13 days in Western Norway, Oslo & Sweden Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights


Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Ulriken, then get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then look for gifts at Julehuset - Christmas Shop, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Kunsthall 3.14, don't miss a visit to Fish Market, and then make a trip to Pepperkakebyen.

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New Delhi, India to Bergen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days in Bergen, with highs around 7°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Oslo.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, steep yourself in history at Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke), examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

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Fly from Bergen to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in December, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gothenburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then have fun and explore at Universeum, and then catch some excitement at Teamtastic Goteborg.

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Getting from Oslo to Gothenburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gothenburg, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stockholm Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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Fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, things will get a bit cooler in Stockholm: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Western Norway travel guide

Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.

Sweden travel guide

History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.