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

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Scotland, England, and Wales! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Edinburgh, Preston, London, Welshpool, and Abercanaid 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 Scotland, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Edinburgh, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, England, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Preston, London, Westminster, Richmond, Kensington, Camden Town, Leeds, Ripon, and Alnwick, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Wales. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Welshpool, Abercanaid, Pant, and Cardiff. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Wales 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 3 nights in Scotland, 4 nights in England, and 2 nights in Wales. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Edinburgh, Preston, London, Welshpool, and Abercanaid.

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 Scotland, England, and Wales in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Scotland, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Edinburgh. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Edinburgh, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including National Museum of Scotland and the fascinating Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 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 Preston’s Avenham and Miller Park and Welshpool's iconic National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden. 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 Scotland, England, and Wales will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Edinburgh, Preston, London, Welshpool, and Abercanaid 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 yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in Scotland, England, and Wales. 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 Scotland, England, and Wales.

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

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
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Destinations

Photo of redeveloped Warehouses along the River in Leeds, UK.Leeds / 1 night
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 / 2 nights
Photo of the ruins of the Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire, Ripon, England.Ripon
Photo of Cardiff, United Kingdom by Margaret DeckerCardiff / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 3 nights
Preston - city in United KingdomPreston / 1 night

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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
Photo of Borough Market, London, UK.Borough Market
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert Museum
Big Ben
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Photo of Iconic London Tower Bridge on the Thames River, UK.London Bridge
Photo of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, UK.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle, Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.Cardiff Castle
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
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
Photo of Alnwick Castle, England.Alnwick Castle
The Real Mary King's Close, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Real Mary King's Close
Scotch Whisky Experience at 354 Castlehill on Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Photo of the Alnwick Garden that is one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary gardens. From poisonous plants and treetop walkways to glorious roses and towering delphiniums, UK.The Alnwick Garden
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre. Also called the Armadillo. it is used for the Performing Arts, and is a Tourist Attraction in Cardiff Bay.Wales Millennium Centre
National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, Wales, United KingdomNational Trust - Powis Castle and Garden
Photo of the ruins of the Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire, Ripon, England.Fountains Abbey
Statue of John 111 Marquess of Bute, Public Garden, Cardiff, Wales, UK.Bute Park
Sophia GardensSWALEC Stadium
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill
BikePark Wales
Brecon Mountain Railway, Pant, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomBrecon Mountain Railway

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Day 1

Day 1 – Edinburgh - arrival day

  • Edinburgh - Arrival day
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  • Dean Village
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Scotland, England, and Wales begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring region of Edinburgh in Scotland. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights.

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

A tour of Edinburgh is not complete without a visit to the famous Dean Village. This incredible village and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,727 travelers.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Edinburgh. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

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.

Reserve a table at Heron, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining establishment in Edinburgh. This epicurean hotspot’s delectable modern offering makes it a crowd favorite. Heron is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Edinburgh is Condita, which critics have graced with 1 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Condita’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend the popular Bib Gourmand restaurant, The Kitchin. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Edinburgh for its appetizing selection of food, including its modern courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 1 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Panda & Sons. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous The Dome. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,433 customers.

Whiski Bar & Restaurant cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 2,669 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 9 km, 55 min

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Edinburgh. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A tour of Edinburgh is not complete without a visit to the famous Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This incredible botanical garden and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,765 travelers.

Make the most of your Edinburgh travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful National Museum of Scotland. This national museum and unique destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 45,476 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Camera Obscura for an experience worth remembering. This local visitor centre and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,536 visitors.

Another stop we recommend you add to your Edinburgh sightseeing list is the remarkable museum, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Sought after by many travelers from around the world, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,926 visitors. More than 238,542 people visit this impressive attraction annually.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Edinburgh Castle. This amazing site is a wonderful castle with more than 90,949 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 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 Edinburgh. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the region’s most popular bars.

Don't forget to book a table at Dishoom Edinburgh, a well-known eatery in Edinburgh. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 5,852 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre while exploring Edinburgh. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,950 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Cafe Andaluz, a popular restaurant in Edinburgh. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,019 discerning diners.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Chaophraya Thai Restaurant. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,314 customers.

Cafe Royal cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 2,216 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

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 3

Day 3 – Edinburgh and Preston

  • Edinburgh
  • Preston
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Drive 294 km, 4 hours 40 min

  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • The Royal Mile
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Holyrood Park
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across Scotland, England, and Wales, 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 Edinburgh in Scotland and Preston in England. In the evening, you’ll end up in Preston, where you will stay for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Edinburgh today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding The Real Mary King's Close. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,638 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Royal Mile. This incredible attraction and point of interest holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 14,405 visitors.

According to travelers in Edinburgh, the extraordinary Holyrood Palace is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and official residence is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,746 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible archaeological site, Holyrood Park. Up to 12,119 visitors have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Edinburgh today.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Scotland, England, and Wales, 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Turtle Bay Preston. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Preston has received a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from around 1,728 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Bistrot Pierre should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Preston, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,124 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at The Cafe Bar. This highly regarded restaurant in Preston has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 786 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Black Horse. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 774 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Wings & Beer Co. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 727 customers.

