9 days in Iceland, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Iceland, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online attractions planner .

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, Reykjavik is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 30th (Mon), get your game on at Museumphoto, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Amsterdam takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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