10-Day Road Trip to England and Scotland from London to Preston, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and York

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across England and Scotland! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like London, Preston, and Richmondshire sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

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. Explore charming locales such as London, Preston, and York, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Scotland, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Glasgow and Edinburgh, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

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.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 6 nights in England and 3 nights in Scotland. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as London, Preston, and Richmondshire and beyond.

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

In England for example, you can choose between luxury treatment at the 4-star The Stratford, immaculate service and atmosphere at a 4-star hotel like Savoro Restaurant with Rooms, or comfort on a budget at the stellar hub by Premier Inn London Spitalfields, a 3-star hotel.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around England and Scotland in the booking widget to the right of your screen or by scrolling down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in England, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of London. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in London, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including The British Museum and the fascinating Tower Bridge. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Glasgow’s George Square. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across England and Scotland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in London, Preston, and Richmondshire and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse 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 Scotland. 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.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

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 in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in England and Scotland.

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

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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

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
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 1 night
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 2 nights
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of Westminster palace (Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben tower, London, UK.City of London
Photo of Westminster palace (Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben, London, UK.Westminster
Preston - city in United KingdomPreston / 1 night
York / 1 night

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Attractions

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 beautiful landscape around Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.Hyde Park
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
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
Madame Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds London
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
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
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
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 Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, UK.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Lake District National Park, Lakes, South Lakeland, Cumbria, North West England, England, United KingdomLake District National Park
Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, England. United Kingdom, Europe.St Paul's Cathedral
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
Tebay Services (Southbound)
Natural History Museum of London, United Kingdom.Museum of London
Street view of Royal Miles.Royal Mile
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
Photo of Aira Force waterfall on Aira Beck stream, located in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK.Aira Force
Photo of beautiful Fall at Richmond Falls, on river Swale in Yorkshire, England.Richmond Falls
National Trust - Aira Force and Ullswater, Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, North West England, England, United KingdomNational Trust - Aira Force and Ullswater
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile

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Jan 1 - Jan 10

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Day 1 – London - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – London - arrival day

  • London - Arrival day
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  • Trafalgar Square
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in England and Scotland 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.

You’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in London. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

Enjoy a luxurious stay at the magnificent The Stratford, situated in central London. This splendid 4-star hotel boasts an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,662 guests.

The amazing Savoro Restaurant with Rooms garners an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 435 satisfied guests.

Budget-conscious travelers can also find an ideal stay at the charming hub by Premier Inn London Spitalfields. This top-rated affordable 3-star hotel in London has received an admirable rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 288 guests.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central London. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Scarfes Bar, a must-visit hotspot in the city of London. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 883 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular The Connaught Bar, consistently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Your multi-country road trip in England and Scotland 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 – London

Day 2

Day 2 – London

  • London
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Drive 14 km, 58 min

  • London Eye
  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in England and Scotland has in store for you! You will be staying in London for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable lastminute.com London Eye. This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 148,722 travelers, a visit to the remarkable lastminute.com London Eye is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Borough Market is another of the region's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 73,097 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing London Bridge. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 42,254 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Tower of London is one place you should visit while in London considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 86,613 travelers. Tower of London receives around 2,741,126 visitors in a single year, and today is the perfect opportunity to see it up close.

Explore the magnificent Tower Bridge and discover what makes this local wonder one of the best attractions in London. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 129,394 travelers.

Get a more in-depth understanding of London by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the region’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in London.

As the sun sets on day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through London's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of England 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, London has them.

Burger & Lobster Leicester Square, one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in London. This popular restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,454 customers.

The remarkable Hawksmoor Air Street is another top restaurant in the city you could eat at tonight. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,216 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in London is the famous Bill's Soho Restaurant. This beloved restaurant is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,178 customers and promises a culinary experience you won’t forget anytime soon.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. This famous bar in London has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,454 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Hawksmoor Air Street. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Hawksmoor Air Street has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,216 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Hawksmoor Seven Dials. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,084 customers.

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 3 – London

Day 3

Day 3 – London

  • London
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Drive 17 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • British Museum
  • Regent's Park
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Hyde Park
  • Science Museum
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On day 3, you will wake up in London with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in London before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across England and Scotland.

Something that makes London the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding museum, The British Museum. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 131,855 visitors and gets around 5,906,716 visits every year.

The famous The Regent's Park is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of London's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 39,840 travelers have rated this incredible park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

London is also home to the extraordinary Madame Tussauds London, which boasts a 4.4 out of 5 star rating in 62,036 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Hyde Park. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 114,540 reviews, a visit to this wonderful park and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this London exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Science Museum up close. This fascinating museum and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 57,170 travelers is proof. Around 2,989,000 people travel to London each year just to see this famous attraction with their own eyes, so make sure to make time for this absolute gem.

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in England, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience London's unique culture.

This fantastic excursion will show you around famous sights in London.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in London. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in England 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.

For a culinary experience you won’t forget anytime soon, book a table at the fantastic Hawksmoor Seven Dials. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,084 customers and guarantees you a wonderful dining experience to end your night with.

If you’re curious about what restaurants the locals in London enjoy, have a look at the menu at The Red Lion, Parliament Street. The Red Lion, Parliament Street, a favorite among avid restaurant-goers, is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,534 customers.

If you’re in the mood for something else, check out the popular Cahoots London. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,678 reviews, telling you there are not many guests who leave Cahoots London disappointed.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The Red Lion, Parliament Street, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. The Red Lion, Parliament Street boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 3,534 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Cahoots London, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Cahoots London has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,678 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, The Ivy. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 2,678 customers.

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 – London and Preston

Day 4

Day 4 – London and Preston

  • London
  • Westminster
  • Preston
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Drive 386 km, 4 hours 51 min

  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Windsor Castle
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across England and Scotland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to London, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and Preston in England, 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 Preston. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Buckingham Palace is a travelers’ favorite in London, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 148,150 visitors.

In London, don’t miss Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a great park and place to see in the region. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 39,723 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of London, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Preston may take around 4 hours and 12 minutes.

As you arrive in London, it’s yet again time for a break from the road for some sightseeing and exploring. In this one-of-a-kind region in England, you’ll find some of the area’s most outstanding sights.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in London today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding St James's Park. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 54,560 visitors.

We recommend checking out all the tours and activities you can add to your package. Embarking on a tour is an excellent way of learning something new in Preston, England.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Preston. 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.

To feel pampered during your visit, you can stay at an apartment like No.10 Preston. This 4-star luxury apartment has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 601 previous guests.

A popular 5-star hotel promising a comfortable stay at an excellent location is Winckley Square Hotel. This hotel has been praised by 502 previous guests in reviews, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

For the budget-conscious traveler, a fantastic hotel with cheap deals is the 3-star The Claremont Hotel. This popular hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,443 guests.

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 Preston. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Locals enjoy dining at Turtle Bay Preston, one of the most popular restaurants in Preston. This restaurant serves good quality food and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,728 customers.

Alternatively, if you have an appetite for something different, eat at Bistrot Pierre. Around 1,124 customers have given this fantastic restaurant an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The Cafe Bar is another of the best restaurant options in Preston, offering a menu of delicious meals. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 786 customers, you’ll enjoy dining at this restaurant’s cozy atmosphere.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in Preston, Turtle Bay Preston. This famous place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,728 customers.

Another trendy bar is The Cafe Bar. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 786 customers.

Locals also recommend Black Horse. This bar’s welcoming atmosphere has earned it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the reviews of 774 delighted customers.

As the night falls in Preston, 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 5 – Preston and Glasgow

Day 5

Day 5 – Preston and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
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Drive 395 km, 5 hours 19 min

  • Lake District National Park
  • Aira Force
  • National Trust - Aira Force and Ullswater
  • Tebay Services (Southbound)
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across England and Scotland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Cumbria in England and Glasgow in Scotland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Glasgow. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’ve had your share of Preston, prepare for your next destination. Enjoy the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Glasgow, Scotland. Your travel time is around 3 hours and 44 minutes.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Glasgow has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

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

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre George Square is also a great place to relax after a day of exploring.

