The wind in your hair, few joys surpass the feeling of a fun drive amongst scenic locale. If you love getting behind the wheel, even while on holiday; our list of the scenic drives in the world will make your travel planning a little bit easier. Just the photos make it worth this virtual drive!
1. Florida, USA – The Overseas Highway
If you ever plan a holiday in Florida Keys, the Overseas Highway would probably be your choice of route. Cross over from mainland Florida over to the Keys with a stunning view of the ocean for many miles together.
2. Vietnam - Hai Van Pass
Not a holiday you would expect to drive on but the Hai Van Pass in Vietnam is a 13 mile road running along the Annamese mountains with the South China Sea. The virgin territory and gorgeous views accompanying it make the ride one of the most beautiful ones in the world.
3. Scotland – Road to the Isles
Remember the Jacobite steam train from the Harry Potter? This is the same picturesque route that is followed by the train in the movie only this time you may decide to drive instead. Running from the base of Ben Nevis to the port town of Mallaig, the Road to the Isles is a 46-mile scenic drive that takes in historic sites as well as beautiful Scottish countryside.
4. Switzerland - Oberalp Pass
If it’s Switzerland, beautiful is sort of expected. At 6,706 feet above sea level, you get lush green and driver friendly curves. Open only during summer, a drive through the Oberalp Pass should be on every license holder’s bucket list.
5. Australia – The Great Ocean Drive
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km long road along the south-eastern coast of Australia, between the cities Torquay and Allansfor. Rainforests, ocean views, national parks and the Twelve Apostles – there’s little more you could expect from just a driving route!
6. China - Tianmen Mountain Road
China has its own share of gorgeous drives. Located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, in Hunan Province. This 11 km (road takes you to the top of the Tianmen mountain and to the famous Tianmen cave.
7. Norway - Atlantic Ocean Road
A hugely popular tourist attraction, driving along the Atlantic Ocean road is like moving right on the edge of the sea. Part of the Norwegian national road, just the photos are poster worthy!
8. Canada- Icefields Parkway
The Rockies never fail to impress. The Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. A full bodied experience, you can expect mountains, glaciers, the bluest lakes and several hiking opportunities.
9. Italy – Amalfi Coast
There’s something about Italy and driving on the Italian Riviera. The Amalfi Coast is widely considered Europe’s most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering, green-swathed mountains, pastel-hued villages with cobblestoned streets, palatial renaissance mansions, and expansive vistas over the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.