16 days in Norway Itinerary

16 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway attractions planner

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Stavanger
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Bergen
— 3 nights
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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Alta
— 1 night
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Oslo
— 5 nights
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Stavanger

— 2 nights

Oil Capital

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sverd i fjell and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Stavanger to go to Rennesoy Municipality and see Utstein Kloster, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ovre Holmegate, shop like a local with Touscene, steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, and get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Stavanger trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Stavanger is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Glasgow to Stavanger, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Stavanger sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bergen

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stoltzekleiven and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, get engrossed in the history at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Tromso

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, and kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tromso travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Tromso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bergen in November; daily highs in Tromso reach 2°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alta

— 1 night
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Alta trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Alta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Tromso in November, things will get slightly colder in Alta: highs are around 0°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Oslo

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Nordmarka and Akerselva River. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), walk around Vigeland Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Stortinget.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oslo attractions planning site.

Fly from Alta to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alta in November: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 9°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty 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.