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The Best Destinations for European Driving Holidays

Do you want to discover the most beautiful places in Europe? Why don’t you go on a road trip? You can either travel by your own car or rent one upon arrival. Either way, a driving holiday in Europe promises an unforgettable holiday. 

Here are the best destinations for European driving holidays.

Italy 

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Blessed with an excellent network of well-paved roads weaving through a landscape of stunning lakes, snow-capped peaks, scenic coastlines, and historic towns, Italy is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for European driving holidays. 

While there are many other ways to get around Italy, travelling by car allows you to explore at your own pace, stop at some places if you wish, and stretch your legs between long journeys. In Rome, consider driving around in minis as you explore the city’s famous attractions, from the Colosseum to the Pantheon and the ruins of the Forum. 

Belgium 

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Brimming with rich culture and history and home to some of Europe’s finest museums and galleries, Belgium is a beautiful country to explore. And what better way to discover the country than on a driving holiday? Belgian roads are well-connected and organised, and the country’s highway system is among the best-lit in Europe, which means driving at night is less dangerous. 

Consider staying and getting hold of the Belgium F1 tickets for the Grand Prix to make your driving holiday. It’s one of the most prestigious car racing events in the world and a must-watch for every car enthusiast.

Scotland 

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Not part of the EU but still part of destination Europe. There are many wonderful places to discover in Scotland, especially in the Highlands. If you want to visit as many attractions as possible, you should do it by car. On your driving holiday, you can visit historic towns and villages around the scenic Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Further west, you’ll find the breathtaking Argyll Coast, which has one of the most stunning coastlines in Scotland. 

For the ultimate adventure, consider taking a campervan around the Highlands. That way, you will not have to worry about booking accommodations separately. There are many camping sites all over the area that will allow you to park your van and spend the night. 

Iceland 

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Driving around Iceland is an exciting way to discover all the wonders of nature that the country is known for. Most people will choose to drive through the Ring Road, also known as Route 1, since it runs through the island’s beautiful coast and passes through many famous attractions, such as Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss Waterfall, and Dimmuborgir Lava Field.

To guarantee utmost comfort on your driving holiday in the country, rent a 4×4 vehicle as you explore Iceland. The 4-wheel vehicle offers more stability on very bumpy roads and when going into turns.

Germany 

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Germany is an excellent country to drive around, as its roads are excellent. Not only that, but your journey will take you to jaw-dropping landscapes, incredible historical sites, and hidden gems along the highway where you can stop to stretch your legs. 

The country’s pride is its famous network of autobahns, an 11,000 km long expressway known for its efficiency and unmatched record for safety. Driving on the autobahn is a dream for many car enthusiasts, as it’s one of the world’s longest and most dense road systems.


Article by Penny Martinelli