20 days in Sweden & Western Norway Itinerary

20 days in Sweden & Western Norway Itinerary

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20 days in Sweden & Western Norway Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Visby, Sweden
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
6
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Stryn, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Denver, United States

2
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tjoloholms Castle and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). We've included these beaches for you: Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Getteron 1:a vik. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), make a trip to Kvarnbyn, and meet the residents at Slottsskogen.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip itinerary app .

Denver, USA to Gothenburg is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Denver to Gothenburg, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in August; daily highs in Gothenburg reach 67°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Getteron 1:a vik, Kvarnbyn, Tjoloholms Castle
Highlights from your plan
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Volvo Museum ©
Volvo Museum

3
nights
Visby, Sweden

Visby ©
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Visiting Folhammar and Hogklint Naturreservat will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Visby City Wall and Lummelundagrottan. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum, tee off at Visby Golfklubb, steep yourself in history at St. Nicolai Ruin, and stop by Kranku Te & Kaffe.

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

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Visby takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Visby, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Visby Golfklubb, Folhammar
Highlights from your plan
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum
St. Nicolai Ruin ©
St. Nicolai Ruin

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Visit Langholmen and Soderbysjon for some beach relaxation. Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, stroll through Sodermalm, and get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Visby to Stockholm takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Sola Strand, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borestranden Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Flor & Fjære and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stavanger online trip planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Stavanger by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Stavanger are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Flam.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Borestranden Beach, Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden
Highlights from your plan
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden ©
Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden

1
night
Flam, Norway

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 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church. On your second day here, hike along Aurlandsdalen, contemplate the long history of Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Flam trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Stavanger to Flam by combination of taxi, bus, and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Stavanger in September; daily highs in Flam reach 55°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Laerdalsoyri, Aurlandsdalen, Naeroyfjord
Highlights from your plan
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Flaamsbana Museet ©
Flaamsbana Museet

2
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, and then get outside with Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geiranger trip tool .

Getting from Flam to Geiranger by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

1
night
Stryn, Norway

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 15th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Olden Activities, then contemplate the long history of Olden, and then take in the pleasant sights at Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen).

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Getting from Geiranger to Stryn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stryn

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Olden Activities
Highlights from your plan
Olden ©
Olden
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)
Olden Activities ©
Olden Activities

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then take an in-depth tour of Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bergen trip planner .

Getting from Stryn to Bergen by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. September in Bergen sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular

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