If you’re of the mind that, when travelling, the journey is just as important as the destination, then a self-drive may be just the holiday for you. It’s a superb way to get off the beaten track and really get to know a country.

Being on your own four wheels gives you the flexibility to set your own pace, explore the regions and sights that interest you, and drive – windows rolled down – through a parade of spectacular, ever-shifting landscapes.

Our selection of self-drive itineraries could take you along the Volcanic Loop Highway in New Zealand, where you will be met by fiery volcanoes, explosive geysers and bubbling hot springs. Or how about a drive along South Africa’s legendary Garden Route, or taking on the open road to unveil the beauty of Chile’s wild vistas, a country full to the brim with impossibly blue mountain lakes, snowy peaks and picturesque valleys. Journeying through Australia’s Red Centre by car will reveal dramatic rock formations and some of the oldest landscapes in the world.

After you’ve had a look at our favourite regions to self-drive below, get in touch with one of our destination experts who are ready to start creating your tailor-made itinerary.

Self drive holiday