Self Drive Holidays

Our collection of self drive holidays offer the perfect combination of flexibility to explore at your own pace with the benefit of following a well-researched route and having pre-booked accommodation at the end of each day.

Having the freedom to experience your destination at leisure is one of the best things about a self drive holiday – being able to stop for a photo break whenever you wish, pull over to stretch your legs or simply soak up the scenery, and out on the open road there’s a wow factor around every corner across all our spectacular destinations.


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Available year round in nearly all destinations though sometimes with seasonal variations, our self drive holidays vary in duration and interest and can easily be adapted to suit your individual requirements. Our itineraries are designed to ensure you make the most out of your time away be that on a short break in one of our Nordic destinations or a month-long journey in Australasia.

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Embarking on an ambitious holiday of a lifetime can be very daunting but the Discover the World Team ensured that we never felt out of our comfort zone.
Alan Smart, 4x4 Hike and Drive

We’ve developed our comprehensive collection of Iceland self-drive holidays during our 35 years of selling holidays to this fascinating country. Each itinerary has been carefully researched to include the well-known places that we know visitors will enjoy, as well as many hidden gems we’ve discovered on our travels. Each of our clients have access to our iDiscover app before travelling. Showing your full itinerary in day by day detail, you can use the in-built guides to add scenic wonders, ‘must-visit’ sites and hidden gems into your daily planner.

Our self-drive itineraries in Canada include perfect pairings of British Columbia and Alberta in the west and The Maritimes or Newfoundland & Labrador in the East. A self-drive exploration of Canada by car or motorhome can easily be combined with Alaska for a true wilderness adventure.

Summer is the perfect time of year to explore Scandinavia by car, with long hours of daylight offering extended opportunities to explore the majestic fjords of Norway, mountainous Lofoten Islands or the sparkling coastline of West Sweden.

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Southern Hemisphere Self Drives

Our collection of self-drive holidays in New Zealand includes classic three week touring routes throughout both islands as well as special interest itineraries to suit nature and wine enthusiasts and adventurous 4WD holidays.

Our Australia self-drive holidays allow you to explore tropical Queensland in the north, wildlife-rich Tasmania, rugged Western Australia or the Pacific coast.

Our collection of Chile self drives are region focused with itineraries in the Atacama, Lake District and Patagonia.

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