24 days in Norway, Hamburg & Ostend Itinerary

24 days in Norway, Hamburg & Ostend Itinerary

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24 days in Norway, Hamburg & Ostend Itinerary

Start: Ostend, Belgium
Drive:  9 h 30 min
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
2
Molde, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Longyearbyen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
5
Skarsvag, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
6
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
7
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
9
Ostend, Belgium
— 3 nights
10
Ostend, Belgium
— 2 nights
End: Ostend, Belgium

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nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, don't miss a visit to Townhall, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hamburg travel planner.

Ostend, Belgium to Hamburg is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In juli, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Molde.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Walking tours
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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Molde, Norway

Molde ©
Molde is a city and municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Varden the Molde Panorama, then snap pictures at Storseisund Bridge, then cruise along Atlantic Road, and finally make a trip to Eldhusoya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): hike along Mountain trips in Romsdal, see the interesting displays at Romsdal Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at More & Romsdal Art Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Molde trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamburg to Molde. While traveling from Hamburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Molde, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Molde

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Averoy Municipality
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Atlantic Road ©
Atlantic Road
Varden the Molde Panorama ©
Varden the Molde Panorama
Romsdal Museum ©
Romsdal Museum

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Tromso, Norway

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Molde to Tromso. Traveling from Molde in juli, expect Tromso to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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Longyearbyen, Norway

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svalbard Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions, and then see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Longyearbyen in 4 hours. Traveling from Tromso in juli, expect Longyearbyen to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skarsvag.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Svalbard Museum ©
Svalbard Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Skarsvag, Norway

Skarsvag ©
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Skarsvag itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Longyearbyen to Skarsvag with the Route module. In juli, Skarsvag is a bit warmer than Longyearbyen - with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Skarsvag

Parks Nature
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Kirkeporten in Skarsvag ©
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag

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nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Geiranger is known for nature, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, head outdoors with Active Geiranger, and take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Geiranger travel route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skarsvag to Geiranger. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Skarsvag in juli: highs in Geiranger hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters

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Stavanger, Norway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Touscene, then get engrossed in the history at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger.

Before you visit Stavanger, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Stavanger takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In juli, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
On the 27th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel and then walk around Planten un Blomen.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg tour itinerary maker website.

Fly from Stavanger to Hamburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Stavanger, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ostend.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Walking tours
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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Ostend, Belgium

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumschip Amandine, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, then don't miss a visit to Zeilschip Mercator, and finally take in the waterfront at Albert I Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then make a trip to Tyne Cot Cemetery, and then pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ostend trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Ostend takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In juli, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ostend.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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Ostend, Belgium

Ostend ©
On the 31st (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Atlantic Wall Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ostend online trip maker.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Menin Gate Memorial, Bommenvrij, PlopsaLand De Panne
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917