14-Day Road Trip to England and Scotland from London to Birmingham, Preston, Edinburgh, and Glasgow

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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Embark on an unforgettable 14-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, Birmingham, and Preston sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 14-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, Birmingham, Preston, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Sheffield, 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 Edinburgh and Glasgow, 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 9 nights in England and 4 nights in Scotland. During these 14 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as London, Birmingham, and Preston 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, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

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 14-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 Edinburgh’s 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 and Scotland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in London, Birmingham, and Preston 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 14-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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 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 / 5 nights
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 1 night
Photo of old Turn Junction, or Deep Cutting Junction where the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal meets the Birmingham Canal Navigation's Main Line Canal, Birmingham, England.Birmingham / 1 night
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 3 nights
York
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Wolverhampton - city in United KingdomWolverhampton
Preston - city in United KingdomPreston / 1 night
Newcastle upon Tyne - city in United KingdomNewcastle upon Tyne / 1 night
Sheffield - city in United KingdomSheffield / 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
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert 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
The National Gallery, Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomNational Gallery
Photo of Peaceful scenery with fountain in regent's park of London, UK.Regent's Park
Lake District National Park, Lakes, South Lakeland, Cumbria, North West England, England, United KingdomLake District National Park
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Peak District National ParkPeak District National Park
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Historic steam locomotives and coaches in the National Railway Museum, York.National Railway Museum
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Chatsworth House in the Peak District, England.Chatsworth House
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The West Front of York Minster.York Minster
Photo of Warwick castle from outside. It is a medieval castle built in 11th century and a major touristic attraction in UK nowadays.Warwick Castle
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
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
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One, Edinburgh.National Galleries of Scotland: National
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Photo of the main village street at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom.Black Country Living Museum
Photo of the Italian gardens at Trentham in Staffordshire, UK.Trentham Gardens
St. Giles' Cathedral aka High Kirk Church and Walter Scott Statue on High Street on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.St Giles' Cathedral
Photo of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery seen from public square, Birmingham, England.Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
York Shambles, York, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, United KingdomYork Shambles
Photo of Aira Force waterfall on Aira Beck stream, located in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK.Aira Force
Photo of beautiful colourful flower beds and green grass of St Nicholas Park, on a warm spring day, Warwick, United Kingdom.St Nicholas' Park
West Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands Combined Authority, West Midlands, England, United KingdomWest Park
The Long Walk, Windsor and Maidenhead, South East England, England, United KingdomThe Long Walk
Photo of the entrance of Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil's Arse, in Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK.Beautiful panoramic view of Chalupska Slat ,Borova Lada, National park Sumava, Czech Republic
Callendar House, R-1920842, R-58446, R-62149Callendar House
National Trust - Aira Force and Ullswater, Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, North West England, England, United KingdomNational Trust - Aira Force and Ullswater
National Trust - Tarn Hows, Coniston, South Lakeland, Cumbria, North West England, England, United KingdomNational Trust - Tarn Hows
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile

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Jan 1 - Jan 14

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Day 1 – London - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – 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 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 4 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.

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.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in London, Scarfes Bar. This famous place has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 883 customers.

Another trendy bar is The Connaught Bar. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 654 customers.

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 12 km, 43 min

  • Hyde Park
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Science Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Buckingham Palace
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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 3 nights left in London before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across England and Scotland.

In London, the extraordinary Hyde Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 114,540 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in London is the spectacular Royal Albert Hall. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 31,525 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Science Museum. This local museum and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 57,170 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers. With up to 2,989,000 people visiting this popular attraction every year, this iconic region feature is one place you don't want to miss.

Buckingham Palace is another attraction you might want to add to your London exploration itinerary. This is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 148,150 reviews.

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 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, a local-favorite in London, offers great food and ambiance. This well-loved restaurant in the city has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,454 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant worth trying in London is the popular Hawksmoor Air Street. An excellent dining option in the city, Hawksmoor Air Street enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,216 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the exciting selection of food and drinks at Bill's Soho Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,178 customers.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in London, Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. This famous place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,454 customers.

