11 days in Istanbul, Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul, Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Istanbul, Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), have some family-friendly fun at VR Games Zone, stroll around Vigeland Park, and get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oslo day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Oslo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
VR Games Zone ©
VR Games Zone
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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 30th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ring Road. Here are some ideas for day two: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and finally get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planner.

Getting from Oslo to Reykjavik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Ring Road, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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