26 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

26 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

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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
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vigeland Museum and Vigeland Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, explore the activities along Oslofjord, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip 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. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in June, with highs in Oslo at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Losta, explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, and take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geiranger trip planning site.

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. When traveling from Oslo in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Geiranger: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Fish Market. Step out of Bergen with an excursion to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, shop like a local with Dmg Gallery, and get outside with God Tur.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bergen travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Bergen takes 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg), Interlaken (Harderkulm & The Mad Cow) and Old Town (in Zurich). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip website.

You can fly from Bergen to Lucerne in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to 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 in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Gornergrat and Gorner Gorge will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and snap pictures at Furi Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel app.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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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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