20 days in Western Norway Itinerary

20 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Stavanger
— 5 nights
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Bergen
— 4 nights
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Alesund
— 1 night
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Andalsnes
— 1 night
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
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Stryn
— 1 night
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Fjaerland
— 1 night
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Flam
— 4 nights
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Stavanger — 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Skagenkaien and Gamle Stavanger. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Stavanger Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stavanger: Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Orre Beach (in Orre). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate, appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell, enjoy the sand and surf at Sande Beach, and stroll through Sjobadet Myklebust.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Stavanger holiday app.

New Delhi, India to Stavanger is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Stavanger due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in August; daily highs in Stavanger reach 21°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Bergen.
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Bergen — 4 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Bryggen and St John's Church will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, appreciate the history behind Ludvig Holberg Statue, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and see the interesting displays at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Alesund.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Alesund — 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Sunnmore museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aalesunds Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alesund road trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Alesund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Alesund sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Andalsnes.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Andalsnes — 1 night

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rampestreken and then admire all the interesting features of Trollstigen.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Andalsnes trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Alesund to Andalsnes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger — 2 nights

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 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, and finally make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger itinerary maker.

Getting from Andalsnes to Geiranger by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stryn.
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Stryn — 1 night

Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Olden, take in the pleasant sights at Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Olden kyrkje.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stryn road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Stryn takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Fjaerland.
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Fjaerland — 1 night

On the 8th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Boeyabreen Glacier and then see the interesting displays at Glacier Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fjaerland journey maker.

Drive from Stryn to Fjaerland in 2 hours. Traveling from Stryn in September, Fjaerland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flam.
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Flam — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Flamsbana Museet and Stegastein Lookout. Borgund Stave Church and Kaupanger Stave Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Stalheimskleiva in Stalheim (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord and see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Flam road trip planning app.

You can drive from Fjaerland to Flam in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Western Norway travel guide

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Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.
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