The World’s 12 Most Thrilling Road Trips, Can Make You Pack Your Bags Right Now

There can't be many people who haven't dreamed of hitting the open road for the adventure of a lifetime. In Epic Drives of the World. You can see fairy tale scenery in Germany's Black Forest to vintage motels on Route 66 or waterfall spotting on Hawaii - the journeys listed in this article will make you want to pack your bags and hit the gas without further ado.

11. Ruta 40, Argentina

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At approximately 3,100 miles Ruta 40 is Argentina’s longest highway and passes through 20 national parks, crosses 18 major rivers and climbs 27 mountains. Starting in Punta Loyola, Santa Cruz, and enjoying a ‘relatively civilised’ stretch before embarking on the southern leg through the Patagonian mountains. The drive ends in La Quiaca, Jujuy.

12. Portland, Maine

 

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Heading northeast from Portland in Maine, road trippers can expect to enjoy one or two lobster rolls over the next 156 miles to Bar Harbor. The drive is best undertaken during the summer months when the constellation of villages bursts to life with festivals, boat tours and seasonal eateries run by a coterie of noted chefs who are escaping the big smoke.

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