10-Day Road Trip in England, and France from London to Lille, Paris, and Calais

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Set off on a grand 10-day Euro trip through England, and France. Visit multiple cities like Westminster, London, Lille, Versailles, and Paris, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 4 nights in England, and 5 nights in France.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of England, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Westminster and begin your adventure from there. Explore Westminster, London, Kensington, Leavesden, Eton, and Cheapside, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of France. Immerse yourself in the allure of Lille, Versailles, Paris, and Calais, where every street tells a story.

From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across England, and France will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in England, and France. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in England, and France.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Leavesden
Kensington
Calais - city in FranceCalais / 1 night
Eton
Photo of Lille, the Porte de Paris, view from the belfry of the city hall.Lille / 1 night
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
Versailles - city in FranceVersailles
London, England - Panoramic skyline view of Bank and Canary Wharf, central London's leading financial districts with famous skyscrapers at golden hour sunset with blue sky and clouds.London / 4 nights
Cheapside
Photo of Westminster palace (Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben, London, UK.Westminster

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Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of beautiful shot of London Eye and River Thames ,London, UK.London Eye
Photo of Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.Buckingham Palace
The British MuseumBritish Museum
Tower BridgeTower Bridge
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
Photo of beautiful landscape around Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.Hyde Park
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomTower of London
The Making of Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, Leavesden, UK: The main entrance signWarner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Photo of Borough Market, London, UK.Borough Market
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
Madame Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds London
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert Museum
Big Ben
Photo of aerial view of Windsor Castle that was built in the 11th Century and is the residence of the British Royal Family, UK.Windsor Castle
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Photo of Iconic London Tower Bridge on the Thames River, UK.London Bridge
Photo of Peaceful scenery with fountain in regent's park of London, UK.Regent's Park
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Lighthouse on the lake in hamlet Queen Marie Antoinette's estate near Versailles Palace.Marie-Antoinette's Estate
St George's Chapel
Windsor Great Park, Old Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, South East England, England, United KingdomWindsor Great Park
photo of Opéra royal de Versailles in France.Opéra royal de Versailles

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Day 1

Day 1 – Westminster, and London - arrival day

  • London - Arrival day
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  • St James's Park
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in England, and France begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of London in England. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in London for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to England to enjoy as much time as possible exploring London before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Find your way to your hotel in London. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in England. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of England's delectable cuisine at one of London's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Dine in style at The American Bar, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Cahoots London boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Bill's Soho Restaurant. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in London.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Bar Américain, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, The Connaught Bar offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in London. Bar Polski is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Your multi-country road trip in England, and France has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – London

  • London
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • British Museum
  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful London. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable British Museum. This outstanding national museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 5,906,716 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 151,665 travelers, a visit to the remarkable British Museum is worth pages in your travel diary.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of London boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of England.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Estiatorio Milos, an iconic dining spot in London. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of The Palomar, a popular restaurant in London. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Berners Tavern, a hidden gem nestled in London. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Artesian, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, American Bar offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Old Shades. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 3

Day 3 – London, Westminster, and Kensington

  • London
  • Westminster
  • Kensington
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Hyde Park
  • More

Greet day 3 of your multi-country road trip across England, and France with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to London for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Westminster in England.

When you arrive in Westminster, it's time to take a break from the road.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Buckingham Palace. This outstanding royal palace and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 168,513 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Buckingham Palace is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Royal Albert Hall is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This concert hall and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 39,115 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, Hyde Park. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 128,167 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

Set your GPS to Kensington and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 8 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kensington beckons with new experiences!

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Kensington, including the outstanding Victoria and Albert Museum. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 56,963 reviews and welcoming more than 3,932,738 visitors each year, this fascinating museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Kensington is also home to the captivating Science Museum, a local science museum considered one of the highlights of the city. About 66,659 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity. Each year, up to 2,989,000 people include this sightseeing spot in their travel itineraries.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across England, and France by rewarding yourself with a taste of London’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Don’t miss out on dining at Burger & Lobster Leicester Square, a top-rated dining destination in London. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Wiltons Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Rules. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in London this evening.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Scarfes Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Heliot Cocktail Bar offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. BFI IMAX is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Celebrate day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – London, and Lille

  • Lille
  • London
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Drive 291 km, 5 hours 5 min

  • Regent's Park
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of London in England. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Lille, your home for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in London today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Regent's Park. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 44,964 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Madame Tussauds London. This incredible attraction and wax museum holds an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to 73,606 visitors.

According to travelers in London, the extraordinary Big Ben is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and cultural icon is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 65,522 visitors.

Upon your arrival in London, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in London today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding London Eye. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 175,315 visitors.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Lille. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Lille boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Tir Na Nog, a top-rated dining spot in Lille. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurant Sébastopol, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Bloempot. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Lille.

Continue your lively evening at La Biche & Le Renard, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. La Pirogue is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Zythum Café Lille ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Take in the ambiance of Lille as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lille, Versailles, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Versailles
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Drive 268 km, 4 hours 28 min

  • Marie-Antoinette's Estate
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Opéra royal de Versailles
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across England, and France. Today's main destinations are Versailles in France, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Paris. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Versailles. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 54 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Versailles, including the outstanding Marie-Antoinette's Estate. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,865 reviews, this fascinating sightseeing destination and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the town.

