6 days in London, Paris & Iceland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Grindavik, Iceland
— 1 night


London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
On the 28th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.
Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and finally look for gifts at Les Expressives.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site.

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, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Grindavik.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Grindavik, Iceland — 1 night

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 31st (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Viking World.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grindavik online journey planner.

You can fly from Paris to Grindavik in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get slightly colder in Grindavik: highs are around 37°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
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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.