15 days in Switzerland, Scotland & Norway Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Scotland & Norway Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Scotland & Norway Itinerary

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
bus + train:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, examine the collection at Chateau de Penthes, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then get a taste of the local shopping with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva holiday planning site .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April; daily highs in Geneva reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Vieux-Carouge ©
Vieux-Carouge

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.
Get some cultural insight at Dunscaith Castle and Trumpan Church. Visit Dun Beag Broch and St. Columba's Isle for their historical value. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Talisker Beach, admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, examine the collection at Colbost Folk Museum, and get outside with Skye Adventure.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Geneva to Isle of Skye takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Geneva in April, plan for little chillier days in Isle of Skye, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at National Mining Museum Scotland and Almond Valley Heritage Trust. Do some cultural sightseeing at Traquair House & Brewery and Scott's View. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenkinchie Distillery (in Pencaitland), Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (in Coatbridge) and Dryburgh Abbey (in St. Boswells). There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at St Fillans Church and contemplate the long history of Dalkeith Palace.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh by combination of bus and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish 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, Dalkeith Palace, National Mining Museum Scotland, Almond Valley Heritage Trust, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
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Traquair House & Brewery ©
Traquair House & Brewery
Almond Valley Heritage Trust ©
Almond Valley Heritage Trust

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.
On the 13th (Sat), wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate, stroll through Sognsvann Lake, then examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, then head off the coast to Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ljan Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo vacation planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen
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Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake
Ostbanehallen ©
Ostbanehallen

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fjellheisen Tromso. The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) and Galleri Nord are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Tromso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oslo in April, you will find days in Tromso are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to 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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