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traveling across UK in 10 days by car

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1. Posted by cory grafika (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Hi everyone'

I'm planning to travel from London, to Wales, Ireland, Scotland within 10 days in May 2015 by car.

  • is it possible to do it?
  • do i has enough time to do it in 10 days
  • any suggestion which area worth to cover?

really need some advice here. tq


2. Posted by robson_3788 (Budding Member 55 posts) 2y

I'd probably suggest double that time so you could do 2 days in the bigger cities.

For England I'd suggest the Jurassic Coast, Cornwall, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, York.

Depends what you are looking for though - cities or scenery? Places like the Lake District are really nice.

3. Posted by cory grafika (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

thanks robson for suggestion..cheers

4. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 609 posts) 2y


I used Get Directions in Google maps for London - Cardiff - Dublin - Glasgow - London.

It suggests this is 1,069 miles taking 22 hours 21 mins.

So - five hours driving per day for 5 days & you get 5 days of no driving.

Play around with the map. It might help.


5. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 648 posts) 2y

Britain and Ireland in ten days seems like a lot of travelling to me. I'd suggest forgetting Ireland. ..

London, York*, Edinburgh*, Glencoe, Fort William*, Loch Lomond, Glasgow*, Lake District (based in Keswick*), Chester, Caernarfon*, Portmeirion, Stratford*, Stonehenge, London. (*=overnight stops)

That's still a pretty full on trip that would be a lot better with 14 days to see more rather than moving on most days.

6. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 443 posts) 2y

Andyf's list of stops is pretty comprehensive but I'd also add either Oxford or Cambridge - Cambridge between London and York or Oxford between Stratford and Stonehenge. And then there's Bath (before Stonehenge?)! In ten days you'll barely scratch the surface. Enjoy! :)

7. Posted by cory grafika (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Hasbeen, Andyf & Borisborough...thank you guys for very helpful tips. now i just need a Googles Maps to plan my journey. Thanks a lot ;)