Versailles is also home to the captivating Gardens of Versailles, a local french formal garden considered one of the highlights of the town. About 13,133 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Palace of Versailles is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Versailles. This extraordinary château and tourist hot spot hosts more than 4,741,758 visitors annually and boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 119,665 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Opéra royal de Versailles will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing opera house and attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 749 reviews.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Paris.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Paris. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in France in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Make sure to reserve a table at Mumi, an iconic dining spot in Paris. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Beaurepaire Ambassade du Béarn - Restaurant Paris Terrasse, a popular restaurant in Paris. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of L'Imprévu Café, a hidden gem nestled in Paris. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Keep the evening going at Café de Paris V, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Dirty Dick, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Little Red Door, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 40 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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On day 6, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 2 nights left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across England, and France.

In Paris, the extraordinary Champ de Mars awaits. This attraction is a valued urban park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris, which gets around 6,207,303 annual visits, is the spectacular Eiffel Tower. This attraction is a lattice tower that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Arc de Triomphe. This local triumphal arch and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 193,235 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers. With up to 2,743,823 people visiting this popular attraction every year, this iconic city feature is one place you don't want to miss.

Sacré-Cœur is another attraction you might want to add to your Paris exploration itinerary. This church building is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 118,527 reviews and annual visitor count of approximately 11,000,000 people.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — La Villette. More than a popular commune of france and attraction, La Villette offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Paris. La Villette boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 56,497 traveler reviews.

As the sun sets on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Paris's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of France to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Paris has them.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Le Marais Restaurant Paris, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Le Sens Unique offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Le Caveau de l'isle is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Paris.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Prescription Cocktail Club. Alternatively, go to Le Boucan, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Mamie Paris provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in England, and France! Enjoy your evening in Paris to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Louvre Museum
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Palais Garnier
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Wake up and see what day 7 of your great European road trip in England, and France has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Paris is the fantastic Louvre Museum, attracting around 2,825,000 visitors every year. As an appreciated art museum and local gem in the area, Louvre Museum has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 260,788 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Musée d'Orsay, which is an art museum that gets around 3,651,616 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 71,115 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Tuileries Garden, a standout garden and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,172 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding place de la Concorde. This square is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 54,229 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Palais Garnier, a popular opera house and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 34,053 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of France's delectable cuisine at one of Paris's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at The Harp Bar, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Le Bistro des Augustins offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Le Petit Châtelet. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Paris.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Sherry Butt after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to The Highlander, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Le Sully also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Take in the ambiance of Paris as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Paris, and Calais

  • Calais
  • Paris
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Drive 297 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin des plantes
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across England, and France, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Paris in France. In the evening, you’ll end up in Calais, where you will stay for 1 night.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Paris, including the outstanding Notre-Dame de Paris. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 45,788 reviews and welcoming more than 12,000,000 visitors each year, this fascinating catholic cathedral and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Paris is also home to the captivating Jardin du Luxembourg, a local urban park considered one of the highlights of the city. About 94,043 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Panthéon is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Paris. This extraordinary mausoleum and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Jardin des plantes will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing botanical garden and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 40,461 reviews.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Calais. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across England, and France by rewarding yourself with a taste of Calais’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Le Chill, a popular restaurant in Calais. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Calais at Memphis - Restaurant Diner, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is L'Atelier Gourmand. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Calais tonight.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Café du Minck after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Un Singe en Hiver, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Le purple café also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Celebrate day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Calais, Leavesden, Eton, Cheapside, and London

  • London
  • Leavesden
  • Eton
  • Cheapside
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Drive 321 km, 5 hours

  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • St George's Chapel
  • Windsor Castle
  • Windsor Great Park
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across England, and France. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Leavesden in England. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to London where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Calais, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Set course for England! Under favorable conditions, your drive to Leavesden may take around 3 hours 3 min. Upon your arrival in Leavesden, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Leavesden is the magnificent Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Around 84,358 visitors have rated this excellent exhibition room and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Leavesden, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Eton. This drive usually takes around 32 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Eton is the magnificent St George's Chapel, Windsor. Around 5,505 visitors have rated this excellent castle chapel and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Windsor Castle on this leg of your adventure in England. This attraction is a well-known historic house museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 54,973 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Eton and set your GPS to Cheapside. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 18 min. Upon reaching Cheapside, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Cheapside is the fantastic Windsor Great Park. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Windsor Great Park has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,367 reviews.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in London. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in London. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Don’t miss out on dining at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place, London, a top-rated dining destination in London. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Hawksmoor Seven Dials, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Simpson's in the Strand. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in London this evening.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, The Old Bank of England stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, The Ship & Shovell offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night.

As the night falls in London, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 10

Day 10 – London - departure day

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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of London before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across England, and France. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in England by visiting London’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in England.

One place travelers keep coming back to in London is the magnificent Trafalgar Square. Around 123,506 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Get a last taste of England’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in London and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across England, and France.

If you're eager to try something different, consider The Northall, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

The time has come to say farewell to London for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in England, and France with fond memories. Safe travels!

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