18 days in Norway Itinerary

18 days in Norway Itinerary

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18 days in Norway Itinerary

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

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 Fenaknoken and Karl Johans gatefor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Norsk Folkemuseum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Queen Sonja Art Stable, browse the different shops at Vikaterrassen, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Floyel Og Kanari, and browse the range of quality goods at Steen & Strom Department Store.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo driving holiday website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Oslo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January; daily highs in Oslo reach 6°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Fenaknoken ©
Fenaknoken
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

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.
Do your shopping at Byrkjedalstunet Lys and Touscene. Step out of the city life by going to Orre Beach and Sjobadet Myklebust. Get out of town with these interesting Stavanger side-trips: Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Julebyen Egersund (in Egersund). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sande Beach, view the masterpieces at Galleri Gann, and get your bearings at Solvberget bibliotek og kulturhus.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stavanger takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Stavanger when traveling from Oslo in January, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Galleri Gann, Sjobadet Myklebust, Byrkjedalstunet Lys, Orre Beach, Sande Beach
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Byrkjedalstunet Lys ©
Byrkjedalstunet Lys
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bryggen and Lyse Abbey. For shopping fun, head to Fish Market or KODE Art Museums of Bergen. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), look for gifts at Fabelflora, make a splash at Iskanten, and hike along Mount Lovstaken.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen vacation planner .

You can fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lyse Abbey, Iskanten
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

2
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Vaernes Church, then look for gifts at Kortmann Lysfabrikk, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Hanne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Ismene, glide through natural beauty at Elgsethytta, then see the sky in a new way at Vitensenteret i Trondheim, and finally view the masterpieces at YellowKorner.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip planning app .

You can fly from Bergen to Trondheim in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kortmann Lysfabrikk, Vaernes Church
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YellowKorner ©
YellowKorner
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Elgsethytta ©
Elgsethytta

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.
Shop till you drop at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, shop like a local with Lone Slydahl, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, and see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet).

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Tromso trip planner .

Fly from Trondheim to Tromso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Trondheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tromso, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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