Closest vacation destinations by car

Looking for vacation destinations close by to travel by car, maybe for a short trip or a weekend getaway?

Travelnoia's Search Engine can show you the closest vacation destinations for your next break by driving distance from your home. Take advantage of our users recommended areas up to 4 hours away by car. 

Keep in mind that you can refine your search and select, mix and combine different activities or characteristics that you are looking for in your vacation destination. You might find some unexpected destinations close to you! 


Advantages of traveling by car

Roadtrip, traveling by car

Photo by Reinhart Julian @reinhartjulian

Going on vacation by car is likely the most common among travelers. There are several advantages of a car trip:

  1. Most people own a car. Even if you don't own a car, renting a car is very easy and can be done last minute.
  2. Car trips provide freedom and flexibility. You can decide when and where to travel anytime.  Less planning is required consequently you can change plans and adapt easily making as many stops in the way as you like.
  3. You can move around by car on your destination not depending in public transportation or other ways of transportation. It is easy to carry all your luggage to the beach, grocery shopping, taking a day trip to visit places of interest, ...
  4. It saves money in transportation, groceries and even accommodations.
  5. You may be able to take more things with you although this depends on the size of the car and how many people are traveling with you. Your luggage is more likely to get lost if you don't travel by car.
  6. Reliability: no waiting in airports, no delays.


Disadvantages of traveling by car

Roadtrip, car in traffic in a highway

Photo by Johannes Andersson @thejoltjoker

Traveling by car has disadvantages too:

  1. Depending on where you are traveling and how many people are traveling to you it might get more expensive to get to your vacation destination due to gas prices, toll prices, parking prices, ... You must consider these expenses and compare them with possible alternatives.
  2. Long drives can be exhausting. If your destination is far away it can take days to get there, is it really worth it? You might lose your first and last day of your vacation just driving.
  3. Getting lost is a possibility even if your are using apps for navigation.
  4. Unexpected car jams specially at certain hours of the day near cities or maybe because a big part of the population is traveling for vacation by car just like you.



Leisure activities up to 4 hours of driving

Check out activities for your next vacation in a 4 hour drive distance. Keep in mind that if any of these activities is not available near you, we will show you the closest options.

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