Camper van in front of lake and mountains

Best campervan holiday destinations

A campervan holiday can provide you with the freedom you need to explore landscapes and cultures at your own pace; however, choosing the right location is key. Whether you’re drawn to the rolling hills of Yorkshire or the sun-soaked beaches of Spain, there’s lots of options to choose from when planning a campervan holiday. In this guide, we’ll delve into some of the best campervan holiday destinations, both in the UK and across Europe, including must-see sights for each destination.

Campervan holiday destinations in the UK

The UK is home to an array of incredible locations, perfect for campervan holiday destinations. From Cornwall to the Lake District, there’s no shortage of options to explore.



Yorkshire is the perfect location for anyone looking for a road trip with beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages and historic attractions. Known as God’s Own Country, Yorkshire has three national parks that you can visit; the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the North York Moors.

With countless hiking trails and scenic driving routes, Yorkshire offers endless opportunities for adventure. Check out our blog post for one of the top driving routes in the UK, through the North York Moors in Yorkshire.

Top attractions in Yorkshire:

  • Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Whitby
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park
  • Goathland, home of Hogsmead Station in Harry Potter
  • York Minster

pink heather on the hills next to the sea

[Image: North York Moors, Yorkshire]



Cornwall, the home of sun, sea and ice cream, is a great place for campervan holidays in the UK. With stunning coastlines and charming seaside towns like St Ives and Newquay, there is lots to see and do.

There are lots of hidden coves along the coast to discover and explore, a variety of water sports to try your hand at like surfing and sailing, or you could simply just soak up the sun on one of the many idyllic Cornish beaches. Take a look at our blog post for a full itinerary for a campervan road trip to Cornwall.

Top attractions in Cornwall:

  • St Ives
  • The Roseland Heritage Coast
  • Eden Project
  • Newquay Zoo
  • Land’s End

boats in the harbour

[Image: St. Ives, Cornwall]


North Wales

There is lots to love about Wales, from majestic mountains to ancient castles to scenic beaches. North Wales is the perfect destination for a campervan holiday, especially with having such a wide choice of campsites to pitch up for the night. You can explore the peaks of Snowdonia/Eryri National Park, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa, the highest mountain in Wales), or grab an ice cream and take a stroll along the pier in the seaside town of Llandudno.

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North Wales is also home to some of the most scenic drives in the UK. Check out our favourite spots throughout the countryside and coast to visit along your next road trip.

Top attractions in North Wales:

  • Snowdonia/Eryri National Park
  • Conwy Castle
  • Llandudno promenade
  • Portmeirion
  • Aber Falls

walkers climbing Snowdon

[Image: Mount Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa, North Wales]


Lake District

The Lake District has earned it position of one of the nation’s favourite staycation destinations, with its sprawling landscapes and incredible lakes. Whether you’re spending your days here hiking through the scenic trails on offer or taking part in some of the many outdoor activities available, you won’t be left short when it comes to food with the quality local pubs providing lunch for weary travellers.

If you’re looking for a family campervan holiday, the Lake District has all you could ask for and you’ll be grateful for your bed when you retire to your campervan at the end of a busy day out exploring. Check out our blog post on some of the most scenic drives in Cumbria, including some amazing Lake District locations.

Top attractions in the Lake District:

  • Lake Windermere
  • The World of Beatrix Potter and Hill Top House
  • Lake District Wildlife Park
  • Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in the Lake District
  • Grasmere Village, the home of William Wordsworth

cottage and bridge next to a river

[Image: Grasmere Village, Lake District]



With dramatic landscapes from shimmering lochs to ancient castles, you won’t be disappointed with a campervan holiday in Scotland. With lots to offer, including the drive itself, you can even camp for free in Scotland.

The North Coast 500 provides 500 plus miles of incredible scenery and is often referred to as the ultimate UK road trip. However, if you’d rather stay in one place, there are many incredible campsites to stay at or you can park yourself up in a spot of your choosing and wild camp.

