12 days in Saudi Arabia & Western Norway Itinerary

12 days in Saudi Arabia & Western Norway Itinerary

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly to Alesund, Bus to Geiranger
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andalsnes, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally don't miss a visit to Masjid Al Ghamamah. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Masjid Jummah, steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Medina online attractions planner.

Jeddah to Medina is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Jeddah in August, you will find days in Medina are a bit warmer (51°C), and nights are about the same (38°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Geiranger, Norway

— 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, get outside with Storseterfossen, and then take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Geiranger planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Medina to Geiranger in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Medina to Geiranger is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Medina in August, with highs in Geiranger at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Andalsnes, Norway

— 2 nights
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head outdoors with Nesaksla, make a trip to Rampestreken, then cruise along Trollstigen, and finally admire the sheer force of Stigfossen Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): hike along Romsdalseggen.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Andalsnes online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Andalsnes takes 2.5 hours. August in Andalsnes sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Forsand Municipality, Norway

— 1 night
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Hogsfjorden, get great views at Pulpit Rock, and then go for a walk through Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Andalsnes to Forsand Municipality takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stavanger.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Stavanger, Norway

— 1 night

Oil Capital

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.
On the 17th (Tue), engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then don't miss a visit to Flor & Fjære, then contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Touscene.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stavanger online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. August in Stavanger sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 18th (Wed), learn something new at Stine Hoff Kunstglass, view the masterpieces at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, shop like a local with Dmg Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bergen trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Flam, Norway

— 2 nights
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord and then look for gifts at Flam Store Exclusive.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Flam trip planner.

Drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Flam sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Saudi Arabia travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.

Western Norway travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Flea Markets · Historic Walking Areas
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.