One-Week Road Trip in Wales, England, and Scotland from Cardiff to Manchester, Edinburgh, Preston, and London

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Embark on an unforgettable 8-day multi-country road trip across Wales, England, and Scotland! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Cardiff, Manchester, Lancaster, and Edinburgh sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

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. You'll stay 2 nights in Wales, 4 nights in England, and 1 night in Scotland.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Wales, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Cardiff and begin your adventure from there. Explore Cardiff, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of England. Immerse yourself in the allure of Manchester, Lancaster, Preston, London, Westminster, Leavesden, Camden Town, and Kensington, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Scotland. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Edinburgh.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum and Edinburgh's iconic National Museum of Scotland. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, 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.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Wales, England, and Scotland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. 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 8-day self-drive adventure in Wales, 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. 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 on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Wales, 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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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Leavesden
Kensington
Photo of aerial view of Lancaster, a city on river Lune in northwest England, UK.Lancaster
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 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 / 1 night
Preston - city in United KingdomPreston / 1 night
Aerial drone view of Manchester city in UK on a beautiful sunny day.Manchester / 1 night
Camden Town
Photo of Westminster palace (Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben, London, UK.Westminster

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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
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
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
The National Gallery, Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomNational Gallery
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle, Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.Cardiff Castle
Photo of Science and Industry Museum sign, Manchester, UK.Science and Industry Museum
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
Photo of aerial view of beautiful Heaton Park, Manchester ,UK.Heaton Park
St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, Wales.St Fagans National Museum of History
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff
Statue of John 111 Marquess of Bute, Public Garden, Cardiff, Wales, UK.Bute Park
Sophia GardensSWALEC Stadium
Photo of Lancaster Castle is a medieval castle founded in the 11th century on the site of a Roman fort in the city of Lancaster ,UK.Lancaster Castle

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cardiff - arrival day

  • Cardiff - Arrival day
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  • SWALEC Stadium
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Wales, England, and Scotland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Cardiff in Wales. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Cardiff for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to Wales to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Cardiff 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.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Cardiff. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Wales. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Cardiff boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Wales.

Make sure to reserve a table at The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff, an iconic dining spot in Cardiff. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Elevens Bar And Grill, a popular restaurant in Cardiff. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Old Arcade, a hidden gem nestled in Cardiff. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Pennyroyal, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, The Borough Arms offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, The Libertine Cocktail Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Your multi-country road trip in Wales, 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

Day 2 – Cardiff and Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Cardiff
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Drive 316 km, 4 hours 8 min

  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • St Fagans National Museum of History
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On day 2 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Wales, England, and Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Cardiff in Wales. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Manchester, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Cardiff, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Cardiff, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Cardiff is the fantastic Cardiff Castle. As an appreciated castle and local gem in the area, Cardiff Castle has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 19,028 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary National Museum Cardiff, which is a museum building that gets around 373,191 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,751 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Something that makes Cardiff the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding open-air museum, St Fagans National Museum of History. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,708 visitors and gets around 610,155 visits every year.

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, Manchester’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 Wales's delectable cuisine at one of Manchester'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.

Make sure to book a table at Fazenda Manchester, a popular restaurant in Manchester. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Manchester at Peaky Blinders Manchester, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is MR THOMAS'S CHOP HOUSE. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Manchester tonight.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Atlas Bar after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Port Street Beer House, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Café Beermoth | Craft Beer Bar also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Celebrate day 2 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 3

Day 3 – Manchester, Lancaster, and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester
  • Lancaster
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Drive 356 km, 4 hours 42 min

  • Science and Industry Museum
  • Heaton Park
  • Lancaster Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Manchester in England. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Edinburgh, your home for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Manchester, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Lancaster. Your travel time is around 58 min.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Manchester, including the outstanding Science and Industry Museum. Having an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 17,320 reviews and welcoming more than 830,000 visitors each year, this fascinating science museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Manchester is also home to the captivating Heaton Park, a local english country house considered one of the highlights of the city. About 14,059 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Manchester, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Lancaster. This drive usually takes around 58 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Lancaster Castle. This outstanding castle and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 5,025 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Lancaster Castle is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

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 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.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Edinburgh by reserving a table at Heron. Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of modern cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Condita, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore The Kitchin, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite modern menu. With a 1-star Michelin acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Edinburgh.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Panda & Sons, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Cafe Royal offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Edinburgh. The Ensign Ewart is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Take in the ambiance of Edinburgh 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 – Edinburgh and Preston

  • Preston
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 317 km, 4 hours 32 min

  • The Royal Mile
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Wales, England, and Scotland. Today's main destinations are 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 Preston. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Preston’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Edinburgh behind. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 53 min. Preston welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Edinburgh is the magnificent Royal Mile. Around 14,405 visitors have rated this excellent point of interest and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing National Museum of Scotland on this leg of your adventure in Scotland. This attraction is a well-known national museum that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 45,476 travelers.

