The World’s Most Scenic Road Trip Routes

Canada’s Cabot Trail

If you’ve got the strength and time to explore across Canada, it’s certain worth the drive. Take a flight into Vancouver, British Columbia, rent a camper van and head as far out east as possible to end up with Prince Edward Island shucking clams and eating fresh lobster. If not, National Geographic has titled Canada’s Cabot Trail to be one of the world’s most scenic road trips as it takes you through the Cape Breton Highlands.

Start: Baddeck, Nova Scotia

– Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
– Bras d’Or Lake

Stop 1: Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
– Highlands Links Golf
– Beautiful scenery

Stop 2: South Harbour, Nova Scotia
– Stunning seaside hamlets

Stop 3: Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
– Rusty Anchor’s Fresh Lobster
– Whale Interpretive Center

Stop 4: Petit Etang, Nova Scotia
-Explore the quaint bakeries of Petit Etang

Stop 5: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
– Whale cruises
– Boardwalks
– Live music

Stop 6: Margaree River Valley, Nova Scotia
– Fiddle concerts

Finish: Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Total: 313 Kilometers

Norway’s Golden Route

Known for the beautifully untouched nature of Norway, the Golden Route is filled with stunning glaciers and crystal clear fjords running through the valleys.

Start: Olso, Norway
– Great airport location
– Vigeland Museum
– Vigeland Park

Stop 1: Alesun, Norway
– Sukkertoppen Hike
– Fjellstua Viewpoint

Stop 2: Trollstigen, Norway
– Drive up for the most scenic view in Norway

Stop 3: Valldal Valley, Norway
– Raft Valldolo River
– Visit Juvet Landscape Hotel

Stop 4: Geiranger, Norway
– Geiranger Fjord
– Seven Sisters
– Dalsnibba Mountain Plateau

Finish: Oslo, Norway

Total: 1,130 Kilometers

India’s Valley of Gods

It’s quite normal to feel overwhelmed in the city streets of New Delhi so might we suggest jumping in a car and exploring the beautiful valley of gods? Cooler temperatures and snowy peaked mountains is the reason this route is quite popular among travellers.

Start: New Delhi, India
– Great airport location
– Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
– Swaminarayan Akshardham

Stop 1: Mandi, Himachal Pradash, India
– Prashar Lake
– Barot Valley
– Rewalsar Lake

Stop 2: Manali, Himachal Pradash, India
– Beas River
– Solang Valley

Stop 3: Rotang La, India
– Rotang Pass has been voted Business Insiders one of twenty beautiful roads you must drive in your lifetime

Stop 4: Chandigarh, India
– The Rock Garden

Finish: New Delhi, India

Total: 1,178 Kilometers

Bolivia’s Death Road

Known as Bolivia’s Death Road is a two-way rocky path situated between solid stone and 2,000-foot drop. Bolivia’s Death Road has been time and time again labelled as the world’s most dangerous route. Expect wild weather conditions and the adventure of a lifetime.

Start: Cochabamba, Bolivar
– Great airport location
– Tunari Peak
– Toro Toro National Park

Stop 1: Coroico, Bolivar
– San Juan Waterfalls
– ** The trip between Coroico and La Paz will be your journey on Death Road – North Yungas Road**

Stop 2: La Paz, Bolivia
– Mi Teleferico
– Illimani

Stop 3: Copacabana, Bolivia
– Lake Titicaca
– Copacabana Cathedral

Finish: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Total: 1,390 Kilometers

USA’s Route 66

There’s no surprise that Route 66 has been a favourite among locals and travellers across the globe. It has been a historical hotspot since it’s first opening in 1926. Route 66 is a road trip that takes a couple weeks to explore and it’s certainly worth taking time to do so.

Start: Springfield, Illinois

Stop 1: Shirley, Illinois
– Funk’s Grove Maple Sirup

Stop 2: Chain of Rocks Bridge, Illinois and Missouri Border

Stop 3: St. Louis, Missouri
– Forest Park
– St. Louis Zoo

Stop 4: Sullivan, Missouri
– Meramec Caverns

Stop 6: Clinton, Oklahoma
– Route 66 Museum

Stop 7: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Stop 8: Tucumcari, New Mexico
– Tucumcari Tonite

Stop 9: Seligman, Arizona
– Meteor Crater

Stop 10: Kingman & Oatman, Arizona
– A long stretch of silence and bliss

Stop 11: Needles, California
– A side trip to the Colorado River

Finish: Los Angeles
– Will Rogers State Historic Park

Total: 3,945 Kilometers

 

Source: traveldudes.org