of northern Sweden. The Baltic coast here is also one of Sweden’s best regions and is a convolution of red-granite cliffs and islands, rocky outcrops and pine forest. The High Coast has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, rock climbing, fishing and kayaking, as well as cross-country skiing in the winter.

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