The remarkable Edinburgh Castle is known to be one of the best places to visit in Edinburgh, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Edinburgh by exploring the captivating Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,765 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Edinburgh exploration list!

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Preston. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Preston’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 Wales, England, and Scotland.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at We Don't Give a Fork, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try The Tea House? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Turtle Bay Preston as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Preston.

Continue your lively evening at Ships and Giggles, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Black Horse is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Plug & Taps ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Preston, London, Westminster, and Leavesden

  • London
  • Westminster
  • Leavesden
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Drive 400 km, 5 hours 17 min

  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Hyde Park
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across Wales, England, and Scotland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - London in England. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to London where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated cultural icon and attraction in London — Big Ben. About 61,373 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Westminster, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of London. Your travel time is around 17 min.

One place travelers keep coming back to in London is the magnificent London Eye. Around 171,401 visitors have rated this excellent ferris wheel and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Westminster, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Leavesden to Westminster may take around 49 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Westminster, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Hyde Park is a travelers’ favorite in Westminster, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 126,766 visitors.

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

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of London boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Wales.

Savor the flavors at Cahoots London, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Bill's Soho Restaurant beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Estiatorio Milos. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in London tonight.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Bar Américain, known for its inviting atmosphere. The Connaught Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Bar Polski provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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 6

Day 6 – London, Camden Town, and Kensington

  • London
  • Camden Town
  • Kensington
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 33 min

  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Borough Market
  • British Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
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Greet day 6 of your multi-country road trip across Wales, England, and Scotland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to London for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in London in England.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, London.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated castle and attraction in London — Tower of London. About 101,481 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Set your GPS to Kensington and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 21 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kensington beckons with new experiences!

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Camden Town is the fantastic British Museum, attracting around 5,906,716 visitors every year. As an appreciated national museum and local gem in the area, British Museum has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 148,750 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, London.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in London is the fantastic Tower Bridge. As an appreciated bascule bridge and local gem in the area, Tower Bridge has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 151,949 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Borough Market. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 95,151 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the 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 Wales, England, and Scotland.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at The Palomar, an iconic dining spot in London. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Berners Tavern, a popular restaurant in London. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Burger & Lobster Leicester Square, a hidden gem nestled in London. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Artesian, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, American Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Old Shades provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

Day 7 – London, Westminster, and Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Westminster
  • London
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Drive 244 km, 3 hours 20 min

  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery
  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Royal Albert Hall
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On day 7 of your multi-country road trip across Wales, 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 Westminster in England. In the evening, you’ll end up in Cardiff, where you will stay for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Westminster and set your GPS to Cardiff, Wales. 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 43 min. Upon reaching Cardiff, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable St James's Park. This outstanding park and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 55,261 travelers, a visit to the remarkable St James's Park is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Buckingham Palace is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This royal palace and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 164,776 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing concert hall, Royal Albert Hall. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 37,841 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

Set your GPS to London and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. London beckons with new experiences!

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in London today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Trafalgar Square. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 121,847 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular National Gallery. This incredible attraction and art museum holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 48,134 visitors. Up to 6,011,007 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

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

As the sun sets on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Cardiff's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Wales 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, Cardiff has them.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Cafe Citta, a top-rated dining spot in Cardiff. If you're in the mood for something new, try Pasture Restaurant Cardiff, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Pettigrew Tea Rooms - Bute Park. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Cardiff.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. The Great Western - JD Wetherspoon is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Rum & Fizz, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Kongs Cardiff. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

As the night falls in Cardiff, 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 8

Day 8 – Cardiff - departure day

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  • Bute Park
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On day 8 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Cardiff 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 Wales, England, and Scotland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As you approach the end of your journey in Wales, take a moment for some retail therapy in Cardiff’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Wales, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Wales with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

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

Have a fantastic dining experience at The Prince of Wales - JD Wetherspoon, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Servini's at The Summerhouse offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Cardiff for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 8-day European road trip in Wales, England, and Scotland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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