60 days Reykjavik, Helsinki & Warsaw Itinerary Itinerary

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New York City, United States
Fly:
15​h 30​min
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 22 days
23 nights
bus + Fly:
6​h 45​min
Helsinki, Finland
— 17 days
18 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Warsaw, Poland
— 18 days
18 nights
Fly:
18​h 45​min
New York City, United States

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22
days
Reykjavik, Iceland


Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kerid Crater. Visit Strandarkirkja and Hallgrimskirkja for their historical value. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Borgarnes (Hafnarfjall mountain, Blomasetrid, & more) and The House at Eyrarbakki (in Eyrarbakki). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Thingvellir National Park. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Golden Circle Route. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Settlement Exhibition, take an in-depth tour of Saga Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get impressive views of Hekla.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 41°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks, Nature, Museums, Tours
SIDE TRIPS : Keflavik, Borgarnes, South Region, Akranes, Selfoss
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17
days
Helsinki, Finland


Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Visit The Esplanadi Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and National Museum of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Porvoo (Willatar, The Runeberg Home, & more). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

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You can fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Helsinki

Sightseeing, Museums, Historic Sites, Theme Parks
SIDE TRIPS : Lahti, Porvoo, Haemeenlinna, Tuusula, Parola
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18
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Warsaw, Poland


Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town Market Square and The Royal Castle in Warsaw. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). Get out of town with these interesting Warsaw side-trips: Lodz (Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Piotrkowska Street, & more), Skansen W Maurzycach (in Maurzyce) and Plock (Muzeum Diecezjalne, Museum of Masovia, & more). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Kampinos National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, don't miss a visit to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), and contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Warsaw

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Museums
SIDE TRIPS : Lodz, Plock, Skansen W Maurzycach, Kampinos National Park, Romanticism Epoch Museum
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