Road-tripping may be an exciting thing to do during your free time. In fact, road trippers spend most of their time mapping activities and getting the most basic driving essentials before hitting the road.
However, do they zero in on the open road while driving to their wishful destination?
Driving along the road, far from the city, gives you a cool sense of freedom and exploration. But, do you know where are the best places to go on a long, adventurous road trip around the world?
Either you just want to go on a short excursion or simply drive through a memorable road trip, here you’ll find the world’s top 10 road trips nobody should miss out.
#10 Route 62, South Africa
Driving amid Cape Town and Port Elizabeth couldn’t go wrong if you enjoy natural sceneries. Feel the natural scent from a long drive overlooking great cliffs, fauna, rivers, valleys, and plains.
With over 65 wineries off the beaten track, passengers could have a great time tasting few of the best wines the country has to offer.
#9 NC500, Scotland
This is a popular place for driving along the craggy coastline to check out symbolic castles, lochs, glens, and picture-perfect highland cattle.
It’s the latest coast drive in Britain as it was opened in 2015. In fact, Prince Charles welcomes everyone to experience what Scotland has to offer through the North Coast 500, getting a great reputation from avid road-trippers.
#8 Ticlio Pass, Peru
If you want to relish the new trendy locations, think about driving around the highest paved road in South America. This Peruvian road takes you through the Andes, showcasing curves that makes you want to slow down and relish your path with a good sense of adventure.
If you are a lucky explorer, feel free to take some pictures with wild llamas walking along some breathtaking sceneries and dramatic mountains.
#7 Jebel Hafeet, United Arab Emirates
Rich drivers find this road a well-deserved path to get around from their private palace to other exclusive spots. Don’t be surprised to see residents with really expensive vehicles driving along the path.
Drive along the dessert and enjoy the hot ambience with temperatures that goes over 45C/113F and make sure you spot those imposing golden dunes “following” you.
#6 The Atlantic Road, Norway
Driving along the Norwegian coastline is beyond spectacular. This road meanders between the islands outer edge, and offers a dramatic western landscape with panoramic mountains, deep fjords and lush valleys.
Apart from the intense drive, you could find some unusual birds flying above the peaks and getting closer, whales, and other sea creatures greeting road-trippers from the coastline.
#5 The Alcan Highway, Canada to Alaska
As a favorite spot for hiking detours, this road offers a great sight-seeing of the most undisturbed North American wilderness.
While driving along the road, equip your vehicle with snow tires, take your winter jacket, and fill your bag with food supplies to survive with the local lower temperatures.
You won’t be disappointed once you check those grand mountains, dazzling lakes, and wild animals in their natural habitats including wolves and temperamental grizzly bears.
#4 Transfagarasan Road, Romania
If you are not afraid of Dracula’s home land, then you should explore this magnificent road. Drive through those 800-meter-long, dark tunnels with curves and turns that could give you a roller-coasting sensation.
This road takes you from Cartisoara to Curtea Arges, zigzagging from Transylvania all the way to Muntenia, which boasts a unique mix of historical and natural attractions.
Go up to Moldoveanu Peak – the highest mountain in Romania – and enjoy the astonishing views.
#3 Great Ocean Road, Australia
There’s nothing more appealing than driving between the mountains surrounded by the ocean, and Great Ocean Road offers that classic experience.
Get the ethnic Australian vibe while driving and witnessing anteaters, kangaroos, penguins, koalas and colorful parrots around the national parks.
You may want to stop at Apollo bay for a refreshing swim and talk to friendly surfers. Feel safe because they will always advise you on the best swimming spots to avoid white shark encounters.
#2 Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
Wind your way through the iconic pastel-colored villages, gorgeous beaches, and prominent mountains of the Italian most picturesque stretch of coastline.
Italians are proud of their most beautiful coastal road, and the scenery makes the drive a memorable experience. Road trippers are always welcomed to visit and try things the Italian way.
#1 Milford Road, New Zealand
If witnessing beautiful sceneries is right up your street, then Milford road offers you the most scenic mountains in New Zealand.
This road takes drivers to see great cliffs, epic mountains with snowed-covered peaks, waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes and growing trees with dramatic branches worth an Instagram picture.
The Avenue of the Disappearing mountain is a must-see for a quick optical entertainment.