21 days in Iceland & United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in Iceland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykholt, Iceland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London visit planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Jakarta in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Reykjavik.
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Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bonus, and finally cruise along Ring Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from London to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Akureyri.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pick up some new knowledge with Flora Culture House Akureyri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse and then ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akureyri online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Shopping · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave and then explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hljooaklettar, take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

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You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Reykholt.
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Reykholt, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. On the 9th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Barnafoss, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja, then test the waters at Krauma, and finally admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall.

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Drive from Reykjahlid to Reykholt in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Reykholt can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll set off for London on the 10th (Mon).
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Borough Market and Holland Park. Head to Fortnum & Mason and Regent Streetfor some retail therapy. See even more of London: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip site.

Traveling by car from Reykholt to London takes 86 hours. Traveling from Reykholt in July, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like International Slavery Museum and Crosby Beach. Escape the urban bustle at The Romans and Formby Beach. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, examine the collection at Quirky Quarter, steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and take in panoramic vistas at St Johns Beacon.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Manchester Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Peak Mountaineering and Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill. Step out of Manchester to go to Hope and see Mam Tor, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Manchester Gin Distillery, contemplate the long history of Victoria Baths, stop by Punk'n'Disorderly, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Manchester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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Lake Myvatn travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.
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