Many people love to just take a flight and be escorted around their holiday destination of choice by public transport or taxis. Few people give themselves the freedom of choosing to drive while on holiday. More people should! The world is full of great locations to take a driving holiday, giving you the freedom to do as you please and take the location at your own pace. Renting a car is very accessible almost everywhere in the world so if you can drive, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do this!

Read on and find out some of our favourite driving holiday locations.


Already a popular location for holiday-goers, Iceland is even better with a car. The country has some of the most spectacular landscapes and geology of any location in the world. The roads in Iceland are quiet and easy to travel. Once there, we recommend driving around Iceland’s Golden Circle. This route will allow you to take in the thermal pools, active volcanoes and black lava fields, all at your own pace. It’s a pretty amazing place!


For a more gentle turn in life, the beautiful vineyards and countryside of Tuscany make for the perfect winding drives. The area contains some of the most scenic drives in all of Italy. It is one of the best locations for incredible Italian food and wine, with access to the freshest seafood you may try. If you want a bit of civilisation, the medieval lanes of Florence will meet your needs.


Alaska is a part of the USA, but it has so much to offer that is completely different. Regularly featured in a host of movies, the beautiful scenery here is unrivalled. The deep forests and incredible glaciers reflect the vast beauty of America’s largest state. There are many routes that you can take through Alaska that allow you to take in as much of the beauty as possible.


Australia has some of the best scenery in the world. Forever a great choice for a holiday, there are some locations that make for great driving holidays. The Great Ocean Road is one of the best. Starting in the famous party city of Melbourne, the drive will take you along the incredible coastline of the country, passing through some of the best surf locations in the world. From beaches to rainforests, it can offer you everything.