11 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

11 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Grindavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Visit Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Head to Covent Garden and Borough Marketfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in London at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Strandarkirkja and Stekkjarkot. Step out of Grindavik with an excursion to Hveradalir in Hveragerdi--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of Viking World, examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, and make a trip to The Giantess in the Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grindavik day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Grindavik takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Paris to Grindavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Grindavik at 42°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Keflavik, Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, Strandarkirkja, Hveradalir, Krysuvik
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Strandarkirkja ©
Strandarkirkja
Stekkjarkot ©
Stekkjarkot

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