European Road Trip Guides – 11 Drives to Discover Europe

Stelvio Pass, 12 European Road Trip Guides - Drive to Discover Europe

Stelvio Pass, European Road Trip Guides – Drive to Discover Europe, Photo Credit: xuuxuu, Pixabay

European Road Trip Guides – 11 Drives to Discover Europe

Touring Europe by car is one of the best experiences in this storied continent – whether you’re looking for the best route through France’s wine country or hope to cruise through Stelvio Pass in northern Italy – these 11 European Road Trip Guides give you a good start to discover Europe.

1. Italy Road Trip Guides
Amalfi Coast, Italy Road Trip, European Road Trip Guides

Amalfi Coast, Italy Road Trip Guide, Photo Credit: Anemone123, Pixabay

Discover 6 stunning cities and see landscapes driving in this romantic Amalfi Coast drive. For foodies and wine-lovers, driving in Tuscany is the ideal way to explore the bistros, eateries, cafes and vineyards the region is known for. Explore iconic Tuscan countryside at an unhurried pace. Road trip is also one of the least expensive ways to travel Italy; you can see and do a great deal without breaking the bank.

Some other recommended Italy Road Trips:

The Ultimate Italian Road Trip
Exciting Excursions from Venice by Car
Stelvio Pass Road Trip

2. Germany Road Trip Guides
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Road Trip Guide, European Road Trip Guides

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Road Trip Guide, Photo Credit: USA-Reiseblogger, Pixabay

Exploring the Bavarian countryside by car is an amazing way to introduce your children to a new culture, while thrilling them with memorable historic sites that will instill a lifelong love of travel.

Some other recommended Germany Road Trips:

Bavarian Alps Road Trip
Germany’s Romantic Road

3. France Road Trip Guides
Dordogne River Valley, France Road Trip Guide, 12 European Road Trip Guides

Dordogne River Valley, France Road Trip Guide, 12 European Road Trip Guides, Photo Credit: Akwaba_Artiste, Pixabay

For golfers, there’s perhaps no better way to experience a new locale than to hit the links. In the fresh air, playing a familiar game on an unfamiliar course, you’ll get your bearings, and learn about the place you’re visiting in an intimate and fun way. Golf holidays in France are soaring in popularity, and the 7 amazing northern France golf courses included on this round-trip driving itinerary are some of the best.

Some other recommended France Road Trips:

Bordeaux Wine Tour
Dordogne River Valley Trip
French Riviera Road Trip

4. UK Road Trip Guides
Dark Hedges, Game of Thrones, Film Location Road Trip, UK

Dark Hedges, Game of Thrones, Film Location Road Trip, UK, Photo Credit: LeeOsborne, Pixabay

In recent years, UK countryside is home to some of the world’s most inspiring filming locations like HBO’s Game of Thrones, the BBC’s Downton Abbey, and the Harry Potter series of films. Embark on this Film Location Road Trip to actual locations where some of these scenes were shot.

Some recommended UK Road Trips:

Drive the Scottish Highlands
7 Kid Friendly Cultural Activities in England
7 best things to do in Scotland

5. Spain Road Trip Guides
Ronda, El Tajo gorge, Andalusia, Spain Road Trip Guides, European Road Trip Guides

Ronda, El Tajo gorge, Andalusia, Spain Road Trip Guides, Photo Credit: Jonny_Joka, Pixabay

Spain is the perfect destination for a road trip, boasting everything from expansive beaches to diverse mountain landscape. Explore some of the best places to visit in Spain including must-see UNESCO sites, the best cultural activities in Catalonia, and the tastiest culinary experiences in Northern Spain.

