21 days in Iceland & United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in Iceland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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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
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Big Ben and then don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London online journey builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to London is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in April, expect London to be colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Sky Lagoon, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bonus, and finally stop by Nordic Store.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from London to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. In April, Reykjavik is slightly colder than London - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn something new at Flora Culture House Akureyri. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse and then ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Akureyri attractions planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Akureyri are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skutustaoagigar. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Hljooaklettar, then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

Make your Reykjahlid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can 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 11th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave Vidgelmir, admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall, then boost your wellbeing at Krauma, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Barnafoss and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykholt trip itinerary builder app.

You can 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 April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Shop till you drop at Borough Market and Regent Street. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Fortnum & Mason. See even more of London: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, take a stroll through Holland Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

You can drive from Reykholt to London in 86 hours. Traveling from Reykholt in April, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Formby Beach and Crosby Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liverpool ONE and International Slavery Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Romans, contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, examine the collection at Quirky Quarter, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Manchester Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Peak Mountaineering and Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill. Change things up with a short trip to Mam Tor in Hope (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, look for gifts at Punk'n'Disorderly, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and steep yourself in history at Victoria Baths.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
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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