You may be prepared for Mercury to go into (or out of) retrograde or look forward to your own zodiac sign’s season, but here at Roadtrippers we happen to think “road trip” is the most important season of all. So whether you’re a Virgo who lives and dies by a plan, an attention-seeking Aries, or a free-wheeling Sagittarius, here are road trip season horoscopes, Extraordinary Places, trip guides, and playlists curated specifically for each zodiac sign.
As the first zodiac sign, it’s no wonder that you like to be number one, Aries. You also like a challenge to channel all of that fiery energy—but this road trip season, be careful not to dig in so stubbornly to your own itinerary and be open to other opinions and possibilities. You may be impatient to get to your destination and steal the spotlight—crafting a perfect selfie or ramming your way in front of a stunning vista—but you can still be a trailblazer while respectfully seeking out those hidden gems.
Try waiting until you get home to gloat, or better yet, seek out the glory that comes with sharing your hard-earned tips and tricks—and always keep in mind that the best roadtrippers share the road, dim their bright lights for oncoming traffic, and do their best to leave no trace.
Aries road trip
Ruled by the often-stubborn but determined bull, Taurus is a grounded earth sign ready to put in the work, but you’re also quick to anger. These competing influences might come into conflict on a lengthy road trip when you’re out of your comfort zone and routines are non-existent. This road trip season, search out destinations that will simultaneously ground you and indulge your love of the finer things: Stay at a rustic but posh national park lodge, or book a glamping weekend to get your fill of nature without having to sacrifice the amenities of a hotel.
Just make sure to recognize your triggers before they make you ready to charge—get ahead of the fight and make sure to build in moments of calm and comfort in between the bucket-list-worthy destinations.
Extraordinary Places for Taurus
Fallingwater | Forsyth Park | Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Taurus road trip
Clever and quick-witted Gemini is always up for a vacation to new and exciting destinations. The problem isn’t deciding where you want to go—you’re never short on ideas or desires—but narrowing down your overflowing itinerary to a more manageable, and realistic, trip. Ruled by Mercury, the messenger planet, Geminis will be thrilled by newsworthy destinations steeped in headline-grabbing history, mystery, or both: Take a nighttime ghost tour, explore a thought-provoking public art installation, or stretch your legs on the dance floor of a local dive bar.
This dual sign might seem split between competing impulses, but when the stars align, Geminis can be fiercely loyal friends and mischievous, down-for-anything road trip companions.
Gemini road trip
Sensitive Cancer is a naturally intuitive homebody. This road trip season, fight the impulse to nest, and lean into your dreams to plan a trip that will remind you that “home” can often be found in the most unlikely of places—and sometimes the best part of taking a trip is seeing the place you left in a brand new light. If you’re not ready to shed your shell, you can always take it with you: Rent an RV or try out car camping.
Passionate foodies will find plenty of inspiration out on the road; from local diners to Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s no reason for Cancers to cosign themselves to a road trip full of fast food and uninspired meals. In fact, plan a road trip around your love of food and drink: Explore wine regions, seek out well-reviewed classics, or try a local cuisine that might be slightly outside of your comfort zone.
Cancer road trip
One of the most passionate and generous zodiac signs, Leos are also proud and dramatic like their symbol, the lion. Fiercely protective of others, Leos are also natural entertainers who love the spotlight. This road trip season, seek out destinations that will let you be the star: Drop in on an open mic session in a new town, share your stories around a campfire, or hit up an interactive exhibit that puts you front and center.
Leos might not like to share the spotlight, but they can be engaging and energetic road trip companions, pushing their co-pilots to try new things and shining a light on overlooked destinations that could benefit from a bit of the light they inevitably leave behind.
Extraordinary Places for Leo
Red Rock Crossing | Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool | Bonneville Salt Flats
Leo road trip
No one likes to make a plan like you, Virgo. Go ahead and create your meticulous maps packed full of niche museums and lesser-known attractions—but this road trip season, try your best to also embrace the unexpected and have fun with failure. Road trips rarely go exactly as they’ve been planned, and even the most rigid of rule-followers will have more fun if they get better at knowing when to surrender the wheel and when to stick to the prescribed route.
