The Most Scenic (And Cheapest!) Countries For Road Trips The Most Scenic (And Cheapest!) Countries For Road Trips
A road trip is a fantastic way to see the world, allowing you to explore a country (or continent) at your own pace and see areas that you may not otherwise have a chance to visit. As summer road trip travels start taking shape, Veygo by Admiral launched The Global Road Trip Index 2019. The research ranks 41 of the world’s more economically developed countries on important criteria when road tripping around the world.


  • Cost of 2-week car rental
  • Average cost of accommodation (2 weeks)
  • Fuel cost
  • Instagrammability

The 10 Best Countries To Road Trip Around

When all of the studied criteria are taken into account, it’s Italy that comes out on top as the best country for a road trip, scoring particularly highly for its Instagrammability and road safety.
  1. Italy
  2. United States
  3. Japan
  4. Spain
  5. Canada
  6. Australia
  7. United Arab Emirates
  8. Germany
  9. France
  10. Mexico

The Cheapest Road Trips

If you’re looking to road trip on a budget, where should you explore? Combining the costs of both car rentals and accommodations for two weeks, all five of the cheapest countries to take a road trip were found in Europe, with Latvia coming out on top. Not only can Central and Eastern Europe be extremely affordable, but they’re also packed with gorgeous natural landscapes, magnificent architecture and rich histories.

  1. Latvia — $957.86
  2. Lithuania — $1,049.66
  3. Turkey — $1,084.17
  4. Poland — $1,234.45
  5. Slovakia — $1,265.81

The Most Insta-Worthy Road Trips

As well as safety and cost, the scenery is what makes a road trip worthwhile. After all, you gotta get the shot! With this in mind, the research has looked at each country’s Instagrammability score. You're sure to get some likes on a road trip through any of these countries.
  1. Japan
  2. Italy
  3. United States
  4. France
  5. Mexico

Ready to pack up the car and load up the kids? Find more family road trip inspiration here.