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 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-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 · 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. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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, see the interesting displays at Viking World, and make a trip to The Giantess in the Mountain.

Before you visit Grindavik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Paris to Grindavik in 6.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks · Nature · 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.