Menu Close


Road trips are a great way to see a country. Whether you are driving through fields of corn, over mountain passes, or along a rugged coast, every road trip brings its own flavor and offers a new perspective. This complete guide to road trip essentials will share not just what to pack for the perfect road trip, but also suggestions on road trip itineraries, tips for road tripping success, details on car camping, and more.

We’ve taken many road trips, ranging from short itineraries around New England to driving around Wales to a month-long US road trip. We’ve created this guide to put everything we’ve learned together to help you plan your next road trip.

Read on for practical advice and links to the best information to help you plan the perfect road trip.

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

Road Trip Essentials and Practical Advice for Road Trips with Kids, Car Camping Gear, and Packing Lists

Taking a family road can be amazing but also means you will all be close together for hours at a time. Surviving long road trips (and even enjoying them) with kids takes a little extra planning. Depending on the age of your kids, you will want to choose driving distances that work for everyone, bring along games and snacks to keep everyone happy and find amazing places to make all the driving worth it!

Check out the articles below for advice on road trips with kids and suggestions on the best gear and what to pack

Road Trip Essentials: Epic Itineraries

Finding the perfect road trip itinerary can be the easiest or hardest part of your trip planning. Whether you are driving from home, or flying and renting a car, van, or RV, these destinations and itineraries are the perfect way to plan an amazing road trip.

Get Inspired for your Next Adventure

Our weekly newsletter is full of hidden gems, destination ideas, first hand experience and travel deals.

For a limited time, get your FREE ebook: 100 Adventures of a Lifetime when you join our newsletter

This will close in 0 seconds