27 Tips For Planning The Perfect Road Trip – TravelAwaits

The classic road trip has made a comeback. More Americans than ever are taking to the roads for vacations and family visits. According to a survey completed in May 2020 by the GasBuddy app, nearly one in three Americans said they planned to go on a summer road trip.

Road trips are a fantastic way to make memories and see new places and things. Whether you are staying local for day trips or hitting the road on a long bucket-list trip across the country, there are a few things you can do to make your trip better and memorable for the right reasons.

These tips will help you experience less stress and fewer arguments if traveling with others, and help keep you safe.

1. Outline Your Itinerary

Planning where you want to go, what you want to see, and how long you will spend at each place is important.

Otherwise, you could spend your entire vacation at your first stop, or rush through important visits and then have too much time at other less-important sites. You don’t want an hour-by-hour plan but a general idea of what you want to see and do and how much time you think each activity or stop will take.

Be sure to build in some extra time for that last-minute thing you want to stop and see.

2. Determine Must-See Sights

I often ask everyone who is traveling together to make a list of two or three things they want to see or do and to share a few things