12 days in England & Iceland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights


London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Old Town Hastings. Museum-lovers will appreciate Churchill War Rooms and Madame Tussauds London. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (in Rye) and North Laine (in Brighton). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London route planner.

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bath.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Bath, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Shop till you drop at Pulteney Bridge and Clarks Village. Visit The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Stonehenge (in Salisbury).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bath tour itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
For shopping fun, head to National Museum of Iceland or Kraum. Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Borgarnes (Blomasetrid & The Settlement Center). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Perlan, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, expand your horizons at Skumaskot, and look for gifts at Myconceptstore.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bath to Reykjavik in 8 hours. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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England travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.