6 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

6 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

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New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
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Buckingham Palace

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Paris, France

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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.
On the 29th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Pantheon, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and finally look for gifts at Les Expressives.

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Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grindavik.

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Champs-Elysees
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Arc de Triomphe

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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 31st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, then learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, then examine the collection at Viking World, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Grindavik in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Paris to Grindavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Grindavik hover around 38°F and lows are around 30°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Keflavik Maritime Center
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Viking World

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