Three Road Trip Ideas in the USA

Going on a great American road trip is a travel idea that so many of us plan to have at some point. It’s a rite of passage as we move into adulthood, the beginning of an exciting journey with a new spouse, or the chance to free yourself from the grown-up responsibilities you’ve had to deal with – even if it’s just for a few days.

There are plenty of road trips you can have across the 50 states of the USA, but you need to be able to have easily accessible start and end points because, of course, you’ll have to fly back to the realities of home once the journey finishes. These are just some suggestions you could think about when you consider a fly-drive holiday in America, which all have easy access to international airports at each end.

There’s an abundance of road trips to experience across the 50 states of the USA. No matter which destination you choose, it’s important to add convenient locations to the beginning and end of your route for travel efficiency. Below we’ve listed a few suggestions for you to consider when planning a fly-drive vacation in America.

Route 66

The most iconic of all the road trips in the world, the journey from Chicago, Illinois to the pier in the Californian city of Santa Monica spans more than 2,000 miles and many recognizable American sites. It has everything you expect in a USA road adventure: old-school motels, truck stops in the middle of nowhere, and Americana. Then there are tourist attractions such as the Gemini Man in Illinois, the Four Corners Monument (where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet), and the breathtaking view of Amboy Crater in California.

Vehicle hire companies such as Advantage Rent a Car have rental desks at many major airports. It means you can fly into Chicago O’Hare airport and drive to Santa Monica, dropping off your vehicle at LAX on your return.

Las Vegas Loop

Visiting Vegas may already be on your to-do list, so why not combine an excursion to The Strip with a road trip? The beauty of this route is that your start and end points are the same – so there’s no problem with having to go to two different airports.

Your route will take you through several stunning natural landscapes, including the Grand Canyon and Zion national parks. You’ll wind your way through the deserts of Arizona and Utah as you fall in love with the beauty of these open spaces, and the classic straight American roads.

Overseas Highway

If you prefer your road trips to be shorter, then this Floridian adventure might be the one for you. At just more than 100 miles, you can do the route in a few hours, or even return to your holiday base on the same day.

However, that doesn’t mean you won’t see some fantastic sights just because you’ll only be traveling for a few hours. Starting in Miami – with its beautiful beaches and art deco buildings – you take the highway out towards Key West. The views come when you start to cross the bridges and look out towards the oceans, and it really is something to behold. Once you get to the other end, you can take in the Cuban infusion of this area or go diving among the coral reefs.

Thanks to Carol Trehearn

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