A road trip with the family is an excellent way to explore a destination and inject a little adventure into your holiday while retaining all the flexibility you need when travelling with children. Being in a vehicle allows you to see the countryside and explore places you might otherwise visit – it’s in these unexpected places that adventure lies.
Classic destinations for a family self-drive holiday include the Canadian Rockies or California. In fact the USA is a great destination for a road trip, with options throughout the country, from the deserts of Arizona and Utah to the landscapes of New England and beaches of Florida.
Elsewhere, a family road trip is an ideal way to see a safari destination such as South Africa or to explore a country as varied and exciting as Namibia. Distances in Australia and New Zealand can be daunting but our team of specialists can advise you on route choices and ways to ensure you see a lot without becoming trapped in the car.
Talk to them about hitting the road and discover how every day can be different. Around the next bend is a new landscape, a new town, new attractions and new places to stay, which is exciting for both children and parents alike.
For more inspiration talk to our team of specialists or take a look at our guide to the top 5 family adventure holiday destinations (and when you should go).
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Travel to: Alberta & the Rockies, British Columbia
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Travel to: Cape Town & Around, Eastern Cape, Garden Route & Little Karoo
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Travel to: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy, Venice & the Veneto
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Travel to: Bergen & the Western Fjords
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Travel to: California, The American Southwest
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Travel to: Sicily & Aeolian Islands
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Travel to: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Coromandel & Waikato, Hawkes Bay
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Travel to: The American Southwest
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Travel to: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District, Otago & The Southern Alps, West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park
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Travel to: Florida
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