17 days in Norway Itinerary

17 days in Norway Itinerary

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17 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Stavanger
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Kristiansand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Oslo
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Polaria and Northern Norwegian Science Center. Step off the beaten path and head to The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tromso is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tromso is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, expect Tromso to be colder, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Norwegian Science Center ©
Northern Norwegian Science Center
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, have fun and explore at Myte Illustrations, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and finally explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Galleri S.E, stop by Fabelflora, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bergen online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Bergen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tromso in January: high temperatures in Bergen hover around 4°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter ©
VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter
KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Orre Beach and Vaulen Beach. Head to Byrkjedalstunet Lys and Julebyen Egersundfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Stavanger to go to Kleppe and see Borestranden Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Touscene, don't miss a visit to Paseo por la calle, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Gann, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Godalen Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Stavanger are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Julebyen Egersund, Borestranden Beach, Byrkjedalstunet Lys, Galleri Gann, Orre Beach
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Byrkjedalstunet Lys ©
Byrkjedalstunet Lys
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach

2
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Grimstad's Archipelago, buy something for everyone on your list at Lillemarkens Shopping, and then explore the galleries of Kristiansand Kunsthall. On your second day here, shop like a local with Galleri Bi-Z, then look for gifts at Annas Rom, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally shop like a local with Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kristiansand trip builder .

You can take a train from Stavanger to Kristiansand in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Stavanger in January, expect little chillier with lows of -3°C in Kristiansand. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grimstad's Archipelago, Annas Rom
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Annas Rom ©
Annas Rom
Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Lillemarkens Shopping ©
Lillemarkens Shopping

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.
Head to Mathallen Oslo and Molleren Sylviafor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tryvann Ski Resort and Oslomarka. Change things up with a short trip to Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad in Fredrikstad (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, get a new perspective on nature at The Cobalt Works, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and stroll through Sognsvann Lake.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Oslo holiday planner.

Getting from Kristiansand to Oslo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kristiansand in February, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cobalt Works, Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad
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Mathallen Oslo ©
Mathallen Oslo
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

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