11 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

11 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Grindavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

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 Camden Marketfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. Plan for little chillier 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 · Historic Sites · Museums
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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

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Grindavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
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 4 hours 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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.