33 days in United Kingdom, United States & Iceland Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom, United States & Iceland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Luton, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Nashville, United States
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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Franklin, United States
— 1 night
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Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hampstead Heath and Kensington Gardens. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Primrose Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner.

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to London is minus 8 hours. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): browse the different shops at Bonus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, then take in the dramatic natural features at Geothermal Area Krysuvik, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from London to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik, Iceland — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik route tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri, Iceland — 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Dettifoss Waterfall and Goðafoss Waterfall. Get outdoors at Whale Watching Hjalteyri and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi), Hljooaklettar (in Nordurthing) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Husavik). There's still lots to do: get outside with Hofdi, examine the collection at Akureyri Museum, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri attractions planning website.

Getting from Vik to Akureyri by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luton.
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Luton, United Kingdom — 1 day

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, 20mi east of Aylesbury, 14mi west of Stevenage, 30mi northwest of London, and 22mi southeast of Milton Keynes.London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of Britain's major airports. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along Ivinghoe Beacon.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luton holiday planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Luton in 84 hours. Traveling from Akureyri in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Luton: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): hike along Lands End, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Luton to San Francisco. Traveling from Luton to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luton in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 3 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 10th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Escape the urban bustle at Giant Forest and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moro Rock Trail and Generals Hwy. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Meadow Rd, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Nashville.
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Nashville, United States — 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step off the beaten path and head to Radnor Lake State Park and Tennessee State Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Bledsoe Creek State Park (in Gallatin) and Diamond Caverns (in Park City). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, snap pictures at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Nashville tour website.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Nashville by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Nashville, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States — 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Newfound Gap Road and Fighting Creek Trail. Visiting Porters Creek Trail and Charlies Bunion will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Middle Prong Trail, hike along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and admire the sheer force of Meigs Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Franklin.
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Franklin, United States — 1 night

More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): experience rural life at Gentry's Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crockett Park, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally sample the fine beverages at Company Distilling.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Franklin driving holiday site.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Franklin with the Route module. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Franklin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Franklin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip site.

You can fly from Franklin to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Franklin to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Franklin in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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

4.5
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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United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
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