34 days in Iceland, Ukraine & Poland Itinerary

34 days in Iceland, Ukraine & Poland Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
Fly
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
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Keflavik, Iceland
Drive
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hella, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Borgarnes, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Katowice, Poland
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skogar, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bus to Bsí, Fly to Husavik
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Husavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 3 nights
Bus
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Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geysir, Iceland
— 3 nights
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to Isafjordur
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Isafjordur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Drive to Brjánslækur, Ferry to Stykkishólmur, Drive to Snaefellsbaer
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Snaefellsbaer, Iceland
— 1 night
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Rif, Iceland
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major aiports are Kiev Zhuliany International Airport and Boryspil International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Lviv, Ukraine

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits and then appreciate the history behind Monument to Ivan Pidkova.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lviv sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lviv, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites

Gdansk, Poland

— 1 night

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) as well as Piwna Street (Ulica Piwna). Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) and then go for a walk through Piwna Street (Ulica Piwna).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Gdansk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Keflavik route planner.

Explore your travel options from Gdansk to Keflavik with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Keflavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gdansk in May, things will get slightly colder in Keflavik: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip maker.

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hella, Iceland

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hella travel planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Hofn.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hofn, Iceland

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To find out how to plan a trip to Hofn, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hella to Hofn by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Egilsstadir, Iceland

— 1 night
To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hofn in May since evenings lows in Egilsstadir dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Akureyri, Iceland

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akureyri sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites

Blonduos, Iceland

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Blonduos road trip planning tool.

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Borgarnes, Iceland

— 1 night
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Borgarnes trip tool.

Getting from Blonduos to Borgarnes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Borgarnes can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 night
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Katowice.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Katowice, Poland

Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Katowice trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Reykjavik to Katowice with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, Katowice is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. You will leave for Vik on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Katowice

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hjorleifshofoi. On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Hjorleifshofoi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa.

Before you visit Vik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Katowice to Vik takes 83.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Katowice to Vik is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Katowice, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Vik, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Skogar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Iceland

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Skogafoss. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Skogar Museum. On the next day, stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Skogar route planner.

Skogar is very close to Vik. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Husavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Viti Crater and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Faro de Gardur, then admire the verdant scenery at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), and then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Husavik trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Skogar to Husavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Flaajokull Glacier as well as Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Flaajokull Glacier, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Husavik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 17.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur, Iceland

— 3 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Your day by day itinerary now includes Gljúfrafoss. On the 24th (Fri), get outside with Gljúfrafoss and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Hekla and then appreciate the views at Gjain.

Find out how to plan Hvolsvollur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Hvolsvollur by bus takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Geysir, Iceland

— 3 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Haukadalur has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip planner.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geysir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Isafjordur, Iceland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Isafjordur Maritime Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bolafjall, and then examine the collection at The Old Bookstore.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isafjordur route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Geysir to Isafjordur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Geysir in May, expect nights in Isafjordur to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Iceland

— 1 night
On the 31st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Skardsvik Beach, take in breathtaking views at Rauofeldsgja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer online trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isafjordur to Snaefellsbaer in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rif.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rif, Iceland

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ingjaldscholskirkja.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rif journey planner.

Rif is very close to Snaefellsbaer. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rif

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

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.