15 days in Norway Itinerary

15 days in Norway Itinerary

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15 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Genoa
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Stavanger
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kristiansand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Lillehammer
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Oslo
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Genoa

5
nights
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Borestranden Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Orre Beach and Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Kongeparken. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sola Strand, steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stavanger tour itinerary planner .

Genoa, Italy to Stavanger is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Genoa in August: high temperatures in Stavanger hover around 21°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, Kongeparken, Orre Beach, Borestranden Beach
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Jaeren ©
Jaeren

1
night
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church, stop by Randesund Candle Foundry and Gift Shop, and then make a splash at Dyreparken.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kristiansand travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Stavanger to Kristiansand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Kristiansand, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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Dyreparken ©
Dyreparken
Som Church ©
Som Church

1
day
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kristiansand to Leknes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kristiansand in August: highs in Leknes hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Leknes

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lofotr Viking Museum
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

1
night
Lillehammer

Lillehammer ©
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a splash at Hunderfossen Familiepark. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, then enjoy some diversion at Hakons Hall Sport Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek, and finally contemplate the long history of Maihaugen Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lillehammer road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leknes to Lillehammer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Leknes in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Lillehammer. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Oslo.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Trails Winter Sports Wildlife
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Hunderfossen Eventyrpark ©
Hunderfossen Eventyrpark
Maihaugen Open-Air Museum ©
Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

5
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.
Family-friendly places like The Kon-Tiki Museum and The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Bygdøy and Street Art at Ingens gate. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, look for gifts at Outland Oslo, take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Rådhuset.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Lillehammer to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lillehammer in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Karl Johans gate ©
Karl Johans gate
Street Art at Ingens gate ©
Street Art at Ingens gate

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