10 days in Denmark Itinerary

10 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Copenhagen
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Odense
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 1 night
Drive
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Skagen
— 1 night
Fly
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Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 1 day
Fly
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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano

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Odense

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Funen Village and The Danish Railway Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at H. C. Andersens House and Egeskov Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Odense: Bro Strand (in Brenderup), Midtfyns Golfklub (in Ringe) and Lindeskov langdysse (in Oerbaek). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerteminde Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Odense itinerary planner.

Lugano, Switzerland to Odense is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lugano in August, with highs in Odense at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Aarhus

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarhus Domkirke, examine the collection at Moesgaard Museum, and then walk around Marselisborg Deer Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Odense to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Aarhus sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Skagen

— 1 night
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Skagens Museum, then make a trip to Grenen, then explore the world behind art at Drachmanns Hus, and finally take a memorable drive along Rabjerg Mile.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Skagen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Skagen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Skagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Gudhjem, Bornholm

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Balka Beach, learn about winemaking at Vingaarden, Lille Gadegaard ( Vineyard ), get a taste of the local shopping with Baltic Sea Glass, then contemplate the long history of Hammershus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Osterlars Rundkirke.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gudhjem holiday builder.

You can fly from Skagen to Gudhjem in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gudhjem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Copenhagen

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Roskilde Domkirke. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek), Viking Ship Museum (in Roskilde) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, stroll through Botanical Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Torvehallerne.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen online vacation planner.

You can fly from Gudhjem to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

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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.