57 days in Oslo, Hesse & Groningen Province Itinerary

57 days in Oslo, Hesse & Groningen Province Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 33 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 7 nights
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Fulda, Germany
— 5 nights
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Kassel, Germany
— 5 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Oslo, Norway

— 33 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Viking Ship Museum and Fram Museum. Get some cultural insight at Vigeland Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Change things up with these side-trips from Oslo: Skjellvika (in Sandefjord) and Hallanderiet (in Son). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, and get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oslo online trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Oslo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antwerp in September, expect Oslo to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 7 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Appreciate the collections at Stadel Museum and Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Liebieghaus and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Alice - Denkmal (in Darmstadt), Messel Pit Fossil Site (in Messel) and Neroberg (in Wiesbaden). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Romer, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturpark Hochtaunus, walk around Aboretum Main-Taunus, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Frankfurt takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Frankfurt is a bit warmer than Oslo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Fulda.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fulda, Germany

— 5 nights
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Visit Fulda Cathedral and Kloster Frauenberg for their historical value. Erlebniswelt-Blockflote and Wortreich will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Fulda's surroundings by going to Schwalmer Dorfmuseum Holzburg (in Schrecksbach), Naturschutzgebiet Rahden (in Wildeck) and Frauenberg Ruine (in Ebsdorfergrund). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schlossgarten Fulda, make a trip to Paulustor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerinnenabtei zur Hl. Maria, and steep yourself in history at Stiftsruine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fulda online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Fulda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Fulda, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kassel.

Things to do in Fulda

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kassel, Germany

— 5 nights

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
Visit Ruine Weidelsburg and Schloss Wilhelmshohe for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Weinbergbunker Kassel and Museum Korbach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kassel: WildtierPark Edersee (in Edertal), Bergwildpark (in Germerode) and NationalparkZentrum Kellerwald (in Vohl). There's much more to do: walk around Bergpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tylenturm, step into the grandiose world of Rapunzelturm, and explore the activities along Edersee.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kassel trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Fulda to Kassel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kassel can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Kassel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Groningen, The Netherlands

— 6 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groninger Museum and Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen. Kamp Westerbork and Poptaslot/Heringastate will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groningen: Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte), Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Groningen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kassel to Groningen takes 4 hours. October in Groningen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hesse travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Though relatively small in size, Hesse is not only rich in tradition, culture, and art, but also in numerous modern tourist attractions. This is one of the country's most prosperous regions. It includes the city of Frankfurt, a global financial powerhouse renowned for its futuristic skyline. The region is known for its outstanding public transportation, high quality of life, leafy parks, and lively nightlife. The city streets are lined with small cafes, innovative museums, bustling beer halls, and an array of other places to visit while in town. Hesse also contains huge green areas interspersed with lush river valleys and pristine national parks. Its quiet countryside surrounds hillside villages and medieval towns. Be sure to indulge in some of the local specialties while on your holiday: outstanding white wines, apple ciders, and a wide range of award-winning cheeses.

Groningen Province travel guide

3.9
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Groningen is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands. It borders on Friesland to the west, Drenthe to the south, the German state of Niedersachsen (districts of Leer and Emsland) to the east, and the Wadden Sea to the north. In 2014, it had a population of 582,640 and a total area of 2960km2.The area was subsequently part of Frisia, the Frankish Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Dutch Republic, which is the precursor state of the Netherlands. In the 14th century, the city of Groningen became a member of the Hanseatic League.The capital of the province and the seat of the provincial government is the city of Groningen. Since 2016, René Paas has been the King's Commissioner in the province. A coalition of the Labour Party, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Democrats 66, and ChristianUnion forms the executive branch. The province is divided into 23 municipalities.

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