When August rolls in, North Americans inevitably start feeling like the end of summer is approaching. The kids return to school in less than a month, and many travelers have just a few precious weeks of vacation to enjoy before the cooler weather rolls in. Cap off the summer with a road trip to remember, whether it’s a local adventure or something overseas. These are ten epic routes to try in August in Canada, the US, and Europe.

10 The Atlantic Road, Norway

The Atlantic Road is a beautiful and easy road trip in Norway. It’s only 8.3 km long but is part of a longer route called Atlanterhavsveien. The Atlantic Road has been called the most scenic road in the world and is an elevated highway stretching overtop of the water flowing beneath the roadway. Driving this route in August means more daylight hours for hiking excursions along the way.

9 Icefields Parkway, Canada

The Icefields Parkway road trip route is easily one of the most scenic in Canada (and the world), so it’s the perfect choice for closing out summer while taking in some epic views. This route is located in the province of Alberta and takes travelers from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. Stops along the way include the Columbia Icefields, Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls, and Maligne Canyon. The road is 232 km and offers incredible mountain landscapes as far as the eye can see.

8 The Ring Road, Iceland

August is one of the best times of year to experience the midnight sun in Iceland. Spend a week driving around the perimeter of the island on the Ring Road and never feel the pressure of parking up before nightfall. In Iceland, the sun hardly sets at night from May to mid-August. The Ring Road is 1332 km and takes approximately 6-7 days to complete at a comfortable pace.

7 Pacific Coast Highway, California, USA

The Pacific Coast Highway (or Highway 1) is an iconic road trip route in the United States, taking travelers from Washington in the Pacific Northwest all the way to Los Angeles, California. The full journey is 2655 km and can be completed in as little as three days, but ideally, travelers should leave themselves 5-7 days to make stops along the way. Drive the dreamy California coast in Big Sur, stop for wine tastings in Paso Robles, and more.

6 Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Travelers who find themselves on Canada’s Atlantic Coast in August can embark on the 298 km Cabot Trail that weaves through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Besides breathtaking coastal views and lighthouses to visit, travelers can plan to stop for some day hikes along the way. The ideal timeline for this road trip is anywhere from 3-5 days, leaving ample time to stop for photos and smell the fresh air.

5 Route 66, USA

Historic Route 66 is a legendary road trip path that’s well traveled. It’s a long journey but this route, from Chicago, IL, to Santa Monica, CA, is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The full route is 3940 km and takes approximately three weeks to drive comfortably. Route 66 passes through 8 different states and offers many unique experiences along the way, such as Cadillac Ranch in Texas, The Painted Desert in Arizona, and the Blue Whale of Catoosa in Oklahoma.

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4 Cascade Loop, Washington, USA

Anyone heading to the Pacific Northwest this summer can wrap up summer with a peaceful and scenic drive along Washington’s Cascade Loop. This road trip takes around 2-4 days to complete and covers 440 miles (approximately 700 km). Besides weaving through some unique terrain and scenery in Washington state, the loop also passes through several towns for travelers to stop and explore, such as Everett, Snohomish, Leavenworth, Winthrop, and Coupeville.

3 Peloponnese Region, Greece

Greece is a fairly small nation by area compared to Canada and the US, so naturally, this road trip route is shorter and offers an easy 1-3 day adventure in Southern Europe, depending on how many stops travelers make. The Peloponnese road trip route from Athens to Nafplio via Route 8 is just 138 km and takes under two hours to complete without stops. However, plan to spend time at Mount Lycabettus and the Ruins of Corinth along the way.

2 Vancouver To Banff, Canada

Driving from Vancouver to Banff is the road trip of a lifetime. This journey takes travelers from the west coast of British Columbia to the heart of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies via the Trans Canada Highway. This route is approximately 850 km and offers some beautiful mountain scenery along the way. The journey is ideal for hiking enthusiasts who will love stopping in Squamish, Whistler, and Kamloops along the way. From Vancouver to Whistler, travelers will drive on the Sea to Sky Highway, which is one of the most beautiful coastal drives in Canada.

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1 Florence To Amalfi Coast, Italy

An Italian road trip is truly the perfect way to spend a summer holiday, so why not rent a car and drive from the historic city of Florence to the stunning Amalfi Coast on the Mediterranean? Although there’s a more direct route, the most scenic way to drive is a 600 km journey along the country’s west coast to Rome before taking the A1 Highway to Amalfi via Naples. This is a fantastic way to discover hidden gems in Italy’s small towns along the route.