A Short Guide To Road Tripping This Summer

By Vanessa B

Staycations look set to be hugely popular once again this summer with a great deal of uncertainty surrounding international travel, plus many have found that a staycation can be much cheaper, easier to organize and there are stunning places all over the UK to explore. This is why a road trip is a good option if you are staying put this summer as it allows you great freedom as well as the ability to take in some of the UK’s finest scenery all on one trip. 

Get Prepared

Before setting off on the open road, you will want to make sure that you are well prepared for a road trip. You might want to perform basic maintenance on your vehicle or even get it serviced so that you know it is in the best possible condition. Following this, you should also make sure that you have an extended warranty in place so that you have protection in the event of a mechanical or electrical breakdown.


In addition to getting the car prepared, you should also make sure that you have everything that you need. A few key items that you will need for your road trip include:

  • Clothes for all weather (this is the UK, after all!)
  • Good walking shoes
  • Blankets
  • Food and drink
  • Car emergency kit
  • Games and entertainment
  • Phone charger and other electronics

Plan Your Route

You should also plan your route carefully so that you will not get lost, plus you may also want to make bookings in hotels, restaurants and anywhere else along the way. One of the best things about a road trip is the freedom and flexibility that it provides, but you also need to have a plan in place and make sure that you know where you are going at all times.

Where to Visit

So, where are a few of the best places to visit? You have many great options for road trips all over the UK and Ireland, so it should not be too hard to find a journey that you like the look of. A few of the best areas to explore on a road trip include:



The Scottish Highlands

The Lake District

The Cotswolds


Scotland’s North Coast 500

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

This should give you a few places to research and hopefully help you to find the perfect road trip to enjoy this summer.

The UK has a tremendous amount to offer and many people have been discovering this with the staycation boom as a result of COVID-19. A road trip is the best way to explore and see the beauty throughout the UK and Ireland and hopefully this post will help you to plan the perfect road trip to enjoy this year.