20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, stop by Hidden People Iceland, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in September, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Trafalgar Square. There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in September: high temperatures in London hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Jardin des Tuileries. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planning tool.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Mount Lycabettus. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Citadel and Treasury of Atreus). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Athens is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lagos, Portugal

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Swan Day Spa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, head outdoors with Praia da Batata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Lagos takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Lagos, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.