14 days in Iceland, London & Dublin Itinerary

14 days in Iceland, London & Dublin Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Akranes Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Iceland and Grotta Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Thermal Spas, &more). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, buy something for everyone on your list at Bonus, and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Reykjavik. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 52°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buckingham Palace and Old Royal Naval College. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Scotney Castle Garden (in Lamberhurst), Bateman's (in Burwash) and Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Cathedral, and take a stroll through Primrose Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in September; daily highs in London reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and St. Michan's Church. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Newgrange (in Donore) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, and take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days in Dublin, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.