If you’re hoping to get off the beaten path and see more in Europe, a road trip is the way to do it. Before driving anywhere, be sure to get a car service so you can be sure your car is safe and roadworthy. It’s also a good idea to read up on the local road rules and laws- so you don’t get caught out when you’re driving in a foreign country.
With so many incredible road trips to choose from, how do you narrow down your options? Here are Europe’s top road trips:
Bucharest to Vienna
If you’re hoping to see more of Eastern Europe, this is the trip for you. Leave Bucharest and head through the Carpathian mountains. Once you get to Transylvania, you can hang out in Bran Castle (where Dracula is rumored to be from). From there, head to Timisoara- a city packed with architectural gems.
Stop in Budapest, where you should spend at least a few days partying in the ruin pubs and enjoying the baths. From there, head to Bratislava and then explore the museums and architecture in Vienna.
London to Edinburgh
After leaving hectic London behind, head to Oxford- where you’ll find the oldest English university in the world. This city is where Lewis Carrol and J.R.R Tolkien used to spend time drinking when they weren’t writing.
Head to Cotswolds where you can see the cute cottages, and then head to Stratford-Upon-Avon- where Shakespeare was born. From there, drive to Manchester to see a football game and then check out York- which the ancient Romans walled in almost 2000 years ago.
Explore the Lake District National Park, before visiting Edinburgh. Stay here for a few days and enjoy the friendly locals, gothic architecture, and delicious scones. From there, explore the highlands- the Western Isles, Inverness, and Stirling are all well worth the drive.
The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia is known for tourist towns and islands. But travel experts head to the country’s north, where you can find incredible food, beautiful landscapes, and incredible monuments. Here, both white and black truffles are found, along with excellent wine. Explore 6th century mosaics, and drive along local roads which wine from gorgeous stone towns on the coast to the hills inland which are packed with olive groves, vineyards, galleries, and small family farms.
Have you done any of the above road trips? Leave a comment below and let me know.