18 days in United Kingdom & Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Sunderland, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights


Reykjavik, Iceland — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Tenement House, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Valentino.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Glasgow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Glasgow, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Sunderland.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. On the 11th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens and then step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Keel Square, then see the interesting displays at National Glass Centre, and finally make a trip to Roker & Seaburn Beaches.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sunderland trip maker app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Sunderland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Sunderland sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to London.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Brighton Food Tours (in Brighton) and Driftwood Garden (in Seaford). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

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Getting from Sunderland to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Sunderland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.

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.