Looking to explore the open road? Enjoy the freedom of motorhome travel? Great idea! Motorhome travel lets you choose your own route and schedule, and visit as many places as possible. You can explore cities during the day, and fall asleep in nature with the stars shining bright above. But first you must decide where you’ll go, with all of Europe stretching out before you. We’ll discuss our top 5 options, and once decided you can then turn to planning your campervan hire.

1.  Germany

This large country has endless motorhome holiday options! You could head north to Hamburg, or visit the capital city of Berlin. The Romantic Road is a great road trip, through the Black Forest and past aged castles. Or you could go south to Munich, one of the most up and coming cities in Europe. Your food options will be endless, with everything from shnitzel to bratwurst – delicious! Germany is also the ideal starting point to visit other countries, so let the European exploration begin.

2.  Hungary

A surprising choice, but an excellent motorhome destination! It is less known, so you’ll encounter less tourists on the road. It features stunning views and a rich culture to be explored. You can visit the famous baths, spend a day at a vineyard outside of Budapest and go for hikes to witness the incredible views. The circular nature of the country means you can easily plan a route to explore as much as possible.

3.  Scotland

Scotland has been considered one of the best motorhome destinations for decades, attracting visitors from across the globe. Visitors are drawn to the dramatic coastlines, soaring mountainscapes and diverse wildlife. It is the ideal motorhome destination given the numerous road trip possibilities, such as the North Coast 500 which is considered the Scottish Route 66. It takes you along the northern coastline, starting and ending in Inverness. You can also visit the capital city of Edinburgh, or the bustling city of Glasgow.

4.  Ireland

A lesser known motorhome destination, but one that is growing in popularity following recent events in the UK. Ireland has a fantastic road system, which makes it ideal for road trips. You can take the Ring of Kerry road trip, a fantastic circular route which allows you to experience the Irish coast as well as the inland sights. You can also take a Game of Thrones road trip, visiting sights of the popular HBO series. Be sure to try a pint of Guinness while you’re there!

5.  Portugal

The best trip for those looking for some sunshine! Spend your summer exploring Portugal in a campervan, tasting delicious pastel de natas and a glass of porto to end your busy days. Explore Lisbon, taking advantage of the numerous campsites right outside the city. Consider trying surfing, as the coasts are ideal for it. Be sure to look up the various toll roads, which can be avoided using the “Avoid Highways” tool on Google Maps. This is well combined with a visit to Spain.56

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