Another trendy bar is Hawksmoor Air Street. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 3,216 customers.

Locals also recommend Hawksmoor Seven Dials. This bar’s welcoming atmosphere has earned it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the reviews of 3,084 delighted 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 3 – London

Day 3

Day 3 – London

  • London
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Drive 9 km, 44 min

  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery
  • British Museum
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Regent's Park
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Wake up and see what day 3 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.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated attraction in London — Trafalgar Square. About 108,072 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular The British Museum is another top sight in London that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved museum in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 131,855 visitors.

Madame Tussauds London is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in London, earning an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 62,036 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent The Regent's Park. Because of its allure and charm, around 39,840 visitors have rated this attraction and park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in England by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of London, immersing in local customs and meeting new friends.

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.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Red Lion, Parliament Street, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,534 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Cahoots London, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,678 customers.

The Ivy is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,597 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in England 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 4 – London

Day 4

Day 4 – 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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Day 4 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 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A tour of London is not complete without a visit to the famous lastminute.com London Eye. This incredible attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 148,722 travelers.

Make the most of your London travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Borough Market. This destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 73,097 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible London Bridge for an experience worth remembering. This standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 42,254 visitors.

Another stop we recommend you add to your London sightseeing list is the remarkable Tower of London. Sought after by many travelers from around the world, Tower of London has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 86,613 visitors. More than 2,741,126 people visit this impressive attraction annually.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Tower Bridge.

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.

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 Scotland 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.

If you’re curious about the best restaurant in London, make sure to check out The Ivy. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,597 customers.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at The Old Bank of England. This famous bar in London has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,562 customers.

This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance.

Take in the ambiance of London 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 – London and Birmingham

Day 5

Day 5 – London and Birmingham

  • Birmingham
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Drive 216 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Windsor Castle
  • The Long Walk
  • St Nicholas' Park
  • Warwick Castle
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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 3 vibrant destinations - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Warwickshire, and Birmingham 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 Birmingham. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Birmingham’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 9 minutes.

As you arrive in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, 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.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable St George's Chapel. This outstanding church and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 5,308 travelers, a visit to the remarkable St George's Chapel is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Windsor Castle 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 46,682 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, The Long Walk. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,752 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in England by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Birmingham, immersing in local customs and meeting new friends.

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

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 Birmingham'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.

At the top-rated restaurant Adam's Restaurant, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 798 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Purnells is another great place to eat. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 622 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Birmingham. At The Canal House Bar & Restaurant, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,244 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Bacchus Bar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,586 reviews.

The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Birmingham is also one of the best places in Birmingham where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,002 customers.

As the night falls in Birmingham, 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 6 – Birmingham and Preston

Day 6

Day 6 – Birmingham and Preston

  • Birmingham
  • Wolverhampton
  • Preston
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Drive 186 km, 3 hours

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • Black Country Living Museum
  • West Park
  • Trentham Gardens
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On day 6 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in England and Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, West Midlands Combined Authority, Staffordshire, 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.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Birmingham and set your GPS to Preston. 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 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Upon your arrival in West Midlands Combined Authority you’ll be greeted with an exciting opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of this region and discover some of its most popular sights.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in West Midlands Combined Authority today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,189 visitors and attracts around 856,000 curious travelers annually.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Black Country Living Museum. This incredible attraction and museum holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 9,720 visitors.

According to travelers in West Midlands Combined Authority, the extraordinary West Park is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,821 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

Elevate your experience in Preston by engaging in exhilarating activities and joining tours that uncover the hidden wonders of this beautiful region.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to include a unique blend of top-rated experiences to your travel diary. Browse all of your options below and reserve your slot before it's too late.

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

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 Preston. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Turtle Bay Preston, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Turtle Bay Preston has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,728 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at The Cafe Bar, a crowd-favorite. Around 786 customers have rated their experience at The Cafe Bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Black Horse belongs to the list of the best bars in Preston, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 774 bar-goers.

