8 days in Iceland, London & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Iceland, London & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Mink Viking Portrait Studio and Photography Tours. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Grindavik--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, and admire all the interesting features of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Reykjavik hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland

1
night
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 26th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Reykjavik to London in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 53°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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