The Ultimate Family Road Trip

Plan the best family road trip ever with these tips for planning your route, packing up the car, and keeping the kids happy on the go!

Two girls in the back seat of a car for a road trip.

If you’ve got kids, chances are you’ve been on at least one family vacation road trip.

This classic family vacation style is popular with parents because it is such an affordable way to take the kids on an adventure.

It sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Pick your destination, pack your bags, pile everyone into the car, and go!

But if your planning stopped there, you may end up more than a little disappointed when you hear: “Are we there yet??” just two miles down the road.

Learn how to plan the ultimate family road trip with these easy tips.

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Getting Started

The first step to any vacation is choosing your adventure destination and planning your itinerary. This is my favorite part of the entire vacation planning process!

Where to Go

Looking for inspiration for places to go on your road trip? Our family lives in Charlotte, NC and these are some of our favorite places that are all within an easy day’s drive:

Packing Tips for Road Trips

You know where you’re going and how you plan to get there, now it’s time to grab your stuff! Road trip packing doesn’t just stop at your suitcase though, don’t miss my best tips for packing your car, too!

Enjoy the Ride

Keep everyone entertained and well fed so you can enjoy your adventure:

Tips for Road Trips with Kids

Want to keep the kiddos peaceful in the backseat? Here are some of my favorite tips for making the road trip easier on your kids:

Hotel Tips

Once you reach your final destination and you check into the hotel for your stay, you’ll definitely want these tips for keeping your new “home away from home” neat and tidy so you can relax and truly enjoy your vacation: