7-Day United Kingdom Road Trip from London to Reading, Carmarthenshire & Birmingham

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Starts in
London
Ends in
London
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 7-day road trip through the United Kingdom.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in the United Kingdom. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in London, Reading, Carmarthenshire, and Birmingham.

We'll help you experience the best 7 days in the United Kingdom you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in the United Kingdom at London, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in the United Kingdom, including the stunning Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the region of Greater London, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Airport Comfy Stay. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Royal National Hotel. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as lastminute.com London Eye in the region of Greater London. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing The British Museum and Trafalgar Square.

From the spectacular Buckingham Palace in the region of Greater London to the unforgettable Hyde Park in the region of Greater London, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through the United Kingdom.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in the United Kingdom, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything the United Kingdom has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of the United Kingdom. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 6 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 6 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in the United Kingdom fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in the United Kingdom today!

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Included

6 nights hotel
Breakfast
7 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

London - city in United KingdomLondon
Reading - city in United KingdomReading
Wales - region in United KingdomWales
Carmarthenshire - region in United KingdomCarmarthenshire
Birmingham
Warwickshire - region in United KingdomWarwickshire

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Attractions

Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomTower of London
Tower BridgeTower Bridge
Borough MarketBorough Market
Lastminute Com London EyeLastminutecom London Eye
The British MuseumThe British Museum
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace
Science MuseumScience Museum
Hyde ParkHyde Park
Bute ParkBute Park
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff
Cardiff CastleCardiff Castle
Principality StadiumPrincipality Stadium
Wales Millennium CentreWales Millennium Centre
St Fagans National Museum of HistorySt Fagans National Museum of History
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly Castle
Tintern Abbey / Abaty Tyndryn, Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales, United KingdomTintern Abbey / Abaty Tyndryn
Sophia GardensSophia Gardens
StonehengeStonehenge
Windsor CastleWindsor Castle
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Abbots Langley, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, East of England, England, United KingdomWarner Bros Studio Tour London

Travel details

Travel dates
Oct 12 - Oct 18

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Travelers

2

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Day 1

Day 1 in London - Arrival Day

  • London - Arrival Day
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Your amazing road trip adventure in the United Kingdom begins when you reach the incredible city of London. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of London is the The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,769 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Airport Comfy Stay. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 18,802 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of London is the Royal National Hotel. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 3.3 out of 5 stars by 10,093 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of London, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

London has many popular destinations you can explore.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of London, Paladar. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 866 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of London is BOXPARK Croydon. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 7,643 customers.

Locals recommend Burger & Lobster Leicester Square as one of the best restaurants in the city of London. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,454 customers.

London also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of London is Scarfes Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 883 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of London is The Connaught Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 654 customers.

Locals also enjoy BOXPARK Croydon. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 7,643 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 7-day vacation in the United Kingdom!

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Day 2

Day 2 in London

  • London
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  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Borough Market
  • Lastminutecom London Eye
  • The British Museum
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Greater London. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Borough Market, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Greater London is Tower of London. As one of the top sights in the area, around 2,741,126 people visit this attraction every year. This incredible attraction is a castle and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 82,909 visitors.

Tower Bridge is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Greater London. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 82,909 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Greater London is Borough Market. This amazing attraction is a building and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 68,389 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding lastminute.com London Eye. This ferris wheel and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 143,364 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic The British Museum. This national museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 126,450 visitors. The British Museum hosts around 6,701,036 annually so be sure to stop at this attraction so you won't miss out!

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of London.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of London, like Dishoom Kensington. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,125 customers.

Bill's Soho Restaurant is another of the best restaurant options in the city of London. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,178 customers.

Locals enjoy The Red Lion, Parliament Street, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of London. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,534 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of London, Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,454 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Red Lion, Parliament Street. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,534 customers.

Hawksmoor Air Street is another of the best bars in the city of London. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,216 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through the United Kingdom!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Greater London and Reading

  • Reading
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  • Trafalgar Square
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Science Museum
  • Hyde Park
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Day 3 of your road trip through the United Kingdom gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Science Museum, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Greater London is the amazing Trafalgar Square. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 107,885 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible royal palace, Buckingham Palace.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Greater London is the outstanding Science Museum. This science museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 55,445 visitors.

