North America is enormous and difficult to see in a single trip. That's why we recommend taking to the road on a self-drive holiday in Canada or in the United States and really getting to know a region.
The United States is perhaps the king of the self-drive, from classic Route 66 road trips to sun-soaked drives along California's west coast. New England's spectacular natural world and historic cities make for a wonderfully scenic trip in the fall, or perhaps head to the epic Canyonlands or charming Carolinas, perfect at any time of year. Further north, lesser-explored Alaska offers myriad wildlife, from grizzly bears to moose, and sprawling, wild landscapes.
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Further north still in Canada, a car or camper van is the perfect way to explore. Hit the road between Vancouver and Calgary, taking in the ultra-scenic vistas of Alberta and Banff National Park, or head to the forested peaks of British Columbia and marvel at the iconic Rocky Mountains. Less well-known but just as beautiful are the charming provinces of Atlantic Canada, where epic fjords, ultra-fresh seafood and pretty Acadian towns are just made for a self-drive, or, just east, the forests of Quebec offer fascinating French-heritage cities, sprawling lakes and ultra-scenic landscapes.
Our top itineraries for North America Self-drives
This tailor-made adventure will see you explore British Columbia's lesser-known alpine village of Sun Peaks, alongside vineyard tastings in acclaimed wineries, ultra-scenic road trips and visiting fascinating gold-rush towns.
Showcase Nova Scotia’s gastronomy on included meals and a lobster cruise, while taking in its spectacular scenery and historic intrigue on gorgeous drives and luxury stays.
Discover the best of Nova Scotia on this action-packed self-drive holiday as you take in the province’s best driving routes, pairing spectacular coastlines and pretty fishing villages with a heritage that dates back some 250 years.
Top offers for North America Self-drives
Air discount – Save up to £350 pp
Book by: 15 December 2019
Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.
Car hire early booking discount – Save up to £130 pp
Book by: 31 March 2020
Inspiring landscapes, rich wildlife and quaint towns and villages are among the attractions on this highly rewarding self-drive tour. Gold rush cities, the awe-inspiring Northern Lights and a chance to learn about the culture of Inuit people are other hightlights.