FORUM BAR & KITCHEN cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 500 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating.

Take in the ambiance of Preston 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 4

Day 4 – Preston, Welshpool, Abercanaid, Pant, and Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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Drive 352 km, 5 hours 16 min

  • National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
  • BikePark Wales
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your multi-country journey across Scotland, England, and Wales. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Welshpool in Wales. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Cardiff. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Cardiff’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 Cardiff. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Wales in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Make sure to reserve a table at Cafe Citta, an iconic dining spot in Cardiff. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 504 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Bill's Cardiff Central Restaurant while in Cardiff. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,663 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of The Alchemist Cardiff, a favorite in Cardiff. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,213 discerning guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The Dead Canary, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. The Dead Canary boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 700 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Old Arcade, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Old Arcade has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,079 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Pasture Restaurant Cardiff. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.8 out of 5-star from 1,079 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • SWALEC Stadium
  • Bute Park
  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Wales Millennium Centre
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Wake up and see what day 5 of your great European road trip in Scotland, England, and Wales has in store for you! You will be staying in Cardiff for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Cardiff — Bute Park. About 6,423 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Cardiff Castle is another top sight in Cardiff that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved castle in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,028 visitors.

National Museum Cardiff is a spectacular museum building and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Cardiff, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,751 enchanted visitors.

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

Make sure to book a table at Pettigrew Tea Rooms - Bute Park, a popular restaurant in Cardiff. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 759 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Bar 44 Cardiff during your stay in Cardiff. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 733 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff, a renowned dining destination in Cardiff. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 774 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Kongs Cardiff, claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 915 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Elevens Bar And Grill. It is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 787 customers.

Lab 22 is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 493 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Cardiff 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 6

Day 6 – Cardiff, London, Westminster, and Richmond

  • London
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Drive 249 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St James's Park
  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 5 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of London in England. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in London. London will be your home for 2 nights.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in London. 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 London. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Reserve a table at The Wolseley, a renowned restaurant in London. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 5,980 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Burger & Lobster Leicester Square while in London. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 4,454 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of London at Hawksmoor Air Street, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,216 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in London. At The Connaught Bar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 654 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Hawksmoor Seven Dials, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,084 reviews.

The Red Lion, Parliament Street is also one of the best places in London where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,534 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Scotland, England, and Wales! 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 7

Day 7 – London, Westminster, and Kensington

  • London
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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Hyde Park
  • Science Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
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On day 7, you will wake up in Westminster 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 Scotland, England, and Wales.

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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Bill's Soho Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in London. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 4,178 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Cahoots London while in London. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,678 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of The Ivy, a favorite in London. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,597 discerning guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in London. At The Old Bank of England, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Rules, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,824 reviews.

The Ship & Shovell is also one of the best places in London where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,465 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – London, Camden Town, and Leeds

  • London
  • Leeds
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Drive 324 km, 4 hours 21 min

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • British Museum
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Scotland, England, and Wales. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to London in England, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Leeds. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Trafalgar Square. This outstanding square and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 121,847 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Trafalgar Square is worth pages in your travel diary.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Leeds. 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 Leeds’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Scotland, England, and Wales.

Enjoy an outstanding luxury dining experience at Prashad. Holding an impressive rating and a remarkable menu, Prashad consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional indian vegetarian cuisine.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Whitelock's Ale House during your stay in Leeds. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,044 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Bill's Leeds Restaurant, a renowned dining destination in Leeds. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,768 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Cosy Club, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,636 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Leeds. It is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,340 customers.

North Bar is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,002 customers.

As the night falls in Leeds, 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 9

Day 9 – Leeds, Ripon, Alnwick, and Edinburgh

  • Ripon
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 352 km, 4 hours 54 min

  • Fountains Abbey
  • Alnwick Castle
  • The Alnwick Garden
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Scotland, England, and Wales, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Ripon in England and Edinburgh in Scotland. When you’re not exploring the region and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Edinburgh, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Edinburgh. 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 sun sets on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Edinburgh's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Scotland 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, Edinburgh has them.

Make a reservation at The Witchery by the Castle, a popular dining spot in Edinburgh. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,766 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at The Kitchin while indulging in the charm of Edinburgh. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,577 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Tigerlily, a treasured establishment in Edinburgh. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,369 satisfied guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Bow Bar, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Edinburgh. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,813 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Albanach, consistently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to The Ensign Ewart, one of the top-rated bars in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,604 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 10

Day 10 – Edinburgh - departure day

  • Edinburgh - Departure day
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  • Calton Hill
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Edinburgh 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 Scotland, England, and Wales. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Scotland by visiting Edinburgh’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the region’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Scotland.

In Edinburgh, the extraordinary Calton Hill awaits. This attraction is a valued mountain that boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,517 travelers' reviews.

Get a last taste of Scotland’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Edinburgh 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 Scotland, England, and Wales.

The time has come to say farewell to Edinburgh 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 Scotland, England, and Wales with fond memories. Safe travels!

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