Welcome to the first installment of the best road trips in the world.  With so much to see and do, road trips should be planned carefully and well in advance to ensure you get the most out of them. This post explores some of the best known road routes around the world to give you some inspiration for your travels.

1. Route 66, America

Route 66 is the most famous road in the United States of America.  As a precursor to the modern US highway system, this road runs for nearly 4,000 kilometers across the US from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Along the way it passes through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It’s for these reasons that it is known colloquially as the ‘main street of America’.  Along this highway make sure you visit sites such as: The Gemini Giant, Tow Tater, The Blue Whale or The Big Texan. If Route 66 takes your fancy, pick up your Avis car from Chicago to start your journey across this infamous route!

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2. Pan American Highway, South America

The Pan American Highway crosses an entire continent, and at 24,000 kilometers long, is not to be taken lightly. If you feel like an adventure, then this is the road trip for you. Why not start at the southernmost tip of the road’s official route in Buenos Aires, and head north? Who knows where this famous road will take you along the way! Passing through an array of landscapes, climates and environments across the country there is a huge variety of places to stop and explore.  From Chile to Suriname, Guyana, Paraguay and more, this is one of the greatest road trips in the world.

3. Coast to coast, South Africa

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Playing host to an abundance of stunning wildlife, incredible coastline and fascinating history, this is a road trip that’s a treat for all the senses

Hire a car in Cape Town and explore the wonders of Durban, the Ndumo Game Reserve and the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site near the border with Namibia, for some breath-taking views and scenery.

This is a road trip at its very best and with Table Mountain in your rear view mirror you’re sure to have plenty of stories and photos to share with friends and family back home.

Stay tuned for more about the best road trip series, brought to you by Avis Car Hire.

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