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

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Day 7 – Preston and Edinburgh

Day 7

Day 7 – Preston and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 361 km, 5 hours 38 min

  • National Trust - Tarn Hows
  • Lake District National Park
  • Aira Force
  • National Trust - Aira Force and Ullswater
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across England and Scotland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Cumbria in England 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 3 nights.

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 Edinburgh, Scotland. Your travel time is around 4 hours and 9 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 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.

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

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.

For a culinary experience you won’t forget anytime soon, book a table at the fantastic Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh). This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers and guarantees you a wonderful dining experience to end your night with.

If you’re curious about what restaurants the locals in Edinburgh enjoy, have a look at the menu at The Edinburgh Larder. The Edinburgh Larder, a favorite among avid restaurant-goers, is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,804 customers.

If you’re in the mood for something else, check out the popular The Kitchin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,577 reviews, telling you there are not many guests who leave The Kitchin disappointed.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh), a must-visit hotspot in the region of Edinburgh. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 2,814 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Panda & Sons, consistently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Bramble Bar & Lounge, one of the top-rated bars in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 satisfied customers.

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

Day 8

Day 8 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 12 km, 48 min

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Galleries of Scotland: National
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
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On day 8, you will wake up in Edinburgh with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 2 nights left in Edinburgh before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across England and Scotland.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Edinburgh today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,341 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular National Galleries of Scotland: National. This incredible attraction and art gallery holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 12,493 visitors. Up to 660,741 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Edinburgh, the extraordinary Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,133 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible Edinburgh Castle. Up to 88,569 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular Palace of Holyroodhouse. This attraction is rated an average 4.6 out of 5 stars among 17,156 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.

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

One of the best restaurants in the region of Edinburgh is Bramble Bar & Lounge. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers.

The Dome is another of the best restaurant options you can find in the region of Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Dishoom Edinburgh, one of the most popular restaurants in the region of Edinburgh, is a place locals enjoy. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, The Dome. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Whiski Bar & Restaurant. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,669 customers.

Chaophraya Thai Restaurant cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 2,238 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating.

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 – Edinburgh

Day 9

Day 9 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 3 km, 17 min

  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • The Royal Mile
  • Royal Mile
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Wake up and see what day 9 of your great European road trip in England and Scotland has in store for you! You will be staying in Edinburgh for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable The Real Mary King's Close. This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 9,827 travelers, a visit to the remarkable The Real Mary King's Close is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating St Giles' Cathedral is another of the region's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This church and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,936 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing museum, National Museum of Scotland. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 43,662 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Royal Mile is one place you should visit while in Edinburgh considering its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,359 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Royal Mile and discover what makes this local wonder one of the best attractions in Edinburgh. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 13,359 travelers.

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.

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.

You can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks at Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,950 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Cafe Andaluz 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 3,019 customer reviews.

You could also check out Whiski Bar & Restaurant and its menu of appetizing dishes. We’ll let its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,669 customers speak for itself.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,314 customers.

Put your worries away as you toast to a fantastic night at Cafe Royal. This famous bar in Edinburgh is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,216 customers.

If you want to check out another famous bar in the area, you’ll love The Bow Bar. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses. The Bow Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,813 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 10 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

Day 10

Day 10 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

  • Stirling
  • Glasgow
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Drive 130 km, 2 hours 35 min

  • The Kelpies
  • Callendar House
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 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 Falkirk, Stirling, and Glasgow in Scotland. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Glasgow. Glasgow will be your home for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop. Turn on the radio and notice the scenic views transition from Edinburgh to the enchanting landscapes of Glasgow. Keep in mind that your travel time may take around 2 hours without traffic disruptions.

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

Something that makes Falkirk the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding The Kelpies. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,191 visitors.

The famous Callendar House is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Falkirk's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 1,785 travelers have rated this incredible museum and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Falkirk is also home to the extraordinary The Falkirk Wheel, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 15,778 traveler reviews.

To make your fun escapade in Glasgow, 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 an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Glasgow. 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 unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the region of Glasgow boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Scotland.

Renowned for its prestigious rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Ox and Finch has consistently impressed its foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional mediterranean cuisine.

