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10 Most Beautiful Drives in the World

Love the great outdoors? Want to see sights that will make you swoon? Or maybe you just really like being behind the wheel. Whatever your reason, here are ten of the world’s most spectacular drives, so good they’re worth getting on a plane to get to.


Here are some of the most spectacular drives in the world. I hope you will like it.

Strasbourg to Mulhouse

Start at Sauverne with its fairy tale-like old city, and lazily make your way south. Speaking of vineyards, a visit to Alsace wouldn’t be complete without the wine — but, please, don’t mix it with the drive.

Cairo to Kharga

Egypt’s Western Desert could be the epitome of stark desert beauty. Running between the Nile River in the heart of Cairo, Egypt, to the Libyan border, it is home to a string of five oases.

Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

The U.S. is full of beautiful drives, but even amongst them, a trip to the Grand Canyon is a sight to see. Along the way azure skies peering above snaking ruby red mesas, white clouds casting crimson shadows against twisting blue river beds and tufts of spring blooms.

Kashgar to the Kunjerab Pass

Nestled at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains, winding its way from desert landscapes to snow-capped peaks, the Karakoram Highway is an otherworldly ascent into a rugged paradise.

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia: Zadar to Dubrovnik

It is tricky to choose a single coastal drive, but it is time to shine a spotlight on Croatia’s spectacular Dalmatian Coast. Drive on this highway in the afternoon, and marvel as the sun sets over the water, casting pink rays of light across white-rocked cliffs, and the tiny white-walled houses that hug them.

Cairns to Broome

Red earth meets sapphire sky as every outback fantasy comes to fruition witness jagged peaks and watering holes, all while roaring along on a 4×4. Not to be missed.

Belfast to Lame

There’s always space for another beautiful drive along a coast. Here you’ll find the epitome of untamed landscapes, the land of the nine glens, where ferocious green leaps over the road and where cliffs cut into the wild Atlantic sea.

Cape Town to Mpumalanga

This is another country drive with a twist, spanning over 1,000 miles of gardens, peaks, and terracotta plains, and ending with the safari of your dreams.

Cochin to Kovalam

Heart-stopping and serene, the drive through South India covers it all. Here, you’ll find tea gardens and mists, rivers and wildlife sanctuaries punctuated occasionally with the explosive sounds of monkeys.

El Mamghar to Nouakchott

Perhaps this shouldn’t count, as it isn’t exactly an official highway, but it is a lovely drive, nevertheless. Located between two towns, the “highway” is simply a flat white sand beach stretching into the horizon, and can only be driven at low tide.

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