10 days in Reykjavik & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Reykjavik & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Reykjavik & Paris Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then browse the exhibits of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool .

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Reykjavik at 49°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ytri Tunga Beach
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chartres Cathedral and Chateau of Coucy. Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne), Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly) and Champagne Dom Caudron (in Passy-Grigny). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, do a tasting at Champagne Le Gallais, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday maker app .

Getting from Reykjavik to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Chateau of Coucy, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Champagne Le Gallais
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Chateau of Coucy ©
Chateau of Coucy
Memorial de Dormans 14-18 ©
Memorial de Dormans 14-18
Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils ©
Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yntri Tunga Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Viking World.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Reykjavik in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 49°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Viking World, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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