15 days in Boston, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Boston, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

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Boston, United States
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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Boston, United States — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Common, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and engage your brain at Museum of Science.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

New York City to Boston is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Boston reach 43°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik), Nine Worlds (in Laugarvatn) and Geysir (Strokkur & Blesi). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Boston to Reykjavik by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Reykjavik when traveling from Boston in January, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Helsinki by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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