THE BEST EUROPEAN ONE WAY ROAD TRIP ROUTES
1. The Grand Tour
France > Switzerland > Italy
This ultimate European road trip is certainly the ideal way to explore Alpine Europe in your Sixt car rental. Pick up your vehicle from your preferred French Riviera destination and begin this cross-country road trip of a lifetime.
After navigating this French region, explore Embrun and then make your way north to the Swiss city of Geneva where you can spend a day or two exploring the cafés and shops. As this road trip can be tailored to your interests, you can next head to historic and culture-rich Lucerne, or the adventure-sports capital Interlaken depending on what you prefer. Those looking to see it all can visit both, as each offers extraordinary experiences.
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For the final leg of the journey in your hire car, be sure to have your camera at the ready as you make the descent south into Italy through the mountains. Steep winding roads will lead you to the stunning shores of Lake Como where you can either relax with some fine food or try out water-sports like windsurfing. The last stop is Turin, a hidden gem amongst popular Italian cities, where you can enjoy the immense atmosphere at a Juventus F.C. soccer game and hand in your keys to the Sixt Turin station.
2. One Way Car Rental Spain
Barcelona > Valencia > Granada > Malaga > Seville
Offering travelers plenty of sun, sea, and sangria, Spain is an ideal tourism location for many. However, with a Sixt rental car, you can take the road less traveled and see the hidden Spain not many get the chance to witness. Beginning in Barcelona, pick up your car rental and explore this vibrant city in style. Choose a rental convertible when driving along the coast, and the whole road trip experience is made so much better. Next, drive south towards Valencia, stopping to take in the ancient city of Tarragona which is a distinct hidden gem. Once in Valencia, you can enjoy both old and new architecture from the historic Cathedral to the modern Oceanogràfic aquarium.
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For the next part of the journey, enjoy a scenic and serene drive in your rental car over the Sierra Nevada mountain range and drop into Granada. Another city which is worth a visit is Malaga, where Picasso was born. For the final leg of the journey, you will see the peninsula of Gibraltar, Benahavis, and Ronda before making your final stop in Seville. This road trip is a fantastic alternative to your normal family vacation and can span however long you want depending on your plans.
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3. One way car rental in Germany
The Romantic Road
This once medieval trade route is now an idyllic tour that takes you through historic villages and towns, and past fairytale castles and towers. Named this way for a reason, the Romantic Road shows off traditional Germany, and you can see it all from the comfort of your own Sixt car rental. Start the road trip by picking up your quality rental at Würzburg and be sure to check out the Residenz, one of the most beautiful palaces in Germany.
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Drive south to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most medieval town in Germany which was the inspiration for many Grimm fairytales and stay over in a cute bed and breakfast to savor this charming location. Along your travels south through Bavaria there are many more notable attractions that are both special and unique. Towards the end of your 260-mile road trip, you will come across Neuschwanstein Castle which is one of the most breath-taking castles in the country and offers panoramic views from its mountainside grounds. The final stop is Füssen which is just a few miles north of the Austrian border. The choice is now yours.
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4. One way car rental in Italy
Milan > Lake Garda > Rome > Amalfi Coast
Italian for Thousand Miles, the Mille Miglia is probably the best way to sample Northern Italy in a rental car, although you don't have to make the full thousand-mile trip. Start off by renting your favorite vehicle at the tour start point, the Sixt Milan branch and drive off into the gorgeous Riviera distance. Stopping off at beautiful landmark cities such as Verona, Bologna, and Florence you can sample delicious cuisine and sights. Enjoy a glass of wine by Lake Garda, visit Pozzolengo Castle and cross over the famous Tiberius Bridge on your eventful road trip.
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After a breath-taking drive over the Apennine Mountains, your final stop is Rome, where you can hand your car rental back to Sixt Rome and explore this historical and culturally rich capital. If, your stay in Italy is meant to be longer and you want to succeed with this Italian 1000 miles route, get on the road and start exploring the most unknown and yet beauties Italy has to offer, such as The Amalfi Coast, the beautiful beaches and villages of Puglia, the Greek influences of Calabria and, to make this trip perfect, the Arabian, Greek and Spanish influences that Sicily has to offer.
5. One way car rental in Croatia
Discover the exotic cities and beaches of Croatia in your Sixt rental car. Grab the keys from your handpicked vehicle at any of our prime locations on the coast or inland. You can start in the capital city of Zagreb, or begin your adventure closer to the sea in Pula, the old Roman seaside civilization of Croatia. Take a tour around the 6th biggest Roman Colosseum in the world in Pula or the Temple of Augustus that marks one of the greatest ancient civilizations in the world. You can cruise along the coast and up to Rijeka to continue your exploration into the history of Croatia.
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If you’re looking for some fun and excitement, head to Zrće Beach in the city of Novalja next, which is located on an island off the western coast of Croatia, only 2 and a half hours from Rijeka, or a 90-minute drive from Zadar. Continue your excursion to Split and make your way down to Dubrovnik to see the ancient city walls, one of the main film sets for the HBO© series Game of Thrones®. When you’re finished with your trek, no worries! Drop your car off at one of our locations conveniently located at the Dubrovnik Airport, or Hotel Rixos.
6. One way car rental in Eastern Europe
Bucharest > Brasov > Sibiu
Claimed to be the best in the world, this mountain road is definitely something that all driving enthusiasts must experience at least once. After picking up your car rental from Bucharest head to Brasov near Piteçti where the road begins. Make sure you drive cautiously, as the Transfagarasan rises to a height of 2134 meters and has sharp hairpin turns. The road is also closed from October till June due to heavy snow, so be sure to check in advance when you wish to explore it fully. A notable stop-off includes Poenari Castle which was the property of Vlad the Impaler, the main inspiration for Dracula. His fortress rewards you with panoramic views once you have reached the top.
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Next, your road trip continues to Vidraru Lake, a tranquil and scenic lake with a tunnel that leads to the highest point of the Transfagarasan and finally to the end near Sibiu. Whether you are on vacation in Romania between June and September or here to test out the greatest road in the world, the Transfagarasan road trip is an amazing and unforgettable experience in a rental car. An ideal option for those who don't like conventional trips.