7 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

7 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 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

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, explore the world behind art at British Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in London hover around 46°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
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St. Paul's Cathedral

2
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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.
On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs, and finally admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; 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 January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grindavik.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

1
day
Grindavik, Iceland

A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then make a trip to The Pearl (Perlan).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grindavik sightseeing planner.

Getting from Paris to Grindavik by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Grindavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get slightly colder in Grindavik: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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