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Ortakoy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey is famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches, but there’s more to this country than sun, sea and sand.

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Corvinesti Castle, Hunedoara, Romania

Romania: it’s more than just the crossroads of Europe. With medieval architecture, stunning views and warm summers, there’s plenty to explore, as finds out.

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Downtown Reykjavik, Iceland

Despite the name, Iceland isn’t the Arctic landscape you might expect. It is, however, underpinned by some major volcanic activity, which contributes to its spectacular scenery and unusual way of life.

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Signpost, Mezivrsi, Czech Republic

First off, it’s an 800 mile drive (from London) to the Czech Republic, so if you’re not picking up a rental at the airport, make sure both you and your car are well prepared for the trip.

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An Austrian mountain village

Unfortunately, if there’s one country that’s too often overlooked, it’s this one, as it’s frequently bypassed in favour of neighbouring Germany, Hungary, Italy and the Czech Republic. But to avoid Austria is to miss out on the hidden gems of this gloriously picturesque European country.

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Rijeka bridge, Croatia

Croatia is one of Europe’s hippest destinations, thanks in part to its stunning ancient walled cities and crystal clear waters. Not to mention the dramatic, mountainous terrain, quaint fishing villages, vineyards and golden sands.

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Chojnik castle, Poland

Looking for a destination with a difference? Then pack your car and head to Poland

  Read More… guide to driving in Sweden

Swedish road

Driving in Sweden’s three main cities – Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo – isn’t easy because of narrow streets, one-way systems and limited parking. But once you get onto the open road you’ll find spectacular drives where quite often yours will be the only car on the road.

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Lysefjorden fjord, Norway

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wide open road in a foreign country

Island hopping around Greece on board a smoky 1950s boat isn’t the only way to see the country. Hire a car instead.

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