24 days in Ireland, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

24 days in Ireland, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

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24 days in Ireland, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Solvorn, Norway
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Heroy Municipality, Norway
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Loen, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Balestrand, Norway
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
10
Bergen, Norway
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
13
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
14
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
End: New York City, United States


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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 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Vigelandsparken. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, take a memorable tour with The Kon-Tiki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Oslo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Oslo at 18°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigelandsparken ©
Vigelandsparken

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, take in the waterfront at Fish Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), then take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, and finally go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bergen travel route tool .

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Bergen are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven

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.
You've now added Viking Valley (Njardarheimr) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bakka Church, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Viking Valley (Njardarheimr).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Flam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bergen to Flam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Solvorn.

Things to do in Flam

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Bakka Church, Viking Valley (Njardarheimr)
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Viking Valley (Njardarheimr) ©
Viking Valley (Njardarheimr)
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout

few
hours
Solvorn, Norway

Solvorn
To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Solvorn travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Flam to Solvorn in 2 hours. May in Solvorn sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toGeiranger.

Things to do in Solvorn

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, then make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, and finally make a trip to Flydalsjuvet.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger trip planner .

Traveling by car from Solvorn to Geiranger takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Seven Sisters ©
Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

1
night
Alesund, Norway

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.
Atlantic Sea Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Atlantic Sea Park, don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and then enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alesund trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Geiranger to Alesund in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Heroy Municipality.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Atlantic Sea Park ©
Atlantic Sea Park
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Alnes Lighthouse ©
Alnes Lighthouse

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hours
Heroy Municipality, Norway

Heroy Municipality ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakallegarden as well as Runde fuglereservat. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Hakallegarden, visit a coastal fixture at Runde Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Runde fuglereservat.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heroy Municipality online holiday planner .

Drive from Alesund to Heroy Municipality in 2 hours. In May in Heroy Municipality, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Loen.

Things to do in Heroy Municipality

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hakallegarden
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Runde fuglereservat ©
Runde fuglereservat
Hakallegarden ©
Hakallegarden

2
nights
Loen, Norway

Loen ©
Loen is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Olden kyrkje, steep yourself in history at Olden, then get great views at Loen Skylift, then admire the sheer force of Tvinnefossen Waterfall, and finally explore and take pictures at Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Loen road trip planner .

Drive from Heroy Municipality to Loen in 2 hours. In May in Loen, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Balestrand on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Loen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stryn, Olden kyrkje
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Olden ©
Olden
Tvinnefossen Waterfall ©
Tvinnefossen Waterfall
Olden kyrkje ©
Olden kyrkje

1
night
Balestrand, Norway

Balestrand
Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Olav's Church and then explore the striking landscape at Sognefjorden.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Balestrand trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Briksdalsbre to Balestrand takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Briksdalsbre in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Balestrand: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bergen.

Things to do in Balestrand

Outdoors Parks Trails
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hours
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bergen journey builder website .

Getting from Balestrand to Bergen by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen ©

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Fly from Bergen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bergen in May, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 22nd (Wed), get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Dublin Spire, get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally stroll through Phoenix Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dublin visit website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in May since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

2
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, pause for some photo ops at Titanic Memorial Garden, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park.

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Getting from Dublin to Cork by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Irish National Heritage Park, and then contemplate the long history of Hook Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Irish National Heritage Park, Rock of Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

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