9 days in London, Amsterdam & Iceland Itinerary

9 days in London, Amsterdam & Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in London, Amsterdam & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Portland, United States

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Greenwich. Escape the urban bustle at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckingham Palace, see the interesting displays at Apsley House, and wander the streets of Westminster.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London day trip tool .

Portland, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Portland to London due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Red Light District, wander the streets of The Jordaan, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Flying Dutch Boats, and finally steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Loon, browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then take a stroll through Laugavegur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Reykjavik in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Reykjavik at 36°F and lows at 27°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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