17 days in Norway & Greater London Itinerary

17 days in Norway & Greater London Itinerary

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 7 nights
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
A holiday in Richmond-upon-Thames ensures a chance to enjoy one of Greater London's greenest, fanciest, and most spacious neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Richmond Lock and Weir, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, get to know the fascinating history of Kew Palace, then don't miss a visit to Teddington Lock, and finally walk around Richmond Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Ham Common, explore the historical opulence of Hampton Court Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Kedermister Library.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond-upon-Thames road trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Richmond-upon-Thames is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Richmond-upon-Thames due to the time zone difference. In September in Richmond-upon-Thames, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Richmond-upon-Thames

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Oslofjord, then walk around Vigeland Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo road trip planner.

You can fly from Richmond-upon-Thames to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond-upon-Thames to Oslo is 1 hour. In September, Oslo is a bit cooler than Richmond-upon-Thames - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Bergen, Norway

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, look for gifts at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then examine the collection at Theta Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bergen trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in September, Bergen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Trondheim, Norway

— 2 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral, make a trip to Old Town Bridge, then examine the collection at Rockheim, then brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, and finally grab your bike and head to Sykkelheisen Trampe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Trondheim online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Svolvaer, Norway

— 7 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Change things up with these side-trips from Svolvaer: Rambergstranda Beach (in Ramberg), Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand) and Lofotr Viking Museum (in Bostad). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, take in the awesome beauty at Floya, examine the collection at Hurtigruten Museum, and take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Svolvaer day trip planner.

You can fly from Trondheim to Svolvaer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. In September in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Greater London travel guide

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Gardens · Parks · Entertainment Centers
Densely populated Greater London bustles with the energy, as more than 8.6 million of its residents go about their daily lives. A trip to Greater London offers chances to not only explore the center of the city, but also the many boroughs that surround it, each boasting its own distinctive character. From extensive museums and iconic historical buildings to a pumping nightlife scene and ever-expanding cafe culture, the diverse capital of the United Kingdom has something to offer any visitor. Getting around during a Greater London holiday is a breeze, with the city's famed underground rail network--affectionately known as "the tube"--providing comprehensive connections throughout the city.

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.

Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums