A Roadtrip Around Europe – Plus Map!

One of the most exciting things about having a car is some of the trips that you can plan.  A couple of weeks ago we decided to take a spontaneous trip to Wales. It was my first drive that was longer than about 40 minutes and was a really nice confidence builder. Taking into consideration the number of things we want to see, we would have to spend most of the summer away. Not only that but the car would need to have a complete service before we head out.

Poppy has a particular want to visit Paris, so for us, and regarding travel, it would be best to start there. Although our adventure would begin on the drive from the West Midlands to Folkestone, so we could hop over to France. (We have since moved to the Netherlands!)

It would take about 3 and a half hours from Calais to Paris, probably closer to 4 or 5 with comfort breaks. The great thing about Paris (apart from the coffee, the food, the people…) is Wildlife Parks surround it, so there is plenty to do that isn’t an inner city.

Although rarely are road trips about the destination, it’s all about the journey! It would take some serious planning…

A possible route for the entire trip would be:

From Calais> Paris> Strasbourg > Lucerne > Lausanne > Chamonix > Grenoble > Cannes > Nice > Verona > Saltzberg > Munich > Freiburg > Strasbourg > Nancy > Luxembourg > Brussels > Calais

It would look a little something like this:


Overall, it’s about 42 hours of driving, but if you spaced it over a few weeks, like the summer holidays, for example, you could fit in a lot of stuff. The addresses that are currently on the map above are random pin locations, close to the cities or places that I’d like to visit. To neaten it up, I would be looking to find camping locations or rentals on the way. There is room for improvement, but it is something I have time to work on!






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