19 days in Iceland, Holland & Germany Itinerary

19 days in Iceland, Holland & Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Iceland, Holland & Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Geysir, Iceland

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thingvellir National Park and Hraunfossar. Escape the urban bustle at Strokkur and Gullfoss. Change things up with a short trip to Hveradalir in Hveragerdi (about 1:15 hours away).

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir travel itinerary creator.

New York City, USA to Geysir is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Geysir. While traveling from New York City, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Geysir, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Skalholt Cathedral, Hveradalir, Thingvellir National Park, Hraunfossar
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss

3
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vik vacation planner.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

8
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: National Park Drents-Friese Wold (in Appelscha), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp) and Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), make a trip to Museumplein, and explore the galleries of Rembrandt House Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Amsterdam takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vik to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Zandvoort aan Zee, National Park Drents-Friese Wold, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion)
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Berlin Wall Memorial. There's more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tegeler See.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin travel planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Berlin are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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