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How Far Could You Get in Your Car When Driving for 24 Hours?

Have you suddenly developed a taste for wanderlust? Do you love the appeal and romance of the open road? If so, you might be interested to learn how far your car could take you in 24 hours when departing from Kelvedon.

To be perfectly clear, by no means are we recommending a solo 24-hour road trip. This can place you and other drivers on the motorways at risk. We are simply examining such trips from a purely theoretical point of view. Buckle up and let’s begin!


Located in southern Spain and offering splendid views of the Gold Coast, Gibraltar has attracted travellers for centuries. Not only can you become immersed within the local culture, but this destination is ideal if you hope to avoid the colder temperatures often associated with Essex during the autumn and winter. Gibraltar is located just over 1,500 miles from Kelvedon.


Budapest is the capital of Hungary and its history can be traced back for thousands of years. Often termed as one of the lesser-known urban gems of Europe, there are a host of sights to enjoy during your stay. Some of the most prominent include the Parliament Building, the thermal baths of Szechenyi, Buda Castle, Fishermen’s Bastion, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Driving here via the A3 motorway will normally take 18 hours (1).


Barcelona is yet another amazing location to visit. This city is nestled upon the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and it is found within the province of Catalonia. Not only do millions of British tourists frequent this city each and every year, but its climate is amenable during the winter months. The good news is that you can also drive to nearby destinations such as Girona, Montserrat and Valencia in no time at all. Be sure to check out the nearby beaches, to frequent a large shopping district known as Las Ramblas and to visit the famous Liceu Theatre during your stay. This trip will take just over 16 hours to complete.


Montpellier is yet another option to consider if you wish to relax beneath the Mediterranean sun. Montpellier is located within southern France and its roots can be traced back to pre-Roman times. Some of the most stunning attractions to include within your itinerary include the Museo Fabre, the Montpellier Cathedral, Planet Ocean World, and the Promenade de Peyrou. You will require just over 13 hours to arrive here.


If you have 20 hours to spare, why not take a quick excursion to Rome? Not only is Rome one of the most popular cities in Europe in relation to the sheer number of visitors, but it is a great destination if you happen to be bringing alone the entire family. Some must-see sights to consider include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican Museum. Of course, the weather here is another massive feature to take advantage of thanks to the numerous open-air parks which can be frequented on a daily basis. Rome can be reached from Kelvedon in just over 20 hours (2).

Please keep in mind that these are only a handful of the countless driving destinations which Europe has to offer. While it is always possible to book a flight, a growing number of individuals are instead choosing the embrace the open road to truly appreciate what the journey has in store. Does your car have what it takes to complete such an excursion? If not, it is time to contact our team in order to receive a real-time valuation. There are always options at your disposal.