5 Holidays Destinations Close to the UK that You Can Drive To


If you’re planning a trip abroad in your car, it’s essential to know where your full UK driving licence permits you to drive.

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The member states:

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Bulgaria

  • Czech Republic

  • Republic of Cyprus

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Romania

  • Slovenia

  • Slovakia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

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There’s so much choice here, it’s a little overwhelming. Let me start you off with 5 of the must-visit places that are close to the UK. Remember, planning on where to stay overnight on your trip is key, so check this site before you go driving off into the sunset!

5. London, England.

Wherever you’re travelling from in the UK, London will be the last piece of British land you touch as you embark upon your journey. Driving around London is a joy at night time, the usual chaotic roads are almost deserted, making it the perfect way to see the capital in all its glory. Cruise across the Embankment where you’ll find iconic sights such as the London Eye, National Theatre and the Houses of Parliament. They’ll all be lit up, and that really gives it that warm special touch.

4. France, French Riviera.

After you’ve seen experienced London’s charm, head towards Folkestone to drive the Euro Tunnel straight to France. It’s only about 35 mins to Calais, so it’s a much better option than the ferry.

It’s a long trip down to the South of France, but the superb coastal highway takes you through a variety of popular resorts, including Cannes and St Tropez. As you make your descent into the southern French towns, you can really start to feel the glamour and glitz of the Cote-d’Azur. Oui, oui!

3. Black Forest, Germany.

Once the glamour and glitz of Cote-d’Azur has taken its toll on you, Germany is a fantastic place to stop next. Route 500 is perhaps the most picturesque stretches through Germany’s Black Forest, starting you off at Knibes, and finishing off in Baden Baden – a well known spa town. There are plenty of picnic stop off points on the route, perfect for that disposable camera moment.

2. Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Next stop is Amalfi Coast in Salerno, Italy. The drive across the coast will take you through a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site. Let the views of ancient ruins, crystal blue sea, and sleepy little villages tucked away in the hills soak in – it really is breathtaking.

1. Croatia

It’s widely known that Croatia is now a european hotspot for worldwide travelers. If you haven’t been then it’s worth checking out. Foreigners are mainly lured to the nearly 2000 km-long coastline, but rarely get to see the inner charms of the inland cities, national parks and Croatian countryside. Zagreb appears to be set on becoming the EU’s newest capital city, and it’s no wonder. The vibe is just tremendous, there’s a huge coffee drinking culture here so everybody is mixing and mingling with each other, it’s really something special.

If you’re into popular TV series Game of Thrones, then you’ll be sure to hit the coastal resort of Dubrovnik – better known as King’s Landing.

 

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