Driving in Canada or the United States
From Californian coastal roads with beautiful beaches to panoramic mountain passes and awe-inspiring desert landscapes, the United States is best explored by car. The roads are safe and there is so much to see that you are constantly tempted to stop. Taking time to capture these moments together is a must.
Do we need a car?
To get the most out of your holiday in the US or Canada, we do recommend travelling by car. You can go wherever you want and also reach the less touristic places. And you can stay at small-scale accommodation, away from mass tourism and meet the locals. It’s possible to build an itinerary without the need of a car. You could go on day or multi-day tours in different parts of North America and travel by plane, train or transfer from your accommodation.
Is my British driving licence valid?
Yes, your British driving licence is valid in both Canada and the United States, also when renting a car. However, we recommend that you also bring an International Driving Permit. As some car hire companies will require that you have an International Drivers Permit before they will let you rent a car from them. Please note: this does not replace your British driving licence, therefore you will need to bring both documents. An International Driving Permit is available at post offices throughout the UK for approximately 5.50 pounds.