12 days in London, Paris & Reykjavik Itinerary

12 days in London, Paris & Reykjavik Itinerary

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12 days in London, Paris & Reykjavik Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London trip generator.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to London due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in London reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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British Museum ©
British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Dôme Sacre Coeur, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a new perspective on nature at Perlan, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, look for gifts at foa, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip builder.

Fly from Paris to Reykjavik in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 45°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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