Planning Your Road Trip

Road Trip Planner


Any successful road trip requires planning. Whether you want to explore the road less traveled, or you're just looking for a way to get home, Enterprise can help. From visiting small New England towns along the East Coast to safely planning a road trip during COVID-19, we have you covered. Browse our in-depth travel information for great ideas and can't-miss attractions, plus smart travel tips that will have you feeling like a local in no time.

Road Trip Resources

Best Road Trip Cars

No matter where your travels take you, Enterprise can help find the right car for your family vacation

What to Consider When Renting a Car

Here's a list of things to keep in mind before you reserve a car and hit the road.

Road Trip Essentials Checklist

We've compiled a list of road trip essentials to make it a smooth and memorable journey.

Why Rent a Car

With so many styles and options available, you’re sure to find the perfect rental car for your travels.

Winter Road Trip Guide

Read on to find must-pack items and important travel tips so you can hit the road safely this winter season.

Vacation Checklists


Packing crisis, be gone! Our packing lists will help you pack for any number of road trips or vacations without leaving behind the essentials. 

Beach Checklist

Sand? Surf? Sunscreen? Check, check and check,

Camping Checklist

Don't be the one who forgets the bug spray (or the s'mores.)

National Park Winter Checklist

Stay warm while you're checking out the coolest views. 

Planning Your Travel


What kind of trip will you take? Are you headed out with your family to an overdue reunion, or will you be heading out alone on the road less traveled? Or maybe you're not sure what travel is right for you. We can help. Some popular road trip ideas include:

Solo Travel
Family Travel
Weekend Getaways
Cross-Country Travel
Holiday Travel
Winter Hideouts
Romantic Getaways

Once you’ve narrowed down who your best travel buddy is, it’s important to think about time spent on the road. Figuring out how long you'll be gone is a critical piece of the puzzle. Are you planning on a weekend getaway, week-long vacation or are you thinking more of a day trip close to home? And how will you get there? No matter if you're on the road for 3, 5, 7 days or more, we can help you find the perfect ride for your road trip.

Long Term Car Rental

For customers interested in renting a car, van, or truck for several weeks, a month, or more, we proudly offer long-term rentals at great rates.

One-Way Car Rental

Choose from a great selection of vehicles, including economy, full-size sedans, SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks.

Free Single Upgrade

Stretch your legs – and your travel budget – with a free rental upgrade at participating Enterprise locations.

Road Trip Rental FAQs

Unlimited mileage is available for most car classes in the U.S. and Canada. Larger or Specialty vehicles (such as large passenger vans, large cargo vans, large SUVs or Exotic cars) come with limited mileage and an incremental cost of $0.10 - $0.25 for every additional mile/kilometer over the allowed limit. Click here for more information on unlimited mileage and rental restrictions. 

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At participating Enterprise rental locations, a vehicle can be rented in one location and returned to another; however, please be advised that:

  • Some one-way rentals are assessed a one-time drop charge or mileage charge in addition to the rental rate.
  • The drop charge fee varies by rental location, return location, and time of year. If there is a drop charge fee, it will be disclosed when you book via the web site and is payable at the time of pick up.
  • The rate to go one way may also be higher than if returning to the same location.
  • Please book your one-way rentals in advance.
  • Rentals that are returned within the same city could be subject to a drop charge, mileage charge, or higher rate.

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Most Enterprise Airport Locations offer the following equipment at an additional per day charge:

  • Child Seats
  • GPS/Navigational Systems
  • Ski Racks

Enterprise does not offer snow chains as additional equipment nor can snow chains be placed on rental vehicles. Our vehicles are equipped with all-season tires.

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Pets are allowed in rental vehicles. Customers need to keep pets crated and return their rental car in clean condition and free of pet hair to avoid cleaning/detailing fees. Service animals used by customers with disabilities are allowed in the vehicle without a carrier.

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