13 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights


Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and St. Hanshaugen. Relax by the water at Huk and Soerenga Public Pool. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, stop by SebastienBruno Frogner, and take a stroll through Karl Johans gate.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Oslo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Oslo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, things will get much colder in Oslo: highs are around 8°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Grossmunster. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Altstadt Luzern (in Lucerne) and Lag da claus (in Sedrun). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Fly from Oslo to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oslo in December, Zurich is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Norway travel guide

History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.