50 days in Medina, Amsterdam & Iceland Itinerary

50 days in Medina, Amsterdam & Iceland Itinerary

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 23 nights
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Hella, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 7 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Change things up with a short trip to Khyber Fort in Khaybar (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Medina trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Medina is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 11 hours. In April, Medina is warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 23 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, &more), The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more) and Delft (Markt, Hot Spot Doelenplein Delft, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and walk around Keukenhof.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip tool.

Getting from Medina to Amsterdam by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Medina in April, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 13:

Geysir, Iceland

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir holiday maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amsterdam to Geysir. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In May, Geysir is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Hella, Iceland

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at UNA Local Product, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hella itinerary planner.

Drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hella, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Vik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftareldahraun, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's lots more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

— 4 nights
Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Selatangar), Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 31:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.