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If the open road is calling you, a self drive holiday could be just the trip you’re looking for. Swap the daily commute for the road trip of a lifetime behind the wheel on one of the world’s most iconic driving routes. We tailor make our trips to fit your plans and preferences, so whether you’ve always dreamed of cruising America’s Route 66 on a Harley-Davidson, or you’ve got the perfect playlist for a thrilling road trip across South Africa, we’ll give you the keys and map and send you on your way. 

Where will your journey take you?

Our Classic West tour through California’s breathtaking scenery has something for everyone, from the sun-kissed stretches of Big Sur and the misty redwood forests of Yosemite, to celeb and food concentrated cities like Los Angeles. One of the world’s best road trips, the route takes you through the Mojave Desert – a landscape of rolling ochre sand dunes, peppered with peculiar-looking Joshua trees and scattered wildflower meadows – to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon National Park. Hike the Rim Trail, soaking in the panoramas from gravity-defying outcrops, and catch your breath watching the sun set over the majestic landscape.

One of the best things about a self drive holiday is the freedom and flexibility – you set the agenda and there’s really no limits to the type of trip you can create. Spend as long or as little time as you’d like at any of the stops. Mix and match your itinerary. If you want us to sort flights, accommodation and a car – no problem! Prefer to go lone ranger on a motorcycle expedition or bring the whole family on a motorhome holiday? Your trip, your choice. Get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists today and let’s get planning your self drive adventure.

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Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for…Self Drive Holidays?

Working with leading and trusted car hire companies, we ensure your self drive holiday happens without a hitch. We organise self drive holidays on some of the world’s best road trip routes, from Route 66 in the USA to the Garden Route in South Africa. We can sort everything from A to B: organising flights, accommodation and vehicle hire so you have a completely stress-free holiday. Whatever vehicle you’ve been dreaming of driving, we can make it happen, whether it’s a deluxe motorhome or a Harley-Davidson.

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South Africa

South Africa is a superb self-drive destination with many possibilities. Beginning from the fabulous metropolis of Cape Town, driving along the beautiful ocean coastal road spotting whales and staying in quaint towns such as Knysna or head inland passing through the green and mountainous countryside before enjoying a glass of locally produced wine at a boutique hotel. 

Finish your drive at one of South Africa’s safari parks spotting the big 5. With so many wonderful sights and attractions, travelling at a pace to suit on surfaced and safe roads, a self-drive in South Africa is a holiday must.

Route 66

USA & Canada

Whether cruising down Route 66 on the back of a Harley Davidson, exploring the National Parks in a motorhome or city hopping in a hire car, driving in North America and Canada has never been easier. With wide, straight freeways designed to get you from A to B quickly, the distances may be long at times, but the sights you can see with every turn of the corner make it all worthwhile. 

We have pieced together some fantastic itineraries where you can discover and explore your own American Dream or Canadian Adventure, but you can also tailor-make the routing as you wish, adding an extra night here, visiting an additional resort there, or we can even help you create your own unique road trip.

Top Self Drive Suggestions


Here’s a selection of popular self drive itinerary suggestions to give you an idea of what’s available. Call us now and we’ll create an amazing holiday just for you.

Route 66

Route 66 Road Trip Holiday

  • 16 Days
  • Guide Price £2,899 PP
Our Historic Route 66 Self Drive is a journey you’ll never forget, beginning in Chicago and ending at the Santa…
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Multi centre holidays
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Denver To Taos Road Trip

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £2,499 PP
The American Grandeurs Self Drive enables you to explore the US’ distinctive southwest region, taking in the states of Colorado,…
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Wildlife holidays
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New England Road Trip

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,599 PP
Our Lighthouses and Lobsters Self Drive explores the coastal towns and maritime communities of New England. On this trip you’ll…
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Self drive holidays
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Self Drive Safari Cape Town & Garden Route

  • 12 Days
  • Guide Price £4,399 PP
This 12-day self drive holiday gives you the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and its surrounding…
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Self drive holidays
Grand Ole Opry

Deep South Usa Road Trip

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £3,199 PP
Hit the road on a Rhythms of the South self drive tour and explore Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida…
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Cultural holidays
Patricia Lake, Jasper

Vancouver To Whistler Road Trip

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £3,599 PP
Calling all nature lovers with incurable ‘itchy feet’. Now you can explore the best of the national parks in West…
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Self drive holidays
High Note Trail, Whistler

Calgary To Vancouver Road Trip

  • 16 Days
  • Guide Price £5,399 PP
Take an epic adventure across the great Canadian Rockies. Journey from Calgary through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the breath…
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Fly drive holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a self drive holiday?

With a self drive holiday, we organise everything for you. Choose a self drive through the legendary Route 66, for example, and we’ll arrange your flights, the vehicle you choose to explore in, and book amazing accommodation for every point of your journey.

Do self drive holidays include car hire?

Yes, self drive holidays include car hire. We’ll arrange everything from your vehicle hire to your flights and accommodation.  Depending on where you travel to, our self drive vehicle hire ranges from cars, motorhomes, and even Harley Davidson motorcycles.

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