48 days in Dubai, Iceland & Paris Itinerary

48 days in Dubai, Iceland & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Selfoss
2
Selfoss, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Akranes, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Skogar, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Husafell, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
8
Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Reykholt, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Bifrost, Iceland
Drive
11
Stykkisholmur, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Borgarnes, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
13
Snaefellsbaer, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
14
Latrabjarg, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
15
Hrafnseyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
16
Isafjordur, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly
17
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly
18
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
19
Dalvik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
20
Husavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
21
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
22
Varmahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
23
Blonduos, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
24
Hvammstangi, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
25
Thingvellir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
26
Grindavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly
27
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubai visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dubai is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Dubai reach 46°C and lows reach 36°C. You will leave for Selfoss on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Selfoss, Iceland

— 2 nights
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at The House at Eyrarbakki, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Icelandic Turf House, admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, and then examine the collection at The Ghost Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Selfoss online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dubai to Selfoss. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Selfoss hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Akranes.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akranes, Iceland

— 2 nights
Akranes is a port town and municipality on the west coast of Iceland, around 20km north of the capital Reykjavík.The area where Akranes is located was settled in the 9th century, but did not receive a municipal charter until 1942.HistoryAkranes was settled in the 9th century by the brothers Þormóður and Ketill, sons of Bresi. On the 18th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Akranes Lighthouse and then admire the sheer force of Glymur.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akranes travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Akranes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Akranes, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akranes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip planning app.

Getting from Akranes to Vik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, and then examine the collection at Saga Center.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Skogar trip planner.

Skogar is just a short distance from Vik. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Skogar

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Skogar to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 5 hours. In September in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Husafell.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature

Husafell, Iceland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar and then explore the fascinating underground world of Surtshellir Lava Cave.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Husafell trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Husafell with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Husafell are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Geysir, Iceland

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geysir travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Husafell to Geysir in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykholt.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Reykholt, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Haafell Goats and Roses and then take in the natural beauty of Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykholt trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Geysir to Reykholt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykholt are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Bifrost.

Things to do in Reykholt

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bifrost, Iceland

Bifröst is a small settlement in western Iceland, in the Mýrasýsla county.It is located in the Northwest Political constituency and is the site of Bifröst University, a small private campus university. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bifrost trip itinerary maker website.

Bifrost is just a short distance from Reykholt. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Bifrost

Parks · Nature

Stykkisholmur, Iceland

— 3 nights
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Library of Water, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helgafell, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja, get outside with Sugandisey, then steep yourself in history at Norska Husio, then see the interesting displays at Volcano Museum, and finally examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stykkisholmur route planner.

Drive from Bifrost to Stykkisholmur in 2 hours. You'll set off for Borgarnes on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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). Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market and then see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Borgarnes road trip tool.

Drive from Stykkisholmur to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Snaefellsbaer, Iceland

— 1 night
On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally explore the striking landscape at Londrangar.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Borgarnes to Snaefellsbaer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Latrabjarg.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Latrabjarg, Iceland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Latrabjarg Cliffs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauðasandur, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Latrabjarg bird cliffs.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Latrabjarg vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Latrabjarg takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Hrafnseyri.

Things to do in Latrabjarg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Hrafnseyri, Iceland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Skrimslasetrid -Monster Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hrafnseyri trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Latrabjarg to Hrafnseyri takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Hrafnseyri

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Isafjordur, Iceland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isafjordur vacation app.

Drive from Hrafnseyri to Isafjordur in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Isafjordur are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Isafjordur to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Akureyri, Iceland

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Christmas Garden, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then examine the collection at The Aviation Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dalvik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Dalvik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Dalvík is the main village of the Icelandic municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland. Here are some ideas for day two: laugh and play at Swimming Pool Dalvik and then see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dalvik trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Akureyri to Dalvik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Dalvik, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Dalvik

Theme Parks · Museums

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.
On the 15th (Sun), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods).

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

Drive from Dalvik to Husavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjahlid, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Reykjahlid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Varmahlid, Iceland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): let the river carry you with Bátafjör Bakkaflöt, examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Grettislaug. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Emigration Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holar Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Varmahlid trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Varmahlid, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Blonduos, Iceland

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Kalfshamarsvik, make a trip to The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvitserkur.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Blonduos trip planner.

Getting from Varmahlid to Blonduos by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Blonduos

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Iceland

— 1 night
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hvammstangi day trip planner.

You can drive from Blonduos to Hvammstangi in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir, Iceland

— 2 nights
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thingvellir trip website.

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Thingvellir in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Grindavik.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Grindavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs and then take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, examine the collection at Duushus Museum, don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain, then examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, and finally examine the collection at Viking World.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Grindavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Grindavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Grindavik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 29th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and then stroll through Fondation Claude Monet. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of La Madeleine, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, then enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, then explore the world behind art at Musee De Cluny, and finally appreciate the history behind Pantheon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grindavik to Paris takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grindavik to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Grindavik in October, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.