Top 10 Bucket List Road Trips

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sometimes it's as much about the journey as it is about the destination welcome to watchmojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten bucket lists road trips for this list we've chosen road trips that can be taken around the world based on what they offer to tourists whether it's scenery culture history food or something else number 10 Atlantic Road Norway the shortest trip on our list but one of the most breathtaking the Atlantic Road is a five plus mile section of highway 64 from Christian sound to mould in Norway with sharp turns and dramatic views it zigzags over low bridges offering plenty of picture-taking opportunities especially at sunset during storms the waves crash over the rocks and sometimes even your windshield making your drive that much more dramatic there's also plenty to do and see along the way fishing diving and windsurfing are just some of the popular activities if you're lucky you may even see some whales and seals number 9 Ring Road Iceland a more popular tourist destination in recent years Iceland offers some of the most amazing tourist experiences the Ring Road the country's main road and also aptly known as route 1 circles around the island and goes through its main inhabited areas driving the roads almost 830 miles you'll encounter majestic scenery explore the many natural wonders and discover the local culture from national parks to dramatic waterfalls the Ring Road takes you on a journey through volcanoes geysers glaciers icebergs lagoons and miles of amazing coastline number 8 the Scottish Highlands – Wales the United Kingdom driving from the Scottish Highlands to Wales is the ultimate UK roadtrip that has a little bit of everything nature history culture sports and of course whisky from the scenic vistas of the Highlands – the beauty of the English countryside and then south to Wales this drive is a magnificent trip through some of the United Kingdom's most beautiful areas world-class golf courses historic castles romantic countryside ins islands locks whiskey distilleries and so much more this road trip is the perfect drive to discover Britain's old-world charm number 7 the Great Ocean Road Australia this 151 mile drive is as its name suggests a beautiful trip along Australia's southeastern coast explore the rainforest scenery of the Otway range check out iconic surf spots taken on inspiring waterfalls and discover the various cultural and historic attractions of the seaside towns from mountains to oceans cliffs to rain forests this Drive takes you through beautiful national parks offering glimpses of local wildlife like kangaroos penguins and eaters and koalas the tour de force of this trip are the Twelve Apostles which are rugged rock formations almost 150 feet high that majestically rise out of the ocean number 6 route 66 USA a crossroad of the past and the present the tacky and the historic the crowded city and the vast open space route 66 is the most iconic Road in the United States originally stretching from Chicago to Santa Monica route 66 wound its way through the plains of Kansas Oklahoma and Missouri and the green valleys of California while it's no longer possible to drive the entire route uninterrupted you can still drive parts of the original road a true slice of Americana the Mother Road will take roadtrippers past old trading posts cafes post offices gas stations and drive-ins number 5 interstate 80 USA another great American road trip is along Interstate 80 bisecting the country from east to west I 80 travels from New Jersey to San Francisco the second longest interstate highway in the country i-80 is the road that most resembles the first highway across America known as the Lincoln Highway IAD also traces other important historic routes including the Oregon Trail the California trail and the Transcontinental Railroad covering almost 2,900 miles IAD passes through some of the most beautiful places in the country including the San Francisco Bay Area the deserts of Nevada the Great Salt Lake the Continental Divide and many more number four Cabot Trail Canada while the Rockies are a top Canadian roadtrip this one edges it out with the Gulf of st. Lawrence on one side and the sprawling Atlantic on the other this is one drive that is nothing short of spectacular the 185 mile loop around Cape Breton and Nova Scotia lets travelers explore some of the very best maritime Canada has to offer discover the vibrant Gaelic and Acadian cultures dine on fresh seafood stay in charming B&B s and ends hike the multiple amazing trails in cape breton highlands national park or simply pull over at one of the many lookout points for great photo ops with dense forests steep twists and turns rocky cliffs and the not uncommon moose sightings the cabot trail is a must drive for any Road Trip aficionado number three the Amalfi Coast Italy Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline the Amalfi Coast became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 with narrow roads steep cliffs sharp turns red taking views and those famously daring Italian drivers this road is one of the more thrilling drives of the region kissing the shoreline from Sorrento to Salerno the Amalfi Coast takes travelers through pastel villages set in the hillside fruit groves vineyards gardens lush mountains and turquoise waters explore the coves and hidden beaches walk the cobblestone streets of the ancient villages soaking up the local culture and history watch fishermen haul in the day's catch and dine on delicious Italian fare hop on your Vespa head to the next town and repeat number two the South Island circuit New Zealand there is no better place for an epic road trip than New Zealand as any Lord of the Rings fan knows New Zealand is home to some of the most enchanting and diverse landscapes on earth from snow-capped peaks to crystal-clear glacier Lakes the South Island circuit takes travelers through national parks quaint villages by rushing streams along rugged coastlines and ancient forests drive through Christchurch Dunedin Milford Sound and Queenstown and take in the local Kiwi culture this is the stuff hobbit dreams are made of before we unveil our top pick here are some honorable mentions number one the Pacific Coast Highway USA with steep cliffs sharp drop-offs and narrow shoulders this road is not for the faint of heart but it's well worth the drive because it offers some of the most amazing views in the entire country hugging the coast from San Francisco to Orange County the Pacific Coast Highway also known as Highway one travels through historic Monterey the arts colony of Carmel Big Sur first Castle and on to Los Angeles from ragged cliffs jutting out into the Pacific to giant redwood and sycamore trees to vineyards and fruit groves the views are so outstanding pictures just don't do it justice do you agree with our list which road trip is on your bucket list for more must-see top 10s published every day be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com


48 Comments

Chetana Sathish · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Good countdown.i totally agree that Pacific coast highway is top 1 .these videos are giving me travelling inspirations

Cory Neff · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Really? The PCH is #1? I hate driving on that

Krypton Knight · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Where is Chile…. Best of them

Mariano Felan · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Doesn’t hi way 101 run up to Washington state ?

