10 days in Bergen, Oslo & Tromso Itinerary

10 days in Bergen, Oslo & Tromso Itinerary

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10 days in Bergen, Oslo & Tromso Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Tromso
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Hardanger Fjord and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Bryggen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, examine the collection at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Bergen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Bergen hover around 60°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

3
nights
Oslo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vigeland Museum and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Oscarsborg Fortress and Da Vinci-broen. There's much more to do: stroll through Nordmarka, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, and examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Oslo road trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Bergen in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Vinci-broen
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka

2
nights
Tromso

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, then admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tromso road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Tromso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in July: highs in Tromso hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum

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