10 days in Denmark Itinerary

10 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Copenhagen
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Roskilde
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Aarhus Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Drive to Nakskov
3
Nakskov
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Billund Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Drive to Odense
4
Odense
— 1 night
Drive
5
Silkeborg
Drive
6
Aarhus
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Aalborg
— 1 night
Drive
8
Skagen
Drive to Aalborg Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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Copenhagen

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, take a stroll through Stroeget, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen itinerary planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Copenhagen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Roskilde.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Roskilde

— 1 night
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Sankt Joergenbjerg Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Roskilde driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Roskilde takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Roskilde sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nakskov.

Things to do in Roskilde

Museums · Historic Sites

Nakskov

— 2 nights
Nakskov is a town in south Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumsbanen Maribo Bandholm, then make a trip to Dodekalitten, then pause for some photo ops at Ravnsborg Voldsted, and finally examine the collection at Danmarks Sukkermuseum.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Roskilde to Nakskov. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Odense.

Things to do in Nakskov

Museums

Side Trips

Odense

— 1 night

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Odense travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nakskov to Odense. Traveling from Nakskov in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Odense, with lows of 8°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Silkeborg.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Silkeborg

Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,158 (1 January 2014). Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at AQUA Aquarium & Wildlife Park, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Jorn Silkeborg, and then pause for some photo ops at Mindekors for Kaj Munk.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Silkeborg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Odense to Silkeborg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Silkeborg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Silkeborg

Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Aarhus

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, then admire the masterpieces at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and then admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus. On the next day, wander the streets of Vadestedet, pause for some photo ops at Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus journey planning website.

Drive from Silkeborg to Aarhus in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Aarhus are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Aalborg

— 1 night
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. On the 8th (Thu), walk around The Park of Music.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Aarhus to Aalborg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Aalborg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Skagen

Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Drachmanns Hus.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagen trip planner.

Getting from Aalborg to Skagen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Skagen, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.