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10 Roads You Should Drive On In Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite like cruising down the open road, you know? The window down, the wind in your hair. Ahh, yeah. Nothing beats that.

And if the road’s calling your name this summer, well these destination are practically begging for a road trip.

So, if you’re hopping in the car and taking a ride, consider taking a drive down these scenic routes. I promise, you won’t regret it.

1. The Autobahn

If you’re feeling the need for speed, you definitely need to take a drive along Germany’s famously fast Autobahn. There is a unique set of rules to make the high speeds safe, but you’ll get the hang of it. Vroom! Vroom!

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2. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

Zipping in and out of mountain tunnels while getting a picturesque view? Just try to look at the road while you’re driving across this stretch of road located in the in the Henan Province of China.

3. Florida Keys

You want a view of the ocean? Well that’s all you’re going to get for quite a long time along this stretch of highway. For about 113 miles to be exact. This road connects mainland Florida to the Florida Keys, and the sea views are definitely worth the drive, if you’re willing to stick it out for over 100 miles, that is.

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4. Going-To-The-Sun Montana

Mountains, lakes… name a picturesque view and you’ve got it along this road. It leads in and out of Glacier National Park in Montana. If you’re looking to get back in touch with nature, this is the path less traveled. And that’s definitely where you’re going to want to go.

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5. Route 66

Ahh, the notorious Route 66. How can you live your whole life and never have traveled across this stretch of road?

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6. Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

With the city on one side and a lake on the other, this road’s really got a little bit of everything to offer to a traveler like yourself.

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7. Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Views of crashing waves and surfers can be spotted along this beachside highway. And let me tell you, by the looks of it, it’s worth a trip down under, just for the drive.

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8. Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China

These winding roads will lead to great heights. It’s got a total of 99 bends, so there are lots of twists and turns along the way. The view from the top is well worth the ride.

9. Stelvio Pass, Eastern Alps, Italy

If you’re looking for a mountain drive that’s going to hold keep your attention from start to finish, this steep inclined road is the one for you.

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10. California’s Pacific Coast Highway

If you’re looking for laid-back driving to complement your California lifestyle (even if it’s only adopted for a brief vacation) this relaxed drive was made just for you.

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Itching to take that road trip yet? Yeah, I bet.

[h/t: Business Insider]