10 days in Istanbul, Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul, Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Istanbul, Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

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

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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.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

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 changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. You'll set off for Oslo on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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2
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.
Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Oslo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Oslo hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

6
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Blaskogabyggd (Gullfoss Falls & Haukadalur) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

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

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for slightly colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Thermal Spas, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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