Alternatively, the best hotel in Glasgow that offers value-for-money accommodation options is Glasgow City Centre South Hotel. Around 186 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Glasgow. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland.

According to reviews, Paesano Pizza is one of the absolute best places to eat in the region of Glasgow. At this restaurant, you’ll enjoy a great atmosphere and a fantastic food and drinks menu. Paesano Pizza is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,948 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try one of the locals’ favorites, check out The Anchor Line. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers and guarantees you a nice dining experience to end your day.

When your taste buds call for something different, you may want to pay The Citizen Glasgow a visit instead. This restaurant is a top recommendation often mentioned by both travelers as well as locals. The Citizen Glasgow has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Glasgow. At The Anchor Line, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at The Citizen Glasgow, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,260 reviews.

The Piper Whisky Bar is also one of the best places in Glasgow where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,323 customers.

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

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Day 6 – Glasgow and Edinburgh

Day 6

Day 6 – Glasgow and Edinburgh

  • Glasgow
  • Stirling
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 124 km, 2 hours 9 min

  • George Square
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Stirling Castle
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On day 6 of your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland, 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 Glasgow, Stirling, and Edinburgh in Scotland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Edinburgh, where you will stay for 2 nights.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Glasgow, including the outstanding George Square. Having an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 19,433 reviews, this fascinating attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the region.

Glasgow is also home to the captivating Kelvingrove Park, a local park considered one of the highlights of the region. About 13,177 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Glasgow. This extraordinary art gallery and tourist hot spot hosts more than 1,037,594 visitors annually and boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,870 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Riverside Museum will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing museum and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,424 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Glasgow, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Edinburgh. Witness the landscapes transform. This drive usually takes around 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Glasgow is where memories are made! Take time to explore the region’s most popular attractions and learn something new today.

Something that makes Glasgow the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding George Square. This local gem has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,433 visitors.

The famous Kelvingrove Park is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Glasgow's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 13,177 travelers have rated this incredible park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Glasgow is also home to the extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 18,870 traveler reviews. This stunning art gallery and local feature draws more than 1,037,594 visitors on an annual basis, captivating the hearts of travelers with its unique charm.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Riverside Museum. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 16,424 reviews, a visit to this wonderful museum and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

Your destination has so much to offer to all kinds of travelers. Discover more about this place and add more excitement to your vacation in Edinburgh in Scotland by embarking on popular tours and excursions. Joining tours will give you a deeper understanding of Edinburgh’s history and culture while meeting other adventurers like you.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Edinburgh of your choice.

You can lounge on a comfortable bed in one of the cozy rooms of the popular Dakota Hotel. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,967 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star 21212. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 199 guests, 21212 is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the region.

The 3-star Airdenair Guest House offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Airdenair Guest House is a top-rated budget hotel in Edinburgh with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 941 guests.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Edinburgh’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the region’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in England and Scotland.

Featuring delightful food options and modern offering, Heron has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Condita. Featuring exquisite modern cuisine, Condita , a well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant, stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at The Kitchin. Countless patrons that sing its praises and its 1 Michelin star rating add to this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s prestige.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh), claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,814 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Panda & Sons, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

Bramble Bar & Lounge is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

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 7 – Edinburgh

Day 7

Day 7 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 11 km, 50 min

  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Dean Village
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Edinburgh. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a travelers’ favorite in Edinburgh, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,133 visitors.

In Edinburgh, don’t miss National Museum of Scotland, a great museum and place to see in the region. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 43,662 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Edinburgh off your list when you visit the wonderful Edinburgh Castle. This popular sight is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 88,569 travelers.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Dean Village. This place of interest has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,065 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, the fantastic Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh awaits. This park is a tourist hot spot, garnering an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,341 visitors.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Edinburgh has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in England and Scotland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Edinburgh. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Featuring delightful food options and modern offering, Heron has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Condita. Featuring exquisite modern cuisine, Condita , a well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant, stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at The Kitchin. Countless patrons that sing its praises and its 1 Michelin star rating add to this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s prestige.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Edinburgh. At The Dome, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Whiski Bar & Restaurant, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,669 reviews.

Chaophraya Thai Restaurant is also one of the best places in Edinburgh where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,238 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 8 – Edinburgh and York

Day 8

Day 8 – Edinburgh and York

  • Edinburgh
  • York
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Drive 347 km, 4 hours 36 min

  • Royal Mile
  • The Royal Mile
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Richmond Falls
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On day 8 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in England and Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Edinburgh in Scotland and North Yorkshire and York in England. When you’re not exploring the region and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in York, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

In Edinburgh, the extraordinary Royal Mile awaits. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,359 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Edinburgh is the spectacular Royal Mile. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,359 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Palace of Holyroodhouse. This local wonder has an overall review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,156 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

After soaking in Edinburgh’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: York, England. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 4 hours and 28 minutes.

When you reach Edinburgh, that’s your cue to take a breather from the road and indulge in some sightseeing and adventure. Check out some of the top attractions in the region.

A tour of Edinburgh is not complete without a visit to the famous Royal Mile. This incredible attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,359 travelers.

Make the most of your Edinburgh travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Royal Mile. This destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,359 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Palace of Holyroodhouse for an experience worth remembering. This standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,156 visitors.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station.

Get a more in-depth understanding of York by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the region’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in York.

It’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in York. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

One of the best hotel options in York is the 3-star hotel Elmbank Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,788 guests.

The hotel Jorvik Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the region of York. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,405 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated cheap hotel, we recommend staying at Diamonds Guest House. This budget 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 456 guests.

As the sun sets on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through York's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of England to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the region’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, York has them.

Locals love eating at House Of The Trembling Madness, so you might want to check out their menu. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,476 customers.

Rustique is another great restaurant you can try in York. This popular restaurant in the region is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,000 customers.

This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,740 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit House Of The Trembling Madness, one of the top bars in the region. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, House Of The Trembling Madness has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,476 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Valhalla, a crowd-favorite. Around 1,740 customers have rated their experience at Valhalla an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Little Italy belongs to the list of the best bars in York, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,037 bar-goers.

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

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Day 9 – York and London

Day 9

Day 9 – York and London

  • City of London
  • London
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Drive 350 km, 4 hours 41 min

  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Museum of London
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Hertfordshire and London in England. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in London. London will be your home for 1 night.

London’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of York behind. This drive usually takes around 4 hours and 41 minutes.

Prepare for a great time when you reach Hertfordshire. While in Hertfordshire, you’ll soak in England’s rich culture while exploring its wonderful attractions.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Hertfordshire, including the outstanding Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Having an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 79,070 reviews, this fascinating attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the region.

Witness the landscapes transform.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on your trip in England. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your London itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful region.

Add this highly recommended tour to your package now and make this refreshing day in England extra special!

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, London’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the Savoro Restaurant with Rooms, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of London. With a remarkable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 435 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at The Stratford, a 4-star gem in London. With an impressive 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 1,662 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend hub by Premier Inn London Spitalfields, a fantastic 3-star hotel in London. With a commendable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 288 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

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.

The Ivy, a well-loved restaurant in the city of London, offers great food and ambiance. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,597 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Old Bank of England, a must-visit hotspot in the city of London. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 2,562 delighted customers.

Celebrate day 9 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 10 – London - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – London - departure day

  • London - Departure day
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  • Big Ben
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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 Scotland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in London is the fantastic Big Ben. As an appreciated local gem in the area, Big Ben has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 49,306 reviews.

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 Scotland.

You can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks at Rules. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,824 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Berners Tavern is another great option. This fantastic restaurant serves delectable and comforting food, deserving of its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,817 customer reviews.

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 Scotland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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