Explore the untamed beauty of the Isle of Skye or simply relax along the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland offers a truly unforgettable campervan holiday experience.

Top attractions in Scotland:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland
  • Highland Wildlife Park
  • Loch Ness
  • Isle of Skye

Castle ruins next to a loch

[Image: Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness, Scotland]


Campervan holiday destinations in Europe

For those seeking adventure beyond the UK, Europe offers a tempting choice of campervan holiday destinations. From the rural villages of France to the beachside locations of Spain, you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at our blog for the best European countries to drive in to help make your choice easier.



France has lots to offer, from rural villages, to historic sites, to coastal towns, there’s something for everyone. Popular locations include Brittany and Normandy in northern France which are pretty easy to reach from the UK.

With motorhome and campervan holidays being so common in this country, there are a lot of campsites to choose from as well as well-maintained roads to make your trip as smooth as possible.

Driving abroad can be quite different to driving in the UK, so before you go make sure to take a look at our comprehensive guide to driving in France for some top tips.

Top attractions in France:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Mont Saint-Michel
  • Disneyland Paris
  • French Riviera
  • Lille

the bay of the french Riviera

[Image: French Riviera, France]



A campervan holiday in Spain has much to offer, including the amazing drives through aw-inspiring landscapes and local cultures.

Bask in the sunshine of Spain’s Mediterranean coast, where you can find vibrant towns, and stunning beaches. Or if you’re looking for a city getaway, you can explore the busy streets of Barcelona, taking in the historical landmarks and visiting the traditional restaurants for tasty tapas. With its warm climate and diverse landscapes, Spain offers endless opportunities for campervan holidays.

Top attractions in Spain:

  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Alhambra
  • Seville
  • Famous football stadiums like Camp Nou and Bernabẻu

The bay at San Sebastian

[Image: San Sebastian, Spain]



A great European location for a campervan holiday is Germany, with its charming countryside and vibrant cities. You can explore the fairytale landscapes of Bavaria with its many castles, hike through the famous Black Forest or take in the culture of the bustling cities, like Munich and Berlin.

Germany’s well-developed infrastructure and scenic roads make it an ideal destination for travel, road trips and campervan holidays in particular.

Top attractions in Germany:

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Black Forest
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Phantasialand
  • Neuschwanstein Castle

Castle in amongst the trees

[Image: Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria, Germany]


How do I choose where to go on a campervan holiday?

When planning a campervan holiday, there is a lot to consider. You should of course pick your favourite destination but also consider factors such as distance, climate, cuisine and language. Weighing up your priorities when planning your holiday will ensure you end up with a holiday that aligns with your interests as well as being practical and achievable.


How can I prepare for a campervan holiday?

Before setting off on your campervan holiday, you should make sure you have arranged all the essentials for your trip, such as breakdown cover, travel insurance and campervan insurance. This will save you worrying about things breaking or not going to plan whilst you’re away enjoying yourself. In line with this, you should also make sure you know and are able to drive a campervan or motorhome safely.

It is also helpful to plan your route in advance. Familiarise yourself with the driving laws and regulations if visiting another country and, if travelling from the UK to abroad, ensure you are eligible to stay as long as you need under the latest Brexit laws and legislations.

Take a look at our complete guide on how to have the perfect campervan or motorhome holiday to ensure you are prepared before you set off on your next adventure.


Get temporary campervan insurance with Dayinsure

Borrowing a campervan or motorhome from friends or family is an ideal way to get away for a holiday and save some money. They offer the perfect holiday accommodation, especially for family adventures, and give you the freedom to explore whilst travelling.

Your standard car insurance won’t cover you to drive a campervan or motorhome, but that’s where we come in. We provide fully comprehensive campervan and motorhome cover in the UK for up to 30 days, with the optional extra to add fully comprehensive insurance on to your Dayinsure policy for trips to the EU.

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