17 days in Norway, Stockholm & Lauterbrunnen Itinerary

17 days in Norway, Stockholm & Lauterbrunnen Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Norheimsund, Norway
— 1 night
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Bus to Hellesylt, Ferry to Geiranger
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Newark


Bergen, Norway — 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lille Lungegaardsvannet.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip maker app.

Newark, USA to Bergen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Bergen is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in Bergen to be little chillier, around 52°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Norheimsund.
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Norheimsund, Norway — 1 night

Norheimsund is the administrative centre of the municipality of Kvam in Hordaland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Hardanger Akvasenter, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthuset Kabuso, then see the interesting displays at Hardanger Maritime Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, and finally fly down the slopes at Kvamskogen.

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Getting from Bergen to Norheimsund by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Norheimsund, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Flam.
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Flam, Norway — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Otternes Bygdetun, then hike along Flam Hiking AS, and then admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Flam trip builder tool.

Drive from Norheimsund to Flam in 2.5 hours. August in Flam sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 2 nights

Pearl of the North

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 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geiranger trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Flam to Geiranger by combination of bus and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. In August in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Alesund.
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Alesund, Norway — 1 night

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 8th (Tue): trek along Walk to Borgundgavlen, then hike along Tueneset and Hessabana, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Shetland Bus.

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Traveling by ferry from Geiranger to Alesund takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Alesund sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get in touch with nature at The Green Trails and Fjaderholmarna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skeppsholmen and Army Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

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Traveling by flight from Alesund to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Alesund in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Stockholm, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 4 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Get in touch with nature at St. Beatus Hoehlen and Staubbach Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Adelboden (Trottiland, Bergbahnen Engstligenalp AG, &more), Raron (Burgkirche Raron & Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). And it doesn't end there: trek along Via Ferrata, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and take in the awesome beauty at The Monch.

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Traveling by car from Stockholm to Lauterbrunnen takes 21 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.