If you enjoy the thrill of driving on the open road and would love to visit some of the locations from iconic movies and TV shows, continue reading to find a list of some of the best road trips to add to your bucket list. As life is far too short to be spent in a single place.
Northern Ireland – Game of Thrones
If you religiously watched every season of Game of Thrones, it’s well worth planning a road trip through Northern Ireland. As throughout seasons 1-7 of Game of Thrones, 25 distinctive locations in Northern Ireland, were used for filming. Some of which include Cushendun Caves, Murlough Bay, Ballintoy Harbour, Inch Abbey and Castle Ward. So it’s definitely well worth planning a road trip route, over several days, which incorporates as many Game of Thrones film locations as possible.
New Zealand – Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy were both filmed in New Zealand. It’s well worth landing in Auckland at the top of the north island and working your way down the north island. As you’ll be able to visit Mt Ruapehu, which you’ll know as Mt Doom, before touring Peter Jackon’s props studios in Wellington. In Wellington, you’ll also be able to visit the forest where the elven Rivendell scenes were shot. Where you’ll find a large, ornamental arch, from the set, that you’ll be able to pose for photos with.
Then drive your car onto a ferry to travel from the north island to the south island, so that you’ll be able to drive to Queenstown. At the bottom of the South Island, where you’ll be able to take a scenic horse trek to a few Lord of the Rings film sites.
America – Thelma and Louise
For an epic road trip of a lifetime, it’s well worth recreating Thelma and Louise’s road trip from Arkansas and the Grand Canyon, which is located in Colorado. As you may remember, in the film Thelma and Louise, the two adventure seeking friends played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, drove across the USA in a 1966 Ford Convertible Thunderbird. So you may want to rent a classic convertible, to retrace their steps across the country.
If you’re interested in visiting some of the film locations from Thelma and Louise, keep in mind that the majority of the movie was filmed in California and Utah. So you may want to start off your road trip in California, before ending up in Utah. Which is located North of sunny California. Just be sure to visit the Grand Canyon in Colorado, before you make your way to Utah. The latter of which is known for its beautiful mountains and awe inspiring hiking trails.
So if you love the thrill on embarking on an adventurous road trip and getting to see multiple destinations in one trip, it’s well worth planning a road trip to explore some of the film locations which are listed above. Especially if you’re a huge film and TV buff.