Have a fulfilling dinner from its enticing modern menu, which has consistently earned Cail Bruich high ratings and praise from satisfied guests. This top dining choice has been awarded a Bib Gourmand, so prepare for an amazing and high-quality food experience.

Its delectable modern british offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be glad to know that this restaurant has also been awarded Bib Gourmand status.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at The Anchor Line. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,659 customers.

Put your worries away as you toast to a fantastic night at The Citizen Glasgow. This famous bar in Glasgow is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,260 customers.

If you want to check out another famous bar in the area, you’ll love The Piper Whisky Bar. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses. The Piper Whisky Bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,323 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 11 – Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne

Day 11

Day 11 – Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Glasgow
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
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Drive 252 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • George Square
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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On day 11 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 in Scotland and Newcastle upon Tyne in England. In the evening, you’ll end up in Newcastle upon Tyne, where you will stay for 1 night.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Glasgow is the magnificent George Square. Around 19,433 visitors have rated this excellent travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Kelvingrove Park on this leg of your adventure in Scotland. This attraction is a well-known park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 13,177 travelers.

The remarkable Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is known to be one of the best places to visit in Glasgow, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,870 traveler reviews is proof. Attracting more than 1,037,594 visitors in a single year, it's clear that the wonderful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a perfect add-on to your itinerary.

Dive deeper into Glasgow by exploring the captivating Riverside Museum. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,424 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Glasgow exploration list!

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Glasgow, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne may take around 2 hours and 50 minutes.

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 Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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

As the sun sets on day 11 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Newcastle upon Tyne'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, Newcastle upon Tyne has them.

One awesome place that offers a variety of good food for every budget is Peace & Loaf restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 621 diners.

When you want to eat at a place locals enjoy, head to 21 and check out their diverse menu. More than 528 customers have rated this restaurant an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something else, try eating at The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Newcastle and discover what makes people return to this restaurant. The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Newcastle has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,428 customers.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at 21. This famous bar in Newcastle upon Tyne has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 528 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Newcastle. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Newcastle has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,428 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Miller & Carter Newcastle. 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 2,682 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Newcastle upon Tyne 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 12 – Newcastle upon Tyne and Sheffield

Day 12

Day 12 – Newcastle upon Tyne and Sheffield

  • York
  • Sheffield
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Drive 232 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • York Minster
  • York Shambles
  • National Railway Museum
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 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 - York and Sheffield 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 Sheffield. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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, Sheffield. This car ride takes around 3 hours.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

While in Sheffield, 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

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

We recommend you go to one of the best restaurants in the city of Sheffield, Miller & Carter Sheffield Centertainment. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,108 customers.

Smoke BBQ is another of the best restaurant options you can find in the city of Sheffield. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,417 customers.

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Sheffield, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Sheffield, is a place locals enjoy. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Head of Steam Sheffield, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,466 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Sheffield, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Sheffield is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,727 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in England and Scotland! Enjoy your evening in Sheffield 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 13 – Sheffield and London

Day 13

Day 13 – Sheffield and London

  • London
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Drive 319 km, 4 hours 57 min

  • Beautiful panoramic view of Chalupska Slat ,Borova Lada, National park Sumava, Czech Republic
  • Peak District National Park
  • Chatsworth House
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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On day 13 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in England and Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, and London in England. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in London, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Sheffield, you’ll hit the road in the direction of London. This drive usually takes around 4 hours and 19 minutes.

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

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated attraction in Derbyshire — Peak Cavern. About 2,429 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Peak District National Park is another top sight in Derbyshire that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,515 visitors.

Chatsworth House is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Derbyshire, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,279 enchanted visitors.

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.

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.

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.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Berners Tavern should be on your list. Situated in the heart of London, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,817 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Countless patrons that sing its praises add to this restaurant’s prestige.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Rules, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Rules has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 1,824 happy guests.

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 14 – London - departure day

Day 14

Day 14 – London - departure day

  • London - Departure day
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  • Big Ben
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On day 14 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.

One place travelers keep coming back to in London is the magnificent Big Ben. Around 49,306 visitors have rated this excellent travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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.

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 14-day European road trip in England and Scotland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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