12 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Norway & Switzerland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights


Oslo, Norway

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Aker Brygge and Karl Johans gate. You'll explore and learn at Fram Museum and Munch Museum. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and ponder the world of politics at Rådhuset.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Oslo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oslo, with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Seebad Eich (in Eich), Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection & Chapel Bridge) and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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Getting from Oslo to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oslo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Zurich, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Norway travel guide

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.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.