26 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

26 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly to Alesund, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Doha

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Oslo, Norway — 5 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), stroll around Vigeland Park, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo attractions planner.

Doha, Qatar to Oslo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Oslo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in June; daily highs in Oslo reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Geiranger, Norway — 3 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flydalsjuvet, and hike along Losta.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Oslo to Geiranger in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in June, you will find days in Geiranger are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bergen.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Herdla to see Gone Paddling AS about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, get outside with God Tur, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Bergen takes 7.5 hours. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lucerne.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland — 6 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis (in Engelberg), Interlaken (Harderkulm, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

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Traveling by flight from Bergen to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bergen in July, with highs in Lucerne at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 3 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails
Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat, tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Lakes Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Norway travel guide

4.2
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.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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