12 days in Chicago & United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in Chicago & United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in Chicago & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
4
Mallaig, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
6
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
9
Chicago, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
End: Nashville, United States

1
day
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then see the interesting displays at Berwyn Route 66 Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planner .

Nashville to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in May, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Berwyn Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Berwyn Route 66 Museum ©
Berwyn Route 66 Museum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Cruises, Westminster, Westminster Cathedral, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London online travel route builder .

Getting from Chicago to London by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. In May, London is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Transportation Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster ©
Westminster
Westminster Cathedral ©
Westminster Cathedral

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Norham Castle, then witness the site of a historic battle at Flodden, then delve into the distant past at Dryburgh Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Smailholm Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder app .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mallaig.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innerleithen, Smailholm Tower, Bowhill House & Country Estate, Dryburgh Abbey, Norham Castle
Highlights from your plan
Norham Castle ©
Norham Castle
Thirlestane Castle ©
Thirlestane Castle
Robert Smail's Printing Works ©
Robert Smail's Printing Works

1
night
Mallaig, United Kingdom

Mallaig
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Start your trip to Mallaig by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Mallaig in 4 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mallaig: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Mallaig

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maelrubha's Chapel

1
night
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mallaig to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. In June in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grantown-on-Spey.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom

Grantown-on-Spey
Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grantown-on-Spey trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Grantown-on-Spey with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Grantown-on-Spey to Edinburgh in 3 hours. You will leave for London on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London
For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning site .

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Tours Fun & Games

few
hours
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Mexican Art and then explore the world behind art at Smart Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Chicago vacation builder site .

Getting from London to Chicago by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Chicago is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Mexican Art ©
National Museum of Mexican Art
Smart Museum of Art ©
Smart Museum of Art

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