How to Plan a One Day Road Trip

  • UPDATED May 09, 2018

Riding or driving across the country, viewing some of the hidden wonders on the road are perfect for those looking for the serenity of nature, the quirkiness of the markets, and the smooth driving experience on the highway. The company of friends, family, and pets, and your favourite music playing in the background, road trips help you explore the local life. This is what makes them the best and the most fun way of vacationing! 

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Having said that, they are also amongst the most time-consuming type of vacationing too, especially if you are under time constraint. 

So, here are some tips on how you can plan your trip. Read ahead, and plan one soon!


One of the most important aspect of a one-day road trip is the choice of destination. Depending on the activities that you would like to do there, as opposed to just enjoying the road, you can pick destinations that can be reached within a few hours. 



Another next important part is the budget. How much are you willing to shell out for a day? Will you be driving your own car or bike or renting it? Will the cost be split amongst friends? What about food and other activities? These are some essential questions that need answers. The best way to go about it is to fix an amount and work around it. Do take into consideration some contingencies!


Road trips are fun when you are solo-ing, but not as much as when you are with your favourite people! Decide on the destination and the budget taking into consideration the people who are going to give you company. Music, food, and activities can also be planned accordingly. 

Anticipate “Speed Breakers”

Speed Breakers

Always anticipate all the troubles you may face on a road trip and be prepared for those. Whether it be a car issue, bad roads, or some expensive cost head. Plan for them, so that you won't have to deal with any surprises.

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Last, but not the least, enjoy the day! After a monotonous routine, a road trip is a lovely way to unwind and reconnect. Embrace the experience and have fun!