11 days in Norway Itinerary

11 days in Norway Itinerary

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11 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Oslo
— 2 nights
2
Lillehammer
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy, and then stroll through Oslomarka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then examine the collection at The Nobel Peace Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel route planner .

Washington DC, USA to Oslo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also 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. In October, Oslo is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 52°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Lillehammer

Lillehammer ©
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): cool off at Hunderfossen Familiepark. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sjusjoen Ski Center, then browse the exhibits of Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek, and then see the interesting displays at The Energy Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lillehammer day trip planning app .

Getting from Oslo to Lillehammer by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oslo in October, with highs in Lillehammer at 41°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sjusjoen Ski Center
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Hunderfossen Familiepark ©
Hunderfossen Familiepark
Sjusjoen Ski Center ©
Sjusjoen Ski Center
The Energy Center ©
The Energy Center

3
nights
Tromso

Tromso ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tromso Flexitour and Grotfjord. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tromso Museum and Lone Slydahl. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Telegrafbukta Beach, explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Catholic Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Arctic Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tromso trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lillehammer to Tromso takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromso Museum ©
Tromso Museum
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gronevika, then browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fantoft Stavkirke. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Hardanger Fjord.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tromso to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Bergen is a bit warmer than Tromso - with highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

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