If you’re thinking about going on a road trip, you’ve come to the right place. Use our tool to see some of the best routes the world has to offer. With everything from a journey across all of America to a few days touring the forests of Germany, there’s something for every adventurer!
Total Cost of Trip
Level of English Spoken
Laws of the Road
Length of trip (Days)
Number of Stopping Points
Cost of Van Hire (per day)
Total Cost of Petrol
Average Daily Food Spend
Total hostel cost
Currency Conversion Rate
Cost of Return Flight
Average Temperature (°C)
Average Rainfall (mm per year)
Total Ascent on Trip (m)
Maximum Gradient Ascending (%)
We chose our road trips from several lists offered by reputable world-travel guides and news websites. For each of these, we found data for distance, landmarks, airports, flight time from the UK, currency conversion rates, the terrain type, the average rainfall, the average temperature, and the level of English spoken.
Using the distances found, we calculated the time taken to drive each route. This assumed that each day involved a maximum of three hours’ driving, with an average speed of 40 miles per hour. To provide a 'recommended number of days for trip', we selected a number of potential stopping points along the route, and added a day to the trip for each.
Flight time and costs were calculated from London Heathrow Airport, and all currency was converted as at 23 January 2017.
Vehicle rental was researched from the nearest airport to the trip’s origin, as at 2 February 2017 at 10am, to be returned to the same location. The price was for van rental where available, or car rental where no data was available. Where no data at all was available, figures were used from the next nearest location, or an average price was substituted. These prices were multiplied by the number of days required for the trip to give a total rental price.
Terrain type was determined by the total ascent distance across the route as well as the maximum gradient encountered.
Rainfall was measured as average mm each year, while temperature was the average temperature throughout the year.
Food costs were found for an 'All' budget on https://www.budgetyourtrip.com.