19 days in Iceland, Switzerland & Copenhagen Itinerary

19 days in Iceland, Switzerland & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 14th (Thu), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by foa, and finally get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Reykjavik. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 36°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hut, tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, and pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Reykjavik to Zermatt in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Zermatt is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, fly down the slopes at Bussalp, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Lion Monument). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), visit Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online journey planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Copenhagen ZOO, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, Copenhagen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

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