Take A College Spring Break Road Trip

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Summer is almost here and it’s officially time for spring break! Time to break out the bikinis and rock out the shades. If you don’t already have plans consider a spontaneous road trip. Drive along the coast, cruise cross-country, or head up to the mountains. There are so many different places you can travel no matter where you live!

Quickly Plan.

If this is a spontaneous trip, you’re going to have to plan quick. Don’t dwell on everything, it’s time to make quick decisions and start moving! I’m rubbish in a spontaneous situation… I like to plan everything! So, if this sounds like you, then keep reminding yourself to make quick decisions and that it’s supposed to be spontaneous!

Pick a Destination.

Figure out where the heck you want to end up. Then, make sure to plan on spending a day or two there exploring the area.

Pick a Route.

Pick a route that has some fun landmarks or historical cities. For added adventure, make sure you’re not taking the same route when you come back to school! 

Pack for a Week.

Spring break is typically a week long, so make sure to pack enough clothes and don’t forget your toothbrush! Pack light, it’ll save you some stress when you’re hopping around from one destination to the next.


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Example Roadtrip Itinerary.

Below is a 10-day example itinerary. Because I recently graduated from Iowa State, I made that my starting point! This will show you that not matter where you live, you can create a fun spring break road trip.

Day 1 – Friday

Friday after class we’re going to pack up the car and hit the road. Our first destination is St. Louis, Missouri. We’ll make sure to take in the sights and check out the Arch before we leave town tomorrow.

Day 2 – Saturday

After eating breakfast at a quaint cafe we’re leaving St. Louis and headed the Nashville, Tenessee – the city of music! We’ll possibly be seeing a show or hang out at a local bar soaking in the history and stardom.

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Day 3 – Sunday

After a good night of rest, we’ll head to the Frothy Monkey to get a good cup of coffee and a quick breakfast before hitting the road. Today we’re traveling to Pensacola, Florida!

Day 4 – Monday

We get to spend a whole day in Pensacola, relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun. It’s a true spring break experience. 

Grab a beach towel from Sand Cloud and help support marine life in the process!

Day 5 – Tuesday

We’re on to Jacksonville, Florida next! We’ll make sure to hit up all the fun places and eat at some fabulous restaurants. 

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Day 6 – Wednesday

We’ll take a morning walk along the Florida coast before hitting the road and heading to  Charleston, South Carolina.

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Day 7 – Thursday

After a fun day in Charleston, we’re back on the road and heading to Lexington Kentucky! Known as the horse capital of the world, we have to stop and take a tour of Churchill Downs before heading to our next destination tomorrow.

Day 8 – Friday

Next on our road trip, we’ll be heading to Chicago for some fun touristy attractions and some great shopping. We’ll be in Chicago all day tomorrow as well!

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Day 9 – Saturday

We have a full day to explore the windy city and hit up the best places in town. 

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Day 10 – Sunday

We’ll make sure to grab a good cup of coffee in Chicago before you head back to school.

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Want a similar itinerary that starts at your school? Let me know where you go to college in the comments!

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