17 days in Norway, Sweden & Johannesburg Itinerary

17 days in Norway, Sweden & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 10 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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10
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get a sense of the local culture at Viking Ship Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). You'll get in some beach time at Huk and Hvervenbukta. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Gressvik to see Foten Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ingierstrand Beach, examine the collection at Munch Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip builder app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Oslo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Oslo is a bit cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Foten Beach
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Head to Fish Market and DMG GALLERYfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gunvor Handmade Illustration. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, take in the exciting artwork at Gategalleriet, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in September since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, then view the masterpieces at Fargfabriken, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stockholm day trip tool.

You can fly from Bergen to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Shopping Nature
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Sodermalm ©
Sodermalm
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

few
hours
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and then stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Johannesburg by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in September, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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