9 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

9 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Grindavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), shop like a local with Harrods, thensteep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, thencontemplate the long history of Tower of London, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in London are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Strandarkirkja and The Viking Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindavik: Akranes Lighthouse (in Akranes) and Alafoss Wool Store (in Mosfellsbaer). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of Viking World, and don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindavik attractions planner.

Getting from Paris to Grindavik by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Grindavik reach 37°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keflavik, The Viking Village, Krysuvik, Akranes Lighthouse, Alafoss Wool Store
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Strandarkirkja ©
Strandarkirkja
Alafoss Wool Store ©
Alafoss Wool Store

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