11 days in Iceland, Paris & London Itinerary

11 days in Iceland, Paris & London Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland, Paris & London Itinerary

Seattle, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Grindavik, Iceland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Seattle, United States

1
day
Grindavik, Iceland

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Viking World, then stroll through Hellisgerdi Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Strandarkirkja.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grindavik holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Grindavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in April, with highs in Grindavik at 43°F and lows at 34°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hellisgerdi Park, Strandarkirkja, Viking World
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Viking World ©
Viking World
Hellisgerdi Park ©
Hellisgerdi Park

4
days
Paris, France

Paris
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get a sense of the local culture at River Seine and Musée d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dôme Sacre Coeur.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Grindavik to Paris in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grindavik to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grindavik in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 61°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

3
days
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 inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Globe, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in London are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum

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