Holiday type

Fly Drive Holidays

Fly Drive Holidays

Fly drive holidays enable you to fly to your first destination, pick up your hire car and hit the open road. They allow you to combine a well-planned itinerary designed by our experts with the freedom to stop off wherever takes your fancy.

Vast countries like the USA and Canada are ideal for fly drive holidays. Start off in vibrant cities before admiring the ever changing landscapes and vast national parks on your way to the coast, mountains, city or desert. Route 66 conjures up images of great American novels and scenes from famous films, taking you through almost 2,500 miles of the USA’s great landscapes. For picturesque beaches, a sense of America’s history and wonderful natural sights, book our Lighthouses and Lobsters fly drive holiday in New England.   

Drive iconic roads on a fly drive holiday

At Hayes & Jarvis we have over 65 years’ experience in planning holidays to 60 countries around the world. We’ve put together our list of the most iconic roads, carefully curating inspiring fly drive holiday itineraries to help you see some of the best sights along the way.

Discover Africa and its wonderful wildlife, rugged coastlines and pretty colonial towns on our Garden Route itinerary. Our Cape to Kruger self drive allows you to start in historic Cape Town, before setting off on famous Route 62. Pass vineyards and farmlands, wild rivers and vast valleys, stopping off to visit museums and some excellent restaurants. Finish the drive in Kruger National Park, where you can see the Big Five on safari.

USA and Canada

The USA and Canada are two of the vastest countries and both are home to charismatic cities, sprawling national parks and wide, open roads. Explore in a classic American car, palatial motorhome or even on a thrilling Harley Davidson. Choose to meander slowly through, stopping off to explore every inch of these diverse landscapes, or enjoy a whistle stop tour of the top sights. Driving is an attraction in itself in the USA, with large comfortable cars and wide, well maintained roads.

Escorted tours

If you don’t feel comfortable with a fly drive holiday on your own, our escorted tours offer a great compromise. Meet up with other likeminded travellers and set off on an adventure led by expert guides who will ensure you see the best of their country. Our escorted holiday tours can also be booked as part of a wider holiday, with options from a few days to a full month available.


The Garden Route is one of the best known self drive holiday destinations, and it’s easy to see why. It takes you from the rich culture of Cape Town through luscious valleys and rugged mountains, along glittering stretches of coast and through idyllic countryside towns. Try freshly caught oysters in Plettenberg Bay, ostrich eggs in the farmlands, some of the world’s greatest wines in Franschhoek and succulent local cuisine wherever you stop.

Frequently Asked Questions

A fly drive holiday allows you to fly into your chosen destination, pick up your hire car and enjoy a well-planned itinerary which will take you through the top sights along the route. Flights, the cost of the hire car, motorhome or motorbike, accommodation and some of the activities are usually included. It provides a combination of expert local knowledge with the freedom to explore at your own pace and stop off whenever you feel like it. Whether you want to explore cities, countryside or mountains, or everything in between, a fly drive holiday can take you there.

Yes. All of our fly drive holidays include your hire car, motorhome or motorbike – the choice is yours. We can also take requests for which type of vehicle you would like to rent. Drive Route 66 in a classic American car, enjoying the warm breeze in your hair in a convertible. Rent a Harley Davidson and hit the wide open roads feeling like you’ve come straight out of a film set. In South Africa, choose a 4x4 for its comfort, space and ability to travel through all types of terrain, or opt for a smaller car so you can easily park in any town. The choice is yours.

No. All of our holidays are carefully planned according to your needs. Speak to our experts and they’ll help you decide which destinations are right for you, how long you’d like to spend in each and how many hours you’re happy to drive per day. All of our accommodation, car types, activities and even the destinations can be rearranged to suit you, the time of year you visit and the other travellers in your group. Alternatively, if you’ve found one of our fly drive holidays you love and don’t want to change a thing, you can simply call us to book.

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for… Fly Drive Holidays?

Fly drive holidays are all about the freedom to explore at your own pace, combined with expert local knowledge. At Hayes & Jarvis we have over 65 years of experience in 60 destinations around the world; from the USA to Indonesia and everywhere in between. Our fly drive holidays can be created bespoke for you, or you can choose one of our carefully planned itineraries. We’ll be with you through the dreaming, planning, booking and travelling process.