21 days in Norway Itinerary

21 days in Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  34 h
1
Geilo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Lillehammer
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Stavanger
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Geilo

Geilo ©
Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. Step out of the city life by going to Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports and Hallingskarvet National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Hardangervidda National Park and Aurlandsdalen.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geilo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Geilo is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get much colder in Geilo: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Geilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hardangervidda National Park
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Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports ©
Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports
Hallingskarvet National Park ©
Hallingskarvet National Park
Aurlandsdalen ©
Aurlandsdalen

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Lillehammer

Lillehammer ©
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Explore hidden gems such as Kvitfjell Alpinanlegg and Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad. Get a sense of the local culture at Norsk Skogmuseum and Anno Museum Domkirkeodden. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Maihaugen, take a pleasant ride with Mesna Activities & Accommodation, and contemplate the long history of Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lillehammer trip tool.

Drive from Geilo to Lillehammer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Lillehammer sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anno Museum Domkirkeodden, Kvitfjell Alpinanlegg, Mesna Activities & Accommodation, Norsk Skogmuseum
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Norsk Skogmuseum ©
Norsk Skogmuseum
Anno Museum Domkirkeodden ©
Anno Museum Domkirkeodden
Maihaugen ©
Maihaugen

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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.
Get outdoors at Tromso Fjords and Haaja. Explore hidden gems such as Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Lauklines Kystferie. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Profil Glassdesign, examine the collection at The Polar Museum, shop like a local with Blast, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tromso travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lillehammer to Tromso in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lillehammer in January, with highs in Tromso at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lauklines Kystferie, The Arctic Cathedral, Haaja
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Lauklines Kystferie ©
Lauklines Kystferie
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Orre Beach and Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden. Get outdoors at Vigdelstranden and Godalen Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stavanger: Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Tryggvi Islandshestgard (in Sandnes). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Aviation History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, make a trip to Lanternen in Sandnes, and contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stavanger trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Stavanger takes 5.5 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 Stavanger hover around 4°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sola Municipality, Sandnes, Borestranden Beach, Orre Beach
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Stavanger Cathedral ©
Stavanger Cathedral

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Huk and Oslofjord. Appreciate the collections at The Ibsen Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Stortorvet, learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Soerenga Public Pool, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Stavanger in January since evenings lows in Oslo dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
The Ibsen Museum ©
The Ibsen Museum
Huk ©
Huk

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