22 days in Norway, Austria & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Norway, Austria & Italy Itinerary

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Tromso, Norway
— 1 day
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Tromso, Norway

— 1 day

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 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Telegrafbukta Beach and then get a tailor-made plan with Tromso Flexitour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso online trip maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Tromso is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get colder in Tromso: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Bygdøy, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Oslomarka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fram Museum and then glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oslo online trip maker.

Getting from Tromso to Oslo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in August, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Stavanger, Norway

— 3 nights

Oil Capital

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.
Get outdoors at Orre Beach and Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pulpit Rock and Borestranden Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stavanger trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Stavanger. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Salzburg.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seewaldsee, and then admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Salzburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Stavanger, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salzburg, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Bagni Arcobaleno. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Blue Moon. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Bahia del Sole Spiaggia in Sottomarina, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice vacation builder.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & Guardastelle Vineyard). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker tool.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Norway travel guide

4.2
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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.