How To Plan For Your First Solo Road Trip

October 30, 2019 3 comments

Have you ever dreamed of going on a road trip? This is something which many people hope to do at least once in their lives but they don’t always have someone to go with. Of course, it is entirely possible and sometimes better to head off on a solo road trip, but how do you plan this?

Here, we are going to give you some of our best tips for heading off on your first solo road trip. Keep reading to hear what they are.

The Budget

The first thing that you’ll need to think about when you are planning a solo road trip is the budget. The great thing about going alone is that you can decide how much you spend and you won’t need to waste money on anything you don’t want to do. Think about the cost of the trip, your accommodation, fuel for the car and what you’ll get up to there. Try to figure out a budget and you can start creating your route.

The Car

For a road trip to really work, you need to make sure that you have the right car for the job. If you have an unreliable car then you could be putting yourself at risk of a breakdown. Consider taking your car in for a service before you go to ensure it is ready to be on the open road.

When considering the car for the trip, you also need to make sure that you have appropriate car insurance. You can usually find cheap car insurance in the UK from sites like  who will gather up all of the quotes for you if you don’t have it already. Make sure you check this out before you go.

The Route

If you really want your road trip to work then you will need to figure out the route before you go. The route is something which you can put together yourself and figure out exactly where you want to go and how long you want to spend there. It is a good idea to write a shortlist of the locations that you want to visit and then take a look at a map. If you can plan your route carefully then you should find that you can squeeze everything in and not have to loop back around to visit somewhere.

Where You’ll Stay

When you go on a road trip, you need to make sure that you have somewhere to stay. Some people choose hotels, others go for an Airbnb for their stay. It is also possible to stay at a hostel which will usually be a shared room with other travellers. Make sure that you are considering your budget when choosing somewhere to stay.

Planning Activities

Finally, you should make sure that you plan for some activities when you are going on your first solo road trip. Think about what is on in each location and what you can afford to do. This could be anything from sightseeing to seeing a movie. Make sure to only choose activities that you want to try out as this is your solo road trip.

Final Verdict

If you are thinking about heading off on a solo road trip then you should make sure that you consider everything that we have discussed here in this article. Think about the route that you will take and remember to prepare your car for the journey. If you can follow our advice then you should be able to have a great solo road trip when the time comes along

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  1. I like the idea of just going where you please & not having to entertain others but I think I’d be rather worried having a road trip on my own.

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