20 Incredible Summer Photography Road Trip Ideas

Get ready to hit the road on a photography adventure this summer

Summer is almost here, and many photographers are itching to hit the road on a photography adventure after a year of having to stay close to home. We’ve compiled 20 destinations that offer interesting landscape, wildlife and atmospheric photography opportunities. These summer photography road trip locations are sure to provide stunning scenes, plenty of photographic inspiration and some much-needed rest and relaxation!

“Galactic Eruption” By Tom Elenbaas

“Galactic Eruption” By Tom Elenbaas

Waiting for the Milky Way to rise over Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona.

"The COVID pandemic and resulting travel restrictions put the kibosh on most of my planned adventures last summer, but my brother and I did sneak away to Sedona over the Memorial Day weekend to do some night photography. Social distancing is easy at 3 a.m. Here, the Milky Way appears to be erupting from Bell Rock."