20 days in Norway Itinerary

20 days in Norway Itinerary

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20 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Stavanger
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bergen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Flam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, sample the fine beverages at Oslo Handverksdestilleri, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Oslo to be colder, temps between 8°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

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.
Visit Sola Strand and Orre Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dalsnuten and Sjobadet Myklebust. Go for a jaunt from Stavanger to Tjelta to see Vigdelstranden about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ovre Holmegate, shop like a local with Touscene, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stavanger itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Stavanger, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sola Municipality, Orre Beach, Dalsnuten
Highlights from your plan
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Dalsnuten ©
Dalsnuten
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hardanger Fjord and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken and Susan Fosse Knitwear. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the waterfront at Bryggen.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bergen travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Highlights from your plan

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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Flam trip planner .

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bergen in December: high temperatures in Flam hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Naeroyfjord
Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout

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.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, then get great views at Flydalsjuvet, then stroll the grounds of Geiranger Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, then admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, and then stop by Geiranger Sjokolade.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger day trip tool .

Getting from Flam to Geiranger by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Flam in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geiranger: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Hiking in Bymarka, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Bakklandet Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, see the interesting displays at Rockheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, then ski along the peaceful trails at Elgsethytta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Babel Bok.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Trondheim trip maker tool .

You can drive from Geiranger to Trondheim in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town
Bymarka ©
Bymarka
Elgsethytta ©
Elgsethytta

3
nights
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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Trondheim to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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