A self-drive holiday lets you take things at your own pace, with the added freedom of changing your itinerary and travelling with fewer luggage worries. The appeal of the world’s best road trips is that you decide the overall pace of your holiday and have the flexibility to go where you choose, and then spend as long as you want there.
Some of the most spectacular self-drive experiences are to be had along South Africa’s Garden Route, winding through forest-clad mountains, Wineland valleys, Big Five safari reserves, and pausing at beautiful beaches. Alternatively, travel across New Zealand, combining visits to Franz Josef Glacier and the rugged Southern Alps with wonderful road trips through the Westland, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.
You can hug the oceanfront on Australia’s Great Ocean Road or California’s Pacific Coast Highway, seeing a vast array of sights along the way; watch for whales, bears and other wildlife in the wilderness of Vancouver Island; catch the autumn colours in New England and Nova Scotia, head south to Chile’s forested Lake District, and the fjords, glaciers and spectacular peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park; or immerse yourself in the history of Al-Andalus on a leisurely trip through the varied cultural attractions of Seville, Granada and Córdoba.
Self-drive holidays 
In Africa there are two destinations that are ideal for self-drive holidays; explore Namibia and South Africa this way to discover the dunes, desert, wildlife parks and Garden Route whilst enjoying freedom and flexibility and getting off the beaten track.
Parts of Asia are difficult to navigate on a self-drive holiday but, if you are bold and keep your wits about you, then there's plenty of adventure to be had travelling through the region in this way.
Australasia and Pacific
Australia and New Zealand are perfect for self-drive itineraries, which allow you the chance to travel independently and take in major cities and sights as well as get off the beaten track and explore more fully.
Take to the open roads in Canada or the United States on a self-drive holiday or fly-drive tour to explore these vast countries more intimately and discover stunning cities and extraordinary sites.
Although some of South America isn't suitable for a self-drive holiday, both Argentina and Chile offer plenty of opportunities for exploring by car or camper van.