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The Best European Road Trips for Boomer Travelers

Choosing European road trip itineraries is a daunting task. Which road do you drive first? Or should you let someone else do the driving while you do the looking (that’s our choice). 

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European Road Trips for your next boomer travel adventure

There are so many historical sites, scenic landscapes and amazingly diverse active travel adventures to experience while driving through Europe.For a little guidance and inspiration, take a look at some of our most memorable European road trips —and those of trusted guest writers.

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Row of pastel-colored buildings with outdoor dining in front of the buildings.

Boomer Road Trip to Northern Italy

On a road trip in Northern Italy, we discovered the charms of Milan, Lake Como, Bergamo, Lucca, Cinque d’Terre, Italy’s Motor Valley and an undiscovered destination in southern Tuscany. This guided road trip (yes, Alan let someone else do the driving) was the perfect way to explore Italy before boarding a cruise ship in Civitavecchia for a sail across the Atlantic. Read about our Boomer Road Trip to Northern Italy to discover a wonderful blend of exploration and relaxation. 

Ancient stone buildings crowded on a hill

Southern Italy Road Trip

Some say that Southern Italy is where you find the truly authentic part of Italy. Alan and I certainly found that to be true. Meeting our driver/guide in Rome, we explored through the Apennines, reaching the Adriatic Coast and continuing south to Gallipoli. The delicious regional cuisine and old world history was amazing. Soon it was time to turn north for a quick stop in Matera before heading to Civitavecchia and another Atlantic Crossing.  To read more about our experience, click on Southern Italy Road Trip.

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Boomer Adventures on a Greece Road Trip

Cruising the islands isn’t the only way to see the jaw-dropping beauty of Greece. Featured contributor Debi Lander takes us on an exploration of the mainland that is sure to inspire your next trip to Greece. Discover the resort area of Halkidiki, authentic Greek cuisine, and historic monasteries—wrapped up in a stunning landscape. Come along as Debi takes you on an off-the-beaten-path Road Trip Through Greece.

Road Trip Through Spain’s Lower Rias

Many would be surprised to find lush green rolling hills and exotic coastline along Spain’s often-overlooked eastern coast. In fact, this beautiful area is one that few tourists get to experience. Click on Road Trip Through Spain’s Lower Rias to read more about our experience.

Road Tripping through Champagne Country

Headed to France? Make sure to make some time for a road trip through beautiful Champagne Country. Check out our tips for planning a Road Trip through Champagne Country.

A road trip through a Scotland’s Highlands

Nothing says old world European adventure like castle hopping through Scotland. Check out the best places to stop on a Scotland Roadtrip.

Berlin and Beyond

This Baltic road trip begins in Gdansk, Poland and ends in Berlin, Germany. Along the way, you’ll discover the vibrant Baltic Coast with its complicated history and culture. Are you intrigued? Click on Berlin and Beyond to read more about my experience.

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