10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Road Trip Ideas for 2023
If you’ve exhausted the traditional presents of flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, then why not make 2023 the year you try something new? Book a short campervan holiday and surprise your partner with one of the most thoughtful and sentimental gifts you can give – a romantic road trip for two. This simple act of hitting the open road in your campervan gives you the privacy to be alone with your loved one, and explore new destinations of your choice. Drive off into the sunset, and enjoy a romantic getaway– just the two of you, four wheels, and the open road. To give you some inspiration, we have created a list of 10 romantic ideas for a Valentine’s Day campervan holiday across the UK or Ireland.
- Romantic dinner for two at the location of your choice
- Chase the stars
- Explore secluded beaches
- Get the adrenaline flowing
- Create your own romantic playlist
- Discover the end of the world
- Take the ultimate romantic selfie
- Get lost in the English countryside
- Explore the wild isolated Highlands
- Uncover myths and legends
1. Romantic dinner for two at the location of your choice
Enjoy a romantic dinner date night in your very own home on wheels. Choose a special location and cook your partner their favourite meal in your campervan kitchen. Your Bunk Camper comes with a kitchen box so you can easily cook up a creamy pasta dish, vegetable stir fry, or your preferred meal of choice. If you’re stuck on things to cook why not check out websites such as Cosmopolitan for their 15 easy one-post recipes for date night for more inspiration?
2. Chase the stars
Create romantic memories as you stargaze together in the countryside, best seen from the more isolated destinations around the UK and Ireland. Why not chase the spectacular Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis? The Natural wonder of the Northern Lights is the perfect date night and a must-see bucket list-worthy adventure. Other stargazing destinations include Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the Lake District in England, and the Dark Sky National Parks in Scotland. Read our blog to discover the UK landmarks where you can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
In true romantic style, stick the on your motorhome kettle and treat your loved one to a hot chocolate, or drink of choice, and take a trip down memory lane reminiscing on your favourite memories together.
For the perfect night’s rest, park up at a nearby campsite. Check out our Campsite guide for a list of UK and Ireland campsites. When you hire from Bunk Campers, you’ll receive free temporary membership to the UK Camping & Caravanning Club Privilege Scheme offering up to 30% off campsite fees.
Top tip: Bring any home comforts like blankets, fairy lights, or sentimental gifts that will make your Valentine’s trip even more special. Don’t forget to download your favourite movies on Netflix and cuddle up to watch them in the comfort of your motorhome.
3. Explore secluded beaches
For some quality time together, drive to a nearby beach, park your vehicle and cuddle up together as you enjoy beautiful views of the ocean seafront. The UK is home to beautiful beaches in Dorset, Devon, Norfolk, and Crosby beach. Take a romantic beach horse ride with your loved one and enjoy a picnic on the beach while watching the sunset before returning to your motorhome. To create an even more romantic setting, open the back doors and enjoy your own paradise as you watch the ocean unforgivingly kiss the shore.
4. Get the adrenaline flowing
Whilst on your road trip, don’t forget to try some activities to get your adrenaline flowing and pulse racing. Take a romantic bike ride in nature across the UK’s natural parks or Ireland’s national parks, and enjoy scenic cycling routes. If riding a bike isn’t your thing, why not find a live theatre or music show that your partner will love?
Dare to take on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and sky drive over the Atlantic Ocean in Northern Ireland. Fly above stunning coastlines and create unforgettable memories with your loved one as you overlook views of the Ocean and breathe in the fresh North Coast air. And make sure to tag us on socials after and share your classic sky drive image.
5. Create your romantic road trip playlist
For a cost-effective activity, create your very own Valentine’s Day playlist with your favourite songs and listen from the comfort of your very own home on wheels as you explore one place to another. An ultimate classic song for your Valentine’s road trip adventure is ‘Just the Two of us’ by Bill Withers. Who knows, maybe some campervan dancing will be on the cards? (When the vehicle is parked, of course).
6. Discover the end of the world
Ireland is home to some of the most romantic road trips in the world. Venture across romantic beaches and learn of the ever-lasting love stories in Ireland. From our Dublin depot, visit Dublin’s Whitefriar Street Church where the remains of the patron saint of Love, St. Valentine are buried. Drive your camper towards Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, and take an adventure to where “the world ends.” This location is considered the westernmost point of Ireland, making it a unique stop on your Valentine’s adventure. After this trip, you can really say that you’ve travelled to the end of the world for your love.
7. Take the ultimate romantic selfie
Head to Glendalough in Wicklow and visit the “valley of the two lakes” for mesmerising beauty. Climb to the top of the upper lake, and catch beautiful sunrises. Hidden closeby is Lough Ouler, otherwise known as Love Heart Lake. Arrive early and park up your motorhome above Glenmacnass Waterfall, put on your hiking books and head for the ultimate romantic selfie. The walk is moderate to hard so be sure to do your research before deciding if its for you. Once you’ve completed your adventure, head back to your motorhome for a hot shower and a warm cup of tea.
8. Discover the English countryside
The English countryside is a perfect destination for a secluded and romantic Valentine’s day. Collect your camper from our London Heathrow depot, and take your loved one on a road trip across Cornwall discovering the wild moorland and sandy beaches. For old world charm, a road trip through the beautiful Cotswolds is dotted with pretty villages and cozy pubs. Here, you can spend your days walking hand in hand across the picturesque countryside.
If you are ready to take on new adventures, head to the Lake District and explore the idyllic landscapes perfect for Valentine’s retreat. At the Lake District, you will never be short of romantic activities. From hiring a rowing boat to stunning waterfall walks, the Lake District has it all to enjoy quality time spent with your loved one.
9. Explore Scotland’s wild isolated highlands
Scotland never fails to captivate visitors. With its isolated Highlands and wild scenery, the country is home to perfect for exploring off the beaten track destinations with your loved one. From our Edinburgh depot, you can head into the city and explore its history and beauty before setting off to the Highlands and islands.
Discover the breath-taking hills and mountain ranges in Scotland. The Isle of Skye is known as one of the most romantic places in Scotland and is a top destination for romance and adventure. The island is great for wildlife watching and has a range of attractions and activities to make the day unique.
10. Discover the myths and legends in Northern Ireland
Escape to Northern Ireland and road trip across the Giants Causeway Coastal route. The Causeway route is an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it the perfect road trip for Valentine’s day. Learn the mythical story of Fionn McCool and follow the legendary footsteps of a giant. For a fun day adventure, visit the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and walk over the small bridge that connects the coastal village of Ballintoy with the small fishing island of Carrick-a-Rede.
How do I book a campervan trip for Valentine’s Day?
With bookings starting to fill up for Valentine’s day, early booking is recommended to secure your preferred dates and vehicle type. Guests and book their campervan or motorhome from any of four depots across the UK & Ireland directly on our website.
Do you have a request to make this trip even more special? Just let our team know and we will be happy to accommodate.
Be sure to share your Valentine’s day photos/ videos and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.