15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway vacation planner

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Bergen
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Alesund
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Stavanger
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Chicago

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Bryggen and St. Mary's Church. Take a break from Bergen with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika, take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Market, and examine the collection at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bergen trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Bergen is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Bergen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Bergen to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

1
night
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 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Waldehuset Museum, thentrek along Tueneset and Hessabana, thenappreciate the history behind Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Alesund day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Alesund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August in Alesund, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waldehuset Museum ©
Waldehuset Museum

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Active Geiranger and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, hike along Korsmyra - Hiking Track, thentake in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Geiranger trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alesund to Geiranger takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Geiranger are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

5
nights
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Escape the urban bustle at Orre Beach and Sande Beach. Relax by the water at Borestranden Beach and Ogna Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Stavanger: Varhaug Old Churchyard (in Varhaug) and Sandvesanden (in Sandve). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sjobadet Myklebust, shop like a local with Touscene, enjoy the sand and surf at Vaulen Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boraunen Boulder.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stavanger sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Geiranger to Stavanger takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandnes, Sola Municipality, Varhaug Old Churchyard, Sandvesanden, Sande Beach
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach

Similar Plans

16 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Oslo & Western Norway BY A USER FROM QATAR May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM FINLAND May, teens, popular sights Preferences: May, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans