12 days in Norway Itinerary

12 days in Norway Itinerary

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Start: Sofia
Fly:  8 h
1
Oslo
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Geiranger
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Bergen
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Stavanger
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Sofia

4
nights
Oslo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oslomarka and Ingierstrand Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oslo travel planning site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Oslo is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in September, things will get slightly colder in Oslo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norwegian Fjord Centre and Geiranger Church. Step out of the city life by going to Geiranger Fjord and The Seven Sisters. Change things up with a short trip to Herdalssetra in Norddal (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, and explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geiranger planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Oslo to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Herdalssetra
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

1
night
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 8th (Tue), view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, take in the exciting artwork at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally make a trip to Fish Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Geiranger to Bergen in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Geiranger in October, Bergen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

3
nights
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Stavanger and Stavanger Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Lysefjord and Rogaland Arboret. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sola Strand, get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, have fun and explore at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and take in the exciting artwork at Touscene.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip itinerary app.

Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Rogaland Arboret
Highlights from your plan
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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