Road trip planning tips for the ultimate getaway – Skyscanner News

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Current travel restrictions have many of us mourning the cancellation of a holiday planned months ago or disappointed about the prospects of our future travel plans. But don’t fret just yet! There are still plenty of ways to enjoy a proper getaway without setting foot on a plane — one of the best options being to hit the open road and embark on a cross-country road trip. Read on for our top road trip planning tips.

Road trips are an excellent way to holiday because they can be as long or short, intense or relaxed, planned or unplanned as you like. But where do you start? How do you actually sit down and start planning out your trip?

We’ve asked some road trip enthusiasts at Skyscanner and beyond to share their top tips for planning, preparing for, and taking the perfect road trip. Here’s what they said. 

What would you do to start planning a road trip?

Some people love planning out every last detail of every trip, others would rather wholly wing it. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, it’s definitely best to make sure you have at least a semi-formed plan in place before you embark on a road trip. A few great places to start: 

  • Choose an incredible endpoint. Finish your journey somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit and allow for some extra time to celebrate once you’ve arrived. This will give you something to really look forward to!

Pick a fantastic