Why pick one destination to visit with your best girlfriends when you could visit half a dozen all at once? When embarking on a road trip, you sign yourself up to singing along to classic songs in the car, seeing something new every day, and all in the company of your favorite people in the world. What’s not to love? Here are some top places that you just have to tick off your bucket list on your next girls’ vacation.
The mother of all road trips – Route 66, USA
It’s one of the most well-known roads in the US for a reason. From Los Angeles to Chicago, the West Coast to the East Coast, there’s no better way to see small-town America. Niche museums pop up out of nowhere amongst desert landscapes and windswept towns offer quaint charms in their stores that you won’t find anywhere else. Traverse eight states and bond with your best friends as you go.
Dive down under – the Great Ocean Road, Australia
Starting in Melbourne, Australia, and stretching 150 miles into the west hugging the south coast of Victoria, there is no other road trip that comes close when it comes to beach holiday vibes. The drive itself will only take a few days, so you and your friends will have plenty of time to stop along the way and enjoy the sandy beaches and calming waves. It’s not all one landscape either; you’ll stumble across lush rainforests and unique rock formations and cave systems that can stretch out your road trip as long as you want.
Stunning natural wonders – Milford Sound, New Zealand
While you’re around this side of the globe, it’s worth popping across to New Zealand for more fantastic sites. Glaciers from centuries gone by have left enormous valleys between snow-capped mountains, with icy lakes and winding rivers to mark where ice once stood strong. Driving to the area from nearby Queenstown takes just under five hours, but there are enough breathtaking highlights for you to spend days enjoying the awe-inspiring landscapes that only New Zealand has to offer.
A highland adventure – the North Coast 500, Scotland
The Highlands of Scotland are (you guessed it) pretty high. The best way to see all of their finest features is to drive through them. Luckily there is a road just for that purpose: the North Coast 500, spanning 500 miles across the best coastal landscapes that Scotland has to offer. Although the roads are narrow and windy, even if you take a wrong turn, the stunning landscape will always give way to a friendly town sooner or later and offer you a hearty respite in a local pub.
An Italian affair – the Tuscan hills, Italy
A country that produces the world’s best luxury cars surely also knows how to build the best roads for a luxury girls’ trip. The wine roads of Tuscany are as divine as they sound, with winding, picturesque roads cutting through sloping green hills. This landscape is dotted with vineyard after vineyard, each growing their own grapes for their own unique wines. Partake in local delicacies and refine your palette while taking in some of the most renowned views in Europe.
Volcanic views – the Ring Road, Iceland
Starting in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, the Ring Road winds through dormant volcanoes and luscious hot springs. Largely flat and open roads combined with a small population make for a peaceful road trip for you and your girl gang. And what girls’ trip could be complete without a luxury spa day at the end in the world-famous Blue Lagoon? Relax your stiff joints and end your vacation in the heart of natural decadence.