THE perfect road trip involves three people, covers 190 miles and is accompanied by rock music.
And it should take place in a VW camper van, Range Rover or Ford Mustang, a study of 2,000 adults found.
A reliable sat nav is also near the top of requirements — even though one in three Britons admitted getting lost is the fun part of the ride.
But before it can be considered a ‘road trip’, a journey needs to last around three hours and 42 minutes.
Researchers also found that the music played on the journey is more important than the final destination.
‘The car and location is something everyone thinks about, but the smaller things, such as the music or the people you are with, can really make or break it,’ said Andrew Sim and Emily Gough, who write the award-winning travel blog Along Dusty Roads and shared some of their top tips for going on a road trip.
The study also named TV presenter James Corden as the celebrity Britons would most like to have in the passenger seat, followed by Tom Hanks and Stephen Fry.
It was commissioned by British Airways to mark its new route to Durban, South Africa’s ‘gateway’ to national parks and safaris. OnePoll researchers found 57 per cent of people like the idea of a ‘fly drive’ holiday and 35 per cent would happily drive in a foreign country, even if they hadn’t before.