15 days in Norway Itinerary

15 days in Norway Itinerary

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15 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  10 h 45 min
3
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Flam
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Astrup Fearnley Museet and Aker Brygge. Viking Ship Museum and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Vigelandsparken, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oslo travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Oslo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Oslo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect nights in Oslo to be much colder, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet

3
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Shop till you drop at The Glasblower At Vikten and Northern Norway Art Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Haukland Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leknes: Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum (in Svolvaer) and Reinebringen (in Reine). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uttakleiv Beach, take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, and head off the coast to Lofoten Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Leknes trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Oslo to Leknes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for little chillier days in Leknes, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Svolvaer, Reinebringen, Lofotr Viking Museum, Lofoten Island, The Glasblower At Vikten
Highlights from your plan
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Seven Sisters and Flydalsjuvet. Step out of the city life by going to Geiranger Fjord and Active Geiranger. Step out of Geiranger with an excursion to Gudbrandsjuvet in Valldal--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, explore the different monuments and memorials at Geiranger Church, and see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Geiranger journey maker site .

Getting from Leknes to Geiranger by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. When traveling from Leknes in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Geiranger, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gudbrandsjuvet
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

1
night
Flam

Flam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and finally explore the activities along Naeroyfjord.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Flam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Stegastein Lookout, Naeroyfjord
Highlights from your plan
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Flaamsbana Museet ©
Flaamsbana Museet

3
nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Head to KODE Art Museums of Bergen and Fish Marketfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's more to do: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bergen trip planner .

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord

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