A lot of countries in Europe drive on the same side as we do. So those countries will be fine. Some drive on the other side though. Look up which countries do which and read up on the road rules to be safe. France has a lot of strict rules for driving there. A lot of rental cars will come with all of the right things (like a red warning triangle). But before you drive off, make sure you check that it does.
The next thing to plan in advance is the route that you want to take. You could rent a car GPS when you are there but do have a rough idea of where you want to go. If you are starting off in London, you will need to book a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing. Cars don’t swim too well, unfortunately…Can you drive a stick shift car? In Europe, these are the majority rather than the minority like here. Automatic cars will cost more to hire and sometimes, they might not even be available. So get practicing before you go, if you are a bit rusty. When you are driving and parking in cities, make sure that you have plenty of change with you. A lot of the parking spots in prime areas will need cash up front, so have all the currency you need available.
Have you ever planned a road trip around Europe? It would be fun to hear some of your experiences and stories? Where were your favorite destinations? Let me know in the comments!