Ryan · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

I've taken a road​ trip all the way down highway one, it is beautiful as hell!

eddog6666 · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

the pacific coast highway goes from Los Angeles to Olympia, WA

Pankaj Traveler · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

LADAKH road trip is #1

Imran Khan · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

New Zealand 👍👍👍👍

Nicolas JEAN · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Do you know the "Route 132" in Gaspésie (Canada), one of the most beautiful road of the Quebec. Go see my road trip video of this road ! 🇨🇦🐻

Tourism Pakistan · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Its amazing and more amazing natural beauty can be seen here as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSDmeFQNacY

X Joubert · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

What about the trans Canadian?

David Bogard · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

#808, mui fortunado. Si?

Pankaj Traveler · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Leh Ladakh Kashmir road trip

Kelly Bearhs · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

I'm going on the pacific coast highway road trip this summer

Crazy Day Tripper · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

What a cool video! makes me want to leave right now on a trip!

Judge Dredd · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

no mention of highway 93 thru the Alberta Rockies?

Liam Boles · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

alaska shouldve been on here smh

EZ2CRUISE · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Sequoia

happyswedme · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

E road network?

Mujeer Ahmed · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Ladakh road trip should actually be on this list.

Aariz Kasim · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

KKH shoud be on the list

Siva Gunaa · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

please add manali to ladakh trip

Nadine Murrar · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

❤❤❤❤❤❤💙💙💙💙💙💙

Nadine Murrar · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

who watches our family nest here,because I do there awesome and great right?!!!!!!!

Francisco valverde · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

route 50, loneliest route in America!

Elizabeth Rod · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Wow, great video. Thanks for sharing.

Romeet Singh · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

no mention of manali leh highway in ladakh india ? its one of the most visited route and houses some of the highest mountain passes in the world . also north of leh along the route is khardungla which is the highest mtorable road in the world. its worth the mention…

Nicholas Brewer · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Top 10 National Parks

Ron Libengood · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Wee

Meherzad Irani · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

i truly believe the Leh Ladakh highway in India should be a part of this.

Kristy Carnegie · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Awesome pacific coast hwy It has great views of the ocean

John Dill · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

I am driving from Seattle to Alaska in my 4×4 in May of 2016. I'd love to have another vehicle go along for safety. Anyone interested?

Jack BuzzMusicZone · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

You completely forgot Namibia!!! Indeed this stunning place should be n.1 on your list. Best and most unique landscapes, with something that only Namibia can offer….ginarmous humansfree areas. Actually you have more wildlife than humans.

CarribeanTrifecta · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

US1 or A1A should have replaced the desolate highway 80
A stretch of Autobahn deserved an honorable mention or at least the roads through Innsbruck, Austria or near Zurich, Switzerland
No famous Japanese roads for a car savvy country?
No middle east roads? Especially Dubai with their insane avenues
Pikes Peak, Monaco/Monte Carlo and Le Mans are public roads any petrol head would enjoy driving through

Vivek Joshy · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Delhi To Ladhakh

woodspirit Sherrill · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

In the U.S., one of the greatest rides is the Blue Ridge Parkway which runs along the tops of the Appalachian mountains. Accessible not far north of Atlanta it runs through many of the southern states with exits to different cities along the way.

Garrett Z · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

First of all, these routes look okay, but there are a lot of better ones in Europe (See: Top Gear's Perfect Road Trip 2: Italy) and there has to be some better looking places in Japan. Also, how come there weren't any cars in the video clips? I mean, it would probably have changed my mind about half of these trips if I just saw a cool car driving on them.

saketh ravula · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Hey guys , Delhi- shimla – leh- srinagar (India)will easily make to top 1 … just visit any other videos with this name…

BlackDiamond115 · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

The road trip to the five national parks in Utah should have been number 1

ntwa dumela · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

before the internet nobody even knew about New Zealand, oh how times change

Sondre Bosth Johansen · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Have you ever been in Norway! That is my fav country. Btw im from France. Try Stathelle. I had my best trip in Stathelle Norway

Calin Specter · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

what about Transfagarasan, Romania

Brandon G · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Panama should be on this list for sure- the canal, bocas del toro, 2 oceans, isla grande and so on.

April Lam · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

I want to visit fairy tale road in German

Boglenight · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

Wait a second, did they really just call Echidnas anteaters, sure they eat ants but anteaters and echidnas are two different things

Wheddsta · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

52 states in 52 weeks is top of my bucket list.

Steven S · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

I actually live a block away from PCH. Funny how the intersection to my house is on one of the best routes in the world.

The5LazyNinjas · May 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

WatchMojo in 720p? 😀

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