12 days in Denