29 days in Lisbon, Iceland & Tokyo Itinerary

29 days in Lisbon, Iceland & Tokyo Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 9 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 9 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). On the 19th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 6 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Hvolsvollur (Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss & Nauthusagil Waterfall), Grindavik (Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano & Blue Lagoon) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, make a trip to Perlan, and admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

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

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Reykjavik takes 10 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.
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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 2nd (Wed): take in a show at Lava Show, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik road trip site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Blesi.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip planning tool.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 9 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), JRA Horseracing Museum (in Fuchu) and Ikuta Ryokuchi Rose Garden (in Kawasaki). Have a day of magic on the 6th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo visit planner.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Tokyo in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Blaskogabyggd in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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