10-Day Road Trip to England, Wales, and Scotland

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Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
9 nights included
Car rental
10 days included
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Description

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across England, Wales, and Scotland! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like London and Lancaster 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 3 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, Lancaster, and Preston, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

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

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Scotland. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Edinburgh. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Scotland invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 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 5 nights in England, 2 nights in Wales, and 2 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 and Lancaster 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, Wales, 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 Powys’s National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden and Edinburgh's iconic Edinburgh Castle. 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, Wales, and Scotland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in London and Lancaster 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, Wales, 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, Wales, 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
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

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 / 3 nights
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
Builth Wells
Lancaster
Preston - city in United KingdomPreston / 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
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
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
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Famous Conwy Castle in Wales, United Kingdom, series of Walesh castles.Conwy Castle
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Natural History Museum of London, United Kingdom.Museum of London
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, Wales, United KingdomNational Trust - Powis Castle and Garden
Photo of High falling water in waterfall and cascades at head of Pistyll Rhaeadr falls in Wales.Pistyll Rhaeadr
Photo of Smallest House in Great Britain, Wales.Smallest House in Great Britain
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
Dollar Park
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
Welshpool & Llanfair Railway Preservation Co Ltd

Travel details

Travel dates
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, Wales, 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 2 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 choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring.

One of the best hotel options in London is the 4-star hotel Savoro Restaurant with Rooms. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 435 guests.

The hotel The Stratford is a luxurious place to stay in the city of London. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,662 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated cheap hotel, we recommend staying at hub by Premier Inn London Spitalfields. This budget 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 288 guests.

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 sip of relaxation, head over to Scarfes Bar, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Scarfes Bar has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 883 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at The Connaught Bar, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. The Connaught Bar captures hearts with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 654 merry-makers.

Your multi-country road trip in England, Wales, 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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Experiences

Day 2 – London

Day 2

Day 2 – London

  • London
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Drive 14 km, 59 min

  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Borough Market
  • London Eye
  • British Museum
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On day 2, 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, Wales, and Scotland.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Tower of London. This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 2,741,126 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 86,613 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Tower of London is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Tower Bridge is another of the region's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 129,394 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing Borough Market. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 73,097 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated lastminute.com London Eye is one place you should visit while in London considering its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 148,722 travelers.

Explore the magnificent The British Museum and discover what makes this local museum and wonder one of the best attractions in London. This popular sightseeing destination receives over 5,906,716 visitors each year and enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 131,855 travelers.

While in London, take the chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind during your getaway in England. Check out all the tours London offers, and personalize your vacation package to your preferences for an amazing day in the region.

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, Wales, and Scotland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in London. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you satisfy your food cravings at Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. Known for serving delicious foods, this restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,454 customers.

Hawksmoor Air Street is another of the best eating spots in London. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,216 customers and is a great place to explore unique flavors.

Bill's Soho Restaurant is a place locals enjoy for its great food and service. Bill's Soho Restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,178 customers.

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.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in England, Wales, and Scotland! Enjoy your evening in London 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 3 – London and Powys

Day 3

Day 3 – London and Powys

  • London
  • Builth Wells
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Drive 311 km, 4 hours 19 min

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Hyde Park
  • Science Museum
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across England, Wales, 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 London in England and Powys in Wales. In the evening, you’ll end up in Powys, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated attraction in London — Buckingham Palace. About 148,150 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Madame Tussauds London is another top sight in London that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 62,036 visitors.

Hyde Park is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in London, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 114,540 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Science Museum. Because of its allure and charm, around 57,170 visitors have rated this attraction and museum an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. More than 2,989,000 people visit this attraction each year, and today is your opportunity to be one of the lucky travelers to explore it.

Powys’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of London behind. This drive usually takes around 3 hours and 37 minutes.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Powys 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 Wales. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

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

You can lounge on a comfortable bed in one of the cozy rooms of the popular Pwllgwilym Holiday Cottages and B&B. This 3-star bedandbreakfast has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 193 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star The Nags Head Inn. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 619 guests, The Nags Head Inn is the best luxury guesthouse option we recommend while in the region.

As the sun sets on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Powys's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Wales 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, Powys has them.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Powys.

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

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Day 4 – Powys

Day 4

Day 4 – Powys

  • Builth Wells
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Drive 238 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Railway Preservation Co Ltd
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
  • Pistyll Rhaeadr
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Wake up and see what day 4 of your great European road trip in England, Wales, and Scotland has in store for you! You will be staying in Powys for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Powys, including the outstanding National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,240 reviews, this fascinating attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the region.

Powys is also home to the captivating Welshpool & Llanfair Railway Preservation Co Ltd, one of the highlights of the region. About 465 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Powys. This extraordinary cafe and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,325 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,576 reviews.

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in Wales, 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 Powys's unique culture.

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

As the sun sets on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Powys's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Wales 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, Powys has them.

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 5 – Powys and Lancaster

Day 5

Day 5 – Powys and Lancaster

  • Lancaster
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Drive 398 km, 4 hours 58 min

  • Smallest House in Great Britain
  • Conwy Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Conwy in Wales and Lancaster in England. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Lancaster. Lancaster will be your home for 1 night.

Get comfortable in your rental car and blast some good music as you continue your road trip in Europe, and drive to your next destination, Lancaster, England. This car ride takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes.

While in Lancaster, take the chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind during your getaway in England. Check out all the tours Lancaster offers, and personalize your vacation package to your preferences for an amazing day in the region.

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

One of the premier hotel choices in Lancaster is the 4-star Crown Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,338 guests.

If you’re craving a lavish escape at a 4-star luxury hotel, we recommend booking a room at the Longlands Inn and Restaurant. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,184 guests.