Hyde Park is another popular attraction you can visit in the region of Greater London. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 110,527 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Reading, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Reading is the 4-star Airport Comfy Stay. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 18,802 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Reading. This hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,769 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Royal National Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars by 10,093 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Coconut Bar & Kitchen, one of the best restaurants in the city of Reading. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,421 customers.

Locals also recommend The White Eagle as one of the best restaurants in the city of Reading. The White Eagle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 399 customers.

After dinner, visit Coconut Bar & Kitchen, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Reading. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,421 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Oakford Social Club. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,198 customers.

Alternatively, Hope & Bear is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Reading. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 854 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through the United Kingdom!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Wales and Carmarthenshire

  • Wales
  • Carmarthenshire
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  • Bute Park
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Principality Stadium
  • Wales Millennium Centre
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Day 4 of your road trip through the United Kingdom gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Bute Park, National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff Castle, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Wales is the amazing Bute Park. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,654 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible museum building, National Museum Cardiff. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,200 visitors, it's easy to understand why National Museum Cardiff welcomes around 373,191 yearly visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Wales is the outstanding Cardiff Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,664 visitors.

Principality Stadium is another popular attraction you can visit in the region of Wales. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,767 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Carmarthenshire, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Carmarthenshire is the 4-star Airport Comfy Stay. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 18,802 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Carmarthenshire. This hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,769 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Royal National Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars by 10,093 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Neuadd Fawr Arms, one of the best restaurants in the city of Carmarthenshire. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 144 customers.

Locals also recommend Plas Llanelly House as one of the best restaurants in the city of Carmarthenshire. Plas Llanelly House is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 281 customers.

After dinner, visit Neuadd Fawr Arms, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Carmarthenshire. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 144 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Wales and Birmingham

  • Wales
  • Birmingham
  • Warwickshire
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  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Tintern Abbey / Abaty Tyndryn
  • Sophia Gardens
  • Principality Stadium
  • More

Day 5 of your road trip through the United Kingdom gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable St. Fagans National Museum of History, Wales Millennium Centre, Caerphilly Castle, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Wales is the amazing St. Fagans National Museum of History. As such, over 610,155 people visit St. Fagans National Museum of History yearly. This attraction is an open-air museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,995 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible convention center, Wales Millennium Centre.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Wales is the outstanding Caerphilly Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,276 visitors. Approximately 610,155 travelers come to Wales every year to see the stunning St. Fagans National Museum of History with their own eyes.

Tintern Abbey / Abaty Tyndryn is another popular attraction you can visit in the region of Wales. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,625 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Birmingham, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Birmingham is the 3-star Jurys Inn Birmingham. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 3,155 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Adam's Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Birmingham. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 798 customers.

Locals also recommend Purnells as one of the best restaurants in the city of Birmingham. Purnells is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 622 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Birmingham is Simpsons Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 613 customers.

After dinner, visit The Canal House Bar & Restaurant, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Birmingham. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,244 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Birmingham. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,002 customers.

Alternatively, Bacchus Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Birmingham. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,586 customers.

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Day 6

Day 6 in England and London

  • London
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  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London
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Day 6 of your road trip through the United Kingdom gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of England is the amazing Stonehenge. This attraction is an archaeological site and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 41,427 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible historic house museum, Windsor Castle.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of England is the outstanding Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. This exhibition room has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 67,663 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of London, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of London is the 4-star Airport Comfy Stay. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 18,802 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of London. This hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,769 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Royal National Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars by 10,093 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Hawksmoor Air Street, one of the best restaurants in the city of London. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,216 customers.

Locals also recommend Hawksmoor Seven Dials as one of the best restaurants in the city of London. Hawksmoor Seven Dials is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,084 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of London is Cahoots London. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,678 customers.

After dinner, visit Hawksmoor Seven Dials, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of London. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,084 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Cahoots London. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,678 customers.

Alternatively, The Spaniards Inn is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of London. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,679 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through the United Kingdom!

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Day 7

Day 7 in London - Departure Day

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Day 7 of your road trip in the United Kingdom is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of London before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of London before you conclude your short European break.

You’ll then say farewell to the United Kingdom and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in the United Kingdom!

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