36 days in Western Europe Itinerary

36 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Kristiansand
— 6 nights
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Grimstad
— 5 nights
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Skien
— 4 nights
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Rjukan
— 3 nights
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Alesund
— 4 nights
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Molde
— 3 nights
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Averoy Municipality
— 1 night
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Andalsnes
— 3 nights
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Geiranger
— 6 nights
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Kristiansand — 6 nights

Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kristiansand: Spangereid (Jentan pa Baly & Lindesnes Fyr). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Dyreparken, see the interesting displays at Kristiansand Museum, don't miss a visit to Fiskebrygga, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kristiansand Domkirke.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kristiansand holiday maker site.

Rzeszow, Poland to Kristiansand is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rzeszow in June; daily highs in Kristiansand reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grimstad.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Grimstad — 5 nights

Grimstad is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Grimstad: Tromoy Church (in Arendal) and Risor Kirke (in Risor). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Homborsund Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Grimstad's Archipelago, and examine the collection at Norwegian Museum of Horticulture.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grimstad road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kristiansand to Grimstad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Skien.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Skien — 4 nights

Skien is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway. Get out of town with these interesting Skien side-trips: Langesund (Langoytangen fyr & The Olav Church Ruin) and Ovre Verket Handverkstun (in Nome Municipality). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at The Telemark Canal, get engrossed in the history at Telemark Museum, Head underground at Saint Michael's Cave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Skien Kirke.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Skien trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Grimstad to Skien by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grimstad in July since evenings lows in Skien dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rjukan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Rjukan — 3 nights

Rjukan is a town and the administrative centre of Tinn municipality in Telemark, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Rjukan: Notodden (Heddal Stave Church & Heddal bygdetun). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gaustatoppen, experience rural life at Selstali Seter, and see the interesting displays at Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rjukan trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Skien to Rjukan in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Skien in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rjukan, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Alesund.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Alesund — 4 nights

A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Alesund is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Shetland Bus, tour on your own time with Self-Guided Tours & Rentals, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aksla Mountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alesund trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Rjukan to Alesund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rjukan in July: highs in Alesund hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Molde.
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Molde — 3 nights

Molde is a city and municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Molde: Tingvollost (in Torjulvagen) and The Fjord Route (in Kristiansund). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Varden the Molde Panorama, take a spin around town with Molde adventure center, trek along Hjertoya Island Nature Trail, and see the interesting displays at Romsdal Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Molde trip planner.

You can drive from Alesund to Molde in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Molde can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Averoy Municipality.
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Side Trips

Averoy Municipality — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Eldhusoya and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Road.

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Getting from Molde to Averoy Municipality by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andalsnes.
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Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Andalsnes — 3 nights

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. When in Andalsnes, make a side trip to see Mardalsfossen in Nesset Municipality, approximately Nesset Municipality away. On the 24th (Sun), hike the day away at Romsdalseggen. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Nesaksla, take in the dramatic scenery at Stigfossen Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Rampestreken.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Andalsnes trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Averoy Municipality to Andalsnes in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger — 6 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Spend the 27th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, get outside with Storseterfossen, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Vest-Agder travel guide

4.4
Zoos · Room Escape Games · Lighthouses
Take a trip to Vest-Agder for proof that Norway is not all arctic climate and icy scenery. The southernmost tip of the country, known as "The California of Norway," is one of the country’s warmest regions, and even in winter temperatures rarely dip far below freezing. During the summer, hitting the beach and sailing are the things to do in the area. Most of Vest-Agder’s settlements are located on the coast, including its largest city, Kristiansand. It’s a vibrant multicultural center of industry and arts, with a selection of sights to visit. The city’s zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole country. Other coastal towns harbor a more relaxed atmosphere, and further inland you can explore a tranquil landscape dotted with numerous lakes.
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Aust-Agder travel guide

4.1
Hiking Trails · Zoos · Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Telemark travel guide

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Mountains · Churches · Specialty Museums
Bø is a municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Midt-Telemark. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Bø i Telemark ("Bø in Telemark"). Bø has been a parish since ancient times and became a municipality in 1838. The area of Lunde was separated from Bø in 1867 to become a separate municipality. Bø has a population of 5,977 (2015).Bø's economy is mainly based on agriculture, forestry, tourism, education and public administration. Bø was formerly the seat of Telemark University College and is now home to one of the principal campuses of the larger University College of Southeast Norway, and has the character of a university town. Bø is well known for its cultural traditions within traditional music and artisanship, and its central position within Norwegian national romanticism with e.g. its Bunad traditions. Bø has several times been called "the most beautiful place on earth" in modern literature, e.g. in Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's story, En glad Gut ("A Happy Boy").

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More og Romsdal travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Landmarks · Lookouts
A land of waterfalls, mountains, hills, valleys, and some of Norway’s most famous fjords, More og Romsdal is the place to visit for those who enjoy nature's quiet beauty and dramatic splendor. Tour the fjords and glaciers, ski down the slopes, hike along unspoiled paths, and do some fishing in the region’s rich waters. One of the area’s main tourist attractions are the scenic roads, which are one of the best ways to travel through the magnificent landscape. The region’s larger cities like Kristiansund, Alesund, and Molde are old cultural centers with distinctive architecture, numerous art venues, and various festivals that take place throughout the year. They also offer a good selection of places for shopping, dining, and going out.
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