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Episode 79 – Planning Your Perfect UK Road Trip: Expert Tips and Itinerary Ideas

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In episode 79 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast we discuss 12 tips for planning a UK road trip.

We chat about Tripiamo- a resource for North American drivers planning to drive in the UK. We stress the importance of booking car hire in advance, choosing the right size of car, and considering hidden costs like toll roads and roadworks. We also emphasise the need to request an automatic transmission if necessary.

Also hear our own experiences with recent road trips in Cornwall and Scotland and the road trip itineraries available on this website!

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Tripiamo equips travellers with the essential knowledge needed to drive confidently in the UK.

Unlike a GPS, Tripiamo offers comprehensive driving guidance tailored specifically for the UK, crafted by travel experts and validated by local driving schools and instructors. This ensures you receive reliable and extensive information for driving in the UK.

Whether navigating city streets or rural roads, Tripiamo prepares you with the skills and confidence needed to drive safely and correctly.

Episode 79 – Show Notes

Planning Your Perfect UK Road Trip: Expert Tips and Itinerary Ideas

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Tripiamo is recommended for North American drivers to prepare for driving in the UK.
  • Check out the UK travel planning website for road trip itinerary suggestions and podcast episodes about road trips.
  • Book car hire in advance and avoid picking up or dropping off on Sundays.
  • Rent the right size of car for your needs, considering fuel costs and parking space availability.
  • Make sure to have all necessary paperwork, including your driver’s license, when picking up your car.
  • Automatic transmission cars are less available, so specify if you need one.
  • Pace yourself when planning your itinerary due to congestion and potential delays.
  • Consider hidden costs such as toll roads and roadworks during your route planning.

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