11 days in United Kingdom & Iceland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights


London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

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Bengaluru, India to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to London due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Festivals

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Calton Hill, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

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You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

On the 21st (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally stop by Frida. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then sample the fine beverages at Eimverk Distillery, then head outdoors with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon.

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Fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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United Kingdom travel guide

Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Iceland travel guide

Spas · Waterfalls · 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.