19 days in United States & Iceland Itinerary

19 days in United States & Iceland Itinerary

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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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Boston, United States
— 5 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Jennie Wade House. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Washington DC. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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National Mall ©
National Mall
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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New York City, United States

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and stop by Greenwich Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder tool.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Boston, United States

Boston ©

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Visit Cliff Walk and Old North Church & Historic Site for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hampton Beach State Park and Constitution Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth), Newport (The Elms, St. Mary's Catholic Church, &more) and Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, visit North End, stop by When Pigs Fly Company Store, and contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boston, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Boston

Side Trips

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Lizzie Borden House
Lizzie Borden House

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Boston to Vik in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Vik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in August, expect nights in Vik to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strokkur and Sun Voyager. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hella (Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall & Litla Lopasjoppan). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, trot along with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik route planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Strokkur
Strokkur

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