12 days in Norway Itinerary

12 days in Norway Itinerary

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12 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Kristiansand
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Trondheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Andalsnes
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Geiranger
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Alesund
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Charlotte

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, walk around Vigeland Park, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary builder site.

Charlotte, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect nights in Oslo to be much colder, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

1
night
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Dyreparken and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Baneheia.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kristiansand trip maker website.

Fly from Oslo to Kristiansand in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kristiansand can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Dyreparken ©
Dyreparken
Baneheia ©
Baneheia

1
night
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 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Bakklandet Old Town, then trek along Bymarka, then steep yourself in history at Nidaros Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Old Town Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Trondheim journey planner.

Fly from Kristiansand to Trondheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Trondheim

Neighborhoods Parks Trails
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Bakklandet ©
Bakklandet
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge

1
night
Andalsnes

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. On the 13th (Mon), hike along Romsdalseggen, then explore and take pictures at Trollstigen, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Stigfossen Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Andalsnes trip maker site.

Getting from Trondheim to Andalsnes by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Andalsnes can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Trollstigen
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen
Stigfossen Waterfall ©
Stigfossen Waterfall

1
night
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger trip builder website.

Getting from Andalsnes to Geiranger by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top, make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and then take in the awesome beauty at Aksla Mountain.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alesund trip planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Alesund by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top
Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, shop like a local with DMG GALLERY, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Market.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bergen day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Alesund to Bergen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bergen are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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