17 days in Norway Itinerary

17 days in Norway Itinerary

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17 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Tromso
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bergen
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Stavanger
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Oslo
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Tromso

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Wandering Owl has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arctic Cathedral, get outside with Active Tromso AS, explore the activities along Prestvannet Lake, and see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso tour itinerary maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Tromso is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tromso. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Tromso: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Active Tromso ©
Active Tromso
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Wandering Owl ©
Wandering Owl

4
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.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), take in the waterfront at Fish Market, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and steep yourself in history at Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bergen travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tromso in September, with highs in Bergen at 59°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Kongeparken. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, get engrossed in the history at Norwegian Canning Museum, pause for some photo ops at Broken Column, and step off the mainland to explore Flor & Fjære.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Stavanger trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Stavanger takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kongeparken
Highlights from your plan
Kongeparken ©
Kongeparken
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, sightseeing, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, explore the activities along Oslo Fjord, ponder the world of politics at Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus), and see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in September, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

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