10 days in Norway & Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

10 days in Norway & Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grenoble, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Oslo

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Oslo, Norway

— 2 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), stroll around Vigeland Park, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oslo road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Sandefjord Airport, Torp and Moss Airport, Rygge. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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Tromso, Norway

— 1 night

Paris of the North

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tromso trip planner.

Fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oslo in March, expect nights in Tromso to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and then make a trip to Fish Market.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Bergen road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Bergen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in March, expect Bergen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then stop by La boutique de Mathilde, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bergen to Lyon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in March, things will get a bit warmer in Lyon: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Grenoble, France

— 1 night

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 7th (Sun), head outdoors with Parcours Aventure, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

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Drive from Lyon to Grenoble in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): gear up at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chamonix driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Ski Areas
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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