Some other recommended Spain Road Trips:

5 breathtaking locations to visit in Spain
6 culinary experiences in Northern Spain
Barcelona Road trip: Catalonia and Valencia

6. Portugal Road Trip Guides
Lisbon, Portugal Road Trip Guides, 12 European Road Trip Guides – Drive to Discover Europe

Lisbon, Portugal Road Trip Guides, 12 European Road Trip Guides – Drive to Discover Europe, Photo Credit: nextvoyage, Pixabay

Portugal is rapidly emerging as one of the hottest destinations in Europe for travelers. Here, you can take in breathtaking historic landmarks and points of interest for a fraction of the cost of some nearby countries. Embark on a road trip from Lisbon and discover some of the best things to do in Portugal.

Some other recommended Portugal Road Trips:

The Ultimate Azores Road Trip
6 stops the family will love
Lisbon to Cascais Road Trip: Best Beaches in Portugal

7. Ireland Road Trip Guides
Fanad Head Lighthouse, Donegal, Ireland Road Trip Guides, European Road Trip Guides

Fanad Head Lighthouse, Donegal, Ireland Road Trip Guides, Photo Credit: Carrie11073, Pixabay

From the doorstep of Dublin to the famed Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, road trips in Ireland offer something unique to those who wish to experience a unique sense of exploration and adventure. When driving in Ireland you’ll experience the culture and communities that make this one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Some other recommended Ireland Road Trips:

Ring of Kerry Tour
Best day trips from Dublin by car
7 historical places to visit in Ireland

8. Switzerland Road Trip Guides
Gotthard Pass, Switzerland Road Trips, European Road Trip Guides

Gotthard Pass, Switzerland Road Trips, European Road Trip Guides, Photo credit: OrcaTec, Pixabay

Switzerland, perhaps more than any destination, is tailor-made for road trips. With inspiring panoramic views at every bend in the road and some of the most amazing natural landscapes in Europe, driving through Switzerland is a fantastic way to take in the natural beauty of the Swiss alps, Alpine villages, or simply to find yourself with some of the best photographs you’ve ever taken.

Recommended Switzerland Road Trips:

Scenic 3-day driving tour
Best Alpine Drives
7 Days Driving through Switzerland

9. Netherlands Road Trip Guides
Amsterdam, Netherlands Road Trips, European Road Trip Guides

Amsterdam, Netherlands Road Trips, European Road Trip Guides, Photo credit: djedj, Pixabay

The city of Amsterdam has so much to see and do that you could spend your entire vacation exploring its vibrant neighborhoods and historical sites without ever thinking of leaving town. However, if you want to explore more of what the Netherlands has to offer, these day trips from Amsterdam may lead you to some of the most interesting destinations that are only a short drive from this European capital.

Other recommended Netherlands Road Trips:

Tulip fields of the Netherlands
Round-trip adventure to 7 cities other than Amsterdam

10. Austria Road Trip Guides
Hallstatt, Austria Road Trips, European Road Trip Guides

Hallstatt, Austria Road Trips, Photo credit: veronica111886, Pixabay

For a small country, Austria holds immense geographic and cultural appeal. Go on a perfect road trip to discover the picturesque roads and sweeping vistas of the Austrian Alps. Catch a concert in Salzburg, the hometown of Mozart, and then enjoy the modern art and music scene in nearby Linz. Sit in one of the storied cafes of Vienna, or splash into the alpine lakes near Kufstein.

Some other recommended Austria Road Trips

Round-trip adventure from Munich, Germany to Austria
Touring Austria with kids

11. Scandinavia Road Trip Guides
Geiranger, Norway, Scandinavia Road Trips, European Road Trip Guides

Geiranger, Norway, Scandinavia Road Trips, Photo Credit: BazzaBoy, Pixabay

The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland are known for both efficient highways and polite drivers, making them ideal places to explore by car. Pick up your vehicle at any country capital and start your adventure to discover the picturesque roads and sweeping vistas of the Nordic landscapes.

Recommended Scandinavia Road Trips:

5 things to do in Norway
Drive to Discover the most breathtaking places in Sweden
Drive to Discover 5 things to do in Denmark
Road Trip to discover key places in Finland
Northern Lights Tour: 7 Days
Discover the breathtaking Fjords of Norway 10-day adventure

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