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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and admire the striking features of Tower of London.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip maker tool.

Bengaluru, India to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to London is minus 5.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 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

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): go for a walk through York City Walls, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read York trip planning website.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planning site.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally stop by Frida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then sample the tasty concoctions at Eimverk Distillery, then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -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.