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).
From £2,700 per person
Travel to: Alberta & the Rockies, British Columbia
From £6,600 per person
Travel to: Cape Town & Around, Eastern Cape, Garden Route & Little Karoo
From £3,050 per person
Travel to: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy, Venice & the Veneto
From £2,000 per person
Travel to: Bergen & the Western Fjords
From £3,850 per person
Travel to: California, The American Southwest
From £2,350 per person
Travel to: Sicily & Aeolian Islands
From £4,550 per person
From £9,850 per person
Travel to: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Coromandel & Waikato, Hawkes Bay
From £4,950 per person
Travel to: The American Southwest
From £2,900 per person
From £4,400 per person
From £9,200 per person
Travel to: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District, Otago & The Southern Alps, West Coast & Abel Tasman National Park
From £4,050 per person
Travel to: Florida
From £4,750 per person
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