20 days in Norway Itinerary

20 days in Norway Itinerary

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20 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Tromso
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h
2
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Alesund
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Geiranger
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Balestrand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
6
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Stavanger
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Oslo
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  9 h
End: Cluj-Napoca

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prestvannet Lake, Tromso Museum and Tromso Botaniske Hage. On the 1st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, examine the collection at Tromso Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Prestvannet Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, and then examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tromso itinerary maker tool .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Tromso is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Tromso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, you will find days in Tromso are cooler (13°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©

2
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lade Church, Lademoen Kirke, Ilen Kirke, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways, admire the striking features of Stiftsgarden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ilen Kirke, then take in the views from Old Town Bridge, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Tyholttarnet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lademoen Kirke, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lade Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim travel planner.

Getting from Tromso to Trondheim by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tromso in September: highs in Trondheim hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress

1
night
Alesund

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aalesund Church. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aalesund Church, and finally make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alesund journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Alesund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Alesund are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Aalesund Church ©
Aalesund Church

3
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jostedalsbreen National Park as well as Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord, take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Alesund to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. In September in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Balestrand.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Jostedalsbreen National Park
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters

2
nights
Balestrand

Balestrand ©
Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hopperstad stavkirke, Gaularfjellet, Aurlandsdalen, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Kaupanger Stave Church and then hike along Aurlandsdalen. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Sognefjorden, take a memorable drive along Gaularfjellet, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hopperstad stavkirke.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Balestrand trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Geiranger to Balestrand in 5 hours. Traveling from Geiranger in September, expect nights in Balestrand to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Bergen.

Things to do in Balestrand

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sogn og Fjordane, Kaupanger Stave Church, Aurlandsdalen
Highlights from your plan
Aurlandsdalen ©
Aurlandsdalen
Sognefjorden ©
Sognefjorden
Gaularfjellet ©
Gaularfjellet

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Mary's Church, Bryggens Museum, Bergenhus Fortress, and other attractions. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Bryggen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bergen road trip planning app .

Getting from Balestrand to Bergen by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Balestrand in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bergen, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

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

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lysefjord, Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), then pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stavanger Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord and then contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stavanger trip builder tool .

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Stavanger are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslofjord, The Nobel Peace Center, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, contemplate the long history of Det Kongelige Slott, and get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in September, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Oslo

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

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