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Planning a Road Trip in the UK

London panorama
Photo tower bridge London by Kris Williams / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Weíve covered a lot of great holiday attractions and fun ways to explore Orlando in this blog. There are so many to enjoy and plenty of things to keep you entertained for days. That said, it is time to plan for the next adventure.

Iíve always wanted to explore the United Kingdom simply because it is diverse and interesting. There is no shortage of places to visit across the nation, which is why a road trip is the perfect way to explore the UK. Here are some of the things you need to plan a road trip in the UK.

Set a Length for the Trip

One of the first things you need to do when planning a road trip in the UK is to know how many days youíre able to allocate for the trip. Flying to London or Edinburgh is easy, especially if youíre flying from Miami. The flight should take around 8 hours, which means you will still have plenty of time to rest when you arrive.

A week-long road trip is a good way to start. With about six days to spend Ė minus the days when youíll be flying in and out of the country Ė you can explore a lot of nearby attractions and still have plenty of time to try new restaurants or enjoy some shows at local theatres.

If you can afford to spend more than two weeks, then a grand tour all the way to the tip of Scotland is definitely a must. It would be a road trip of a lifetime and youíll bring home so many great memories.
Photo Ardvreck Castle, Scotland by go elsewhere / CC BY-NC 2.0

Preparing for the Drive

Renting a car in the UK is easy. You donít even have to bring the car back to your starting point, which means you can drive across the country and fly out from any airport of your choice. This saves a lot of time and allow you to spend most of your vacation time exploring gorgeous places.

A valid US driving licence or an international one will be accepted in the UK. That said, you need to get used to different regulations and the highway code before you start driving. has all the resources you need to get started.

Lastly, make sure you have the stamina to drive for the long haul. If youíre not sure about doing the road trip on your own, you can also bring a friend or find a travel companion online.

Research and Research Some More

Iíve mentioned how the country has so many great routes to take and amazing places to visit. Never leave your road trip to chance and always do enough research before you depart. Find out more about the available routes to take and learn the best places to visit along the way. You should also write down stops and accommodations and make early bookings whenever possible.

With these details covered, youíre ready for an epic journey across the UK. All you have to do now is take the flight and enjoy a fantastic road trip.


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