15 days in Switzerland, Scotland & Norway Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Scotland & Norway Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  12 h
2
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1
day
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva itinerary planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Geneva is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Geneva. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde

3
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Talisker Beach and Dunscaith Castle. Get in touch with nature at Skye Adventure and Lealt Falls. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Trumpan Church, steep yourself in history at St. Columba's Isle, see the interesting displays at Colbost Folk Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Geneva to Isle of Skye in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Isle of Skye. When traveling from Geneva in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Uig Pottery ©
Uig Pottery
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and Almond Valley Heritage Trust. Your inner history buff will appreciate Traquair House & Brewery and St Fillans Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Glenkinchie Distillery (in Pencaitland) and St. Boswells (Dryburgh Abbey & Scott's View). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at National Mining Museum Scotland and steep yourself in history at Dalkeith Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

St. Boswells, Glenkinchie Distillery, Traquair House & Brewery, Dalkeith Palace, National Mining Museum Scotland
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National Mining Museum Scotland ©
National Mining Museum Scotland
Dryburgh Abbey ©
Dryburgh Abbey
Traquair House & Brewery ©
Traquair House & Brewery

1
night
Oslo, Norway

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate, then explore the activities along Sognsvann Lake, then see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and finally admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, step off the mainland to explore Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ljan Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo route planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Oslo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen
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Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum)

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nights
Tromso, Norway

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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleri Nord and The Polar Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Tromso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galleri Nord ©
Galleri Nord

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