Top Ten Worldwide Road Trip

Highway Holidays - Top Ten Worldwide Road Trips

The Amalfi Coast - Italy — This trip takes around 8-10 days and covers over 250 miles. You should begin your trip in Rome and visit the Colosseum as well as the Vatican. Your journey from here would take in over 170 miles south to Positano. From here you can travel on to Positano, Ravello, Sorrento and then Naples.

You could also take a detour and visit the island of Capri, taking the hydrofoil from Sorrento and onto the ruins at Pompeii.

The Garden Route - South Africa — This road trip allows you to slice through an amazing 540 miles worth of stunning scenery with the Outeniqua mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Begining in Cape Town itself, on to Port Elizabeth.

The wine producing regions of Somerset West, Gordons Bay and the world famous whale watching centres of Hermanus from where you could prolong your trip by taking one of the whale watching boats that travel out daily. If the whales aren't around you could just enjoy the dolphins bouncing alongside the vessel. The vineyards along the way stretch out almost as far as the eye can see. Along the way there are the occasional baboon to be spotted on the mountainside.

Highway One California - USA — Perhaps one of the more famous of all road trips, made more glamorous by the fact that it takes in Los Angeles and later on San Francisco. It is a single lane that covers over 500 miles of dramatic coastline and wild forests. Randolph Hearst's San Simeon gets a look in as does Clint Eastwoods mayoral location Carmel. Drive through Malibu and Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Rocky Mountains - Canada — The drive through the area along the western side of Canada takes in over 400 miles of open roads and heads from Calgary right into Banff National Park. Cruise along the Icefields Parkway Road to Jasper and Lake Louise, a skiers paradise during the winter months.

Brittany - France — Your journey could start at Roscoff and cross the viaduct that croses the town of Morlaix and then along serpentine lanes reaching the Cairnde Barnenez and along to the charming port of Dinan to St Samson.

Your next leg will take you along the back roads to Brennils and then the lakeside area of Huelgoat to Monts d'Arree, Guimiliau and Pont St Mathieu. Back on to the coastal road and the wonderful stretch of coastline between Argenton and Kersaint and on to Guisseny-sur-mer. Your final leg takes you to the abandoned fishing village of Meneham, traveling back to Roscoffvia the dunes of Keremma.

Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsular - Ireland — Only 150 miles of road to eat up with this trip that starts in Killarney and travelling clockwise around the Ring of Kerry you can head off to Irelands first national park at 19th century Muckross House. Drive through Sneem taking in the charming scenery to reach Skellig Islands along the coast road - Little Skellig has 20,000 breading gannets and Skellig Michael has the remains of a 16th century monastry.

From Castelmaine, travelling through Inch and its beautiful view of the golden strand towards Dingle itself, you should cross into the Dingle Penninsular.

Melbourne to Sydney - Australia — This road trip takes in over 620 miles of stunning and varied scenery linking two of the most vibrant cities in Australia. The Saphire Coast links the two locations and in between you'll find yourself travelling through many national parks including Gippsland Lakes, the beautiful deserted beaches of Jervis Bay and the southernmost point of the Australian mainland in Wilson's promontory.

Coastal Adventure - Iceland — The best way to execute this spectacular and unusual trip is to arrive by aircraft from a 50 minute flight from Reykjaik to the northern town of Akureyri. Your car journey can begin by a looping coastel drive back to the Capital.

This 700 mile trip takes in volcanoes, exploding mud holes, waterfalls, icebergs and Europes largest glacier - Vatnajokull. You could choose to go whale watching and cruise the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon which featured in the James Bond film Die Another Day.

Black Forest - Germany — This road trip takes around 430 miles of beautiful, unspoilt pine forests, mountains and lakes. You could begin your journey by arriving from Stuttgart airport. Head south westwards to Titisee, a trip of 100 miles. The Black Forest is best enjoyed by visiting from a central base location and Titisee is it. The best part of the forest is spread out over an area of 30 miles across and 40 miles from north to south.

The city of Freiburg and Triberg where you can see the magnificent cathedral in the former and Germany's highest waterfall at the latter. The Feldberg mountain which is 5,000 feet at its highest is the highest point in the state of Baden Wurttemberg. Your journey takes you 60 miles away to Lake Constance the 'inland sea' of Central Europe. An over night stay before your flight home allows you to take in the culture and shopping.

Gower and Pembrokeshire - South Wales — Starting from Swansea, this 150 mile trip is mostly coastal it will take you through a succession of fabulous bays along the coast to St Davids which is the smallest city in Britian. Swansea's rejuvinated waterfront continues through Mumbles and out on to the Gower Peninsula. Your journey takes you to the three mile long Rhossili Bay. The bay has the Downs hill on one side and the crashing seas on the other.

Driving westward along the coast you will arrive at the cliff perched town of Laugharne made famous by Dylan Thomas. Pembrokshire presents you with the lovely town of Tenby from where you could extend your trip by taking a boat trip to visit the Cistercian monastery on Caldey Island.