8 Incredible Tree Tunnels Worth Planning a Trip Around

From the dangling branches of a great Wisteria to dark, twisted trunks made famous by Game of Thrones, these eight tree tunnels are worth planning a trip around.

Incredible Tree Tunnels Around the World

Celebrate spring with a visit to one of these Insta-worthy tree tunnels around the world.

Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah, Georgia

Located 20 minutes from downtown Savannah is this breathtaking tree tunnel of live oaks and draping Spanish moss leading to a colonial estate. Take a guided tour or explore the museum, nature trails, gravesites, and Tabby Ruins. Tours are offered daily at Wormsloe Historic Site.

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The Jacaranda City, Pretoria, South Africa

Just north of Johannesburg, the South African capital of Pretoria is famous for its thousands of Jacaranda trees throughout the city. October is the best time to see these trees in full bloom. Visitors should note that Bosman and Cilliers Streets are the best for tree tunnels, as well as the neighborhoods of Arcadia, Sunnyside, and Brooklyn.

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

You might recognize these beech trees from Game of Thrones as the Kings Road in season two. The twisted trunks are a popular tourist attraction, with sunrise and sunset being the two best times to go. If you visit, you can park at the Hedges Hotel, about a two-minute walk away.

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Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine

Located along an industrial railway between Kleban and Orzhiv is the famous green archway known as the Tunnel of Love. The best time to visit for peak greenness is in the spring and summer, but fall foliage also lends itself nicely to the naturally formed train tunnel.

Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan

Sakura, or cherry blossom season, brings tree tunnels all over Japan, but the one over the Meguro Canal is particularly gorgeous. Visit at sunset when the river illuminates the pink and white blossoms, making for an even more stunning photo. Along the riverbank, you’ll also find shops and stalls.

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The Broad Walk in Regent’s Park, London, U.K.

This tree-lined path in Regent’s Park is picturesque at any time of year but is particularly beautiful in the fall when the foliage sets in. In spring, the trees are a deep green. 

Cypress Tree Tunnel, Point Reyes, California 

The Monterey cypress tree tunnel at Point Reyes National Seashore dates back to the 1930s. Visit at sunset and you can catch the sun’s rays turning the tree trunks red. You’ll find this iconic tree tunnel on the Point Reyes Peninsula, north of San Francisco.

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Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi, Japan

At Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, a giant wisteria tree showers visitors with its purple flowers each April and May. The park is also home to incredible blooms year-round, like tulips, tropical water lilies, and hydrangeas.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

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