This is the Best Country in the World for a Road Trip

Planning to take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip through an unfamiliar destination? This country combines affordable gas and accommodation prices, safe roads and stunning landscapes.

Aerial view of snowy forest with a road, Dolomites, ItalyPhoto: Shutterstock

According to research, this is the best country for road trips

The unending appeal of the road trip is obvious: open roads, beautiful scenery and the chance to explore parts of a country at your own leisurely pace. It sure beats dealing with airport security and baggage claim, which led us to ask the question: what is the best country for road trips?

According to research conducted by car insurance company Veygo by Admiral, the best country to drive through is none other than Italy. It should come as no surprise, either: from coastal fishing villages to snow-capped mountains and amazing lakes, Italy has a lot to offer to those travelling through The Boot.

Forty-one countries were included in Veygo’s global road trip index, which ranked destinations based on car rental costs, accommodations, fuel prices, scenery and road safety. The United States, Japan, Spain, Canada, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France and Mexico rounded out the top 10. (Don’t miss these 10 must-stop attractions for the best Route 66 road trip.)

But there are more factors to consider when road tripping through a foreign country, of course. To help guide your travelling decisions, Veygo’s research also revealed the following:

  • Despite being on the more costly side, Japan ranked first in the “Instagrammability” category and scored high in road safety.
  • While it can be fun to head off the beaten path, road safety is still an important concern. The five safest road systems can be found in Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • Combining the costs of car rental and accommodations for two weeks, the cheapest countries are Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland and Slovakia.

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