Every seasoned roadtripper knows that it’s more about the journey anyway—and every closed attraction or unmet expectation can be molded into a great memory with a bit of wit and perspective (luckily two things you have in spades).
Virgo road trip
Falling in the middle of the zodiac, Libra loves to strike a balance. Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and romance, Libras love the finer things in life—even if they might feel ashamed to admit it. This conflict-averse sign is constantly in danger of understating their own feelings, so this road trip season, don’t be afraid to speak your mind and plan out an itinerary that makes you feel both appreciated and comfortable.
Don’t sacrifice your basic needs in pursuit of the finer things—if you need to hit the rest stop or stretch your legs, speak up—and most importantly, don’t let your desire for harmony hit the brakes on a potentially life changing detour.
Libra road trip
Scorpios are intense, mysterious, and secretive—and they just happen to possess a lot of the same qualities that drive people to hit the road in search of a variety of different things. It may be no surprise that the sign that rules life, death, and resurrection is drawn to the darker aspects of human nature—but that doesn’t mean Scorpios don’t know how to also have fun. There are plenty of destinations that explore and embrace both the dark and the light; thrill-seeking Scorpios should pack their itineraries with bridge jumps, hairpin turns, and spots with sordid histories.
But be sure to also pepper in moments of levity, plenty of scenic vistas, and let your loved ones know that you’ll back down off that canyon ledge—after the photo, of course.
Extraordinary Places for Scorpio
Death Valley National Park | Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park | Devil’s Crossroads
The ultimate free spirit, fiery Sagittarius loves a road trip but hates a plan. The zodiac’s traveler is forever restless, seeking out new experiences, people, and conversation wherever they are—it may be hard to pin them down but once you embrace their wild ways, you realize there is a method to their madness. Whether they are born to roam or homebodies by choice or circumstance, Sagittarians are never really comfortable in one place but that can be part of their ephemeral charm.
This road trip season, it may feel futile to plan a trip for a sign that is allergic to commitment, but you just have to get creative; this fire sign loves anything new and novel, so no matter where you’re going, just make sure you don’t stay too long and throw in a few surprises along the way.
Sagittarius road trip
Capricorns are not impulsive; slow and steady wins the race with the sign symbolized by the humble but determined mountain goat. Loyal and dependable, Capricorns may be accused of being too stoic or rigid, but when it comes to planning and taking road trips, they’re just the type of co-pilots that can ensure a trip goes smoothly. These serious, old souls will be thrilled by historic homes, manicured gardens, architectural gems, and other destinations that appeal to their sense of order and appreciation of hard work.
Capricorns might also benefit from the flexibility demanded of visiting natural attractions such as geothermal features, old-growth forests, and coral reefs, which may frustrate—but ultimately confirm—their innate understanding that the best things are both predictable and uncontrollable at the same time.
Extraordinary Places for Capricorn
World’s Largest Ball of Sisal Twine | The Breakers | Congaree National Park
Capricorn road trip
Rebellious and quirky Aquarius marches to the beat of their own drum—or a cacophony of surprising instruments that somehow make sense together under the stewardship of this casual-but-focused sign. Aquarians love company but also have a nomadic streak. This road trip season, plan an itinerary that not only gives you a break from your own community, but points you toward a new group of people receptive to your myriad gifts.
Aquarians appreciate the eccentricities and unique characters that populate small towns and roadside attractions, making them perfect solo roadtrippers or co-pilots for those who tend to keep to themselves.
Aquarius road trip
The last sign of the zodiac is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. This conflict isn’t always a bad thing—everything that swims (or drives) away from something is also swimming toward something else. Pisceans are known for being sensitive, intuitive, and naturally emotional so they don’t need high stakes to thrill or overwhelm them.
This road trip season, plan a trip that will fulfill both your emotional and physical needs; seek out natural spaces where you can live out your fantasies and recharge, or cultural institutions that house the art, poetry, and music of all the old souls who swam this—or that—way before you.