If you want a more affordable place to spend the night, your best option is the 3-star Westleigh Hotel. This budget hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,153 guests.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Lancaster. 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.

At the top-rated restaurant The Fenwick, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 567 customers.

If you feel like having something else, The Quarterhouse is another great option. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 213 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Fenwick, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, The Fenwick has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 567 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at The Quarterhouse, a crowd-favorite. Around 213 customers have rated their experience at The Quarterhouse an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in England, Wales, and Scotland! Enjoy your evening in Lancaster 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 6 – Lancaster and Edinburgh

Day 6

Day 6 – Lancaster and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 373 km, 5 hours 15 min

  • Lake District National Park
  • Dollar Park
  • The Kelpies
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across England, Wales, and Scotland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Cumbria in England and Falkirk and Edinburgh in Scotland, 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 Edinburgh. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop in Scotland. Turn on the radio and notice the scenic views transition from England’s Lancaster to the enchanting landscapes of Edinburgh. Keep in mind that your travel time may take around 5 hours and 4 minutes without traffic disruptions.

As you arrive in Cumbria, 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.

In Cumbria, the extraordinary Lake District National Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 39,377 travelers' reviews.

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.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Edinburgh’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 Dakota Hotel, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Edinburgh. With a remarkable 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,967 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at 21212, a 5-star gem in Edinburgh. With an impressive 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 199 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Airdenair Guest House, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Edinburgh. With a commendable 4.1 out of 5 stars from 941 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Edinburgh. 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, Wales, and Scotland.

According to reviews, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh) is one of the absolute best places to eat in the region of Edinburgh. At this restaurant, you’ll enjoy a great atmosphere and a fantastic food and drinks menu. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh) is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try one of the locals’ favorites, check out The Edinburgh Larder. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,804 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 Kitchin a visit instead. This restaurant is a top recommendation often mentioned by both travelers as well as locals. The Kitchin has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,577 customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh), a top-notch spot in the region scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh) has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 2,814 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Panda & Sons, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Panda & Sons captures hearts with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,617 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Bramble Bar & Lounge, another local party gem in Edinburgh. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 743 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

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
  • Stirling
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Drive 147 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Stirling Castle
  • Wallace Monument
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Stirling. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Something that makes Edinburgh the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,341 visitors.

The famous Palace of Holyroodhouse is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Edinburgh's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 17,156 travelers have rated this incredible travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Edinburgh is also home to the extraordinary Holyrood Park, which boasts a 4.8 out of 5 star rating in 12,034 traveler reviews.

To make your fun escapade in Edinburgh, Scotland even more exciting, we recommend you check out all the tours and activities you can add to your itinerary. Joining tours is an incredible way to visit wonderful places and meet new friends.

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, Wales, and Scotland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Edinburgh’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.

Heron is the restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. Heron, with a 1-star Michelin rating, has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern meals.

At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with an affordable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature modern dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 1-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s modern menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to The Dome, a top-notch spot in the region scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, The Dome has charmed many with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 6,433 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Whiski Bar & Restaurant, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Whiski Bar & Restaurant captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 2,669 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, another local party gem in Edinburgh. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,238 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Celebrate day 7 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 8 – Edinburgh and Preston

Day 8

Day 8 – Edinburgh and Preston

  • Edinburgh
  • Preston
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Drive 302 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • The Royal Mile
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Edinburgh Castle
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On day 8 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in England, Wales, and Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Edinburgh in Scotland and Preston in England. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Preston, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Edinburgh is the fantastic Royal Mile. As an appreciated local gem in the area, Royal Mile has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 13,359 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary National Museum of Scotland. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 43,662 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, a standout museum and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,133 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Edinburgh Castle. This is a highly recommended attraction in the region boasting an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 88,569 visitor reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Edinburgh, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Set course for England! Under favorable conditions, your drive to Preston may take around 3 hours and 47 minutes.

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 Preston 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!

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

Travelers visiting Preston receive the warmest welcome at No.10 Preston. This 4-star apartment treats guests and visitors with care and respect at all times.

Winckley Square Hotel is also a great place to relax after a day of exploring. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 502 guests.

Alternatively, the best hotel in Preston that offers value-for-money accommodation options is The Claremont Hotel. Around 1,443 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

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.

Turtle Bay Preston is one of the most popular restaurants in Preston. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Turtle Bay Preston’s excellent menu. Approximately 1,728 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Bistrot Pierre. This Preston-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,124 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant that serves a menu of appetizing food and drinks is The Cafe Bar. This popular restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 786 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Turtle Bay Preston, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Preston. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,728 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular The Cafe Bar, consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Black Horse, one of the top-rated bars in Preston, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 774 satisfied 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 9 – Preston and London

Day 9

Day 9 – Preston and London

  • City of London
  • London
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Drive 399 km, 5 hours 8 min

  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Museum of London
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across England, Wales, and Scotland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Hertfordshire and London in England. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in London. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After soaking in Preston’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: London. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 5 hours and 8 minutes.

On your break from the road, you will have a blast exploring Hertfordshire’s lovely eateries, captivating attractions, and engaging tour options.

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.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

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 London, England.

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

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.

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.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic Hawksmoor Seven Dials. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,084 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at The Red Lion, Parliament Street. Considered one of the best restaurants in London, it has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,534 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in London, Cahoots London is one to check out. Cahoots London is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,678 customers.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at The Red Lion, Parliament Street. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,534 customers.

Put your worries away as you toast to a fantastic night at Cahoots London. This famous bar in London is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,678 customers.

If you want to check out another famous bar in the area, you’ll love The Ivy. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses. The Ivy has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,597 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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  • St James's Park
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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, Wales, and Scotland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

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, Wales, and Scotland.

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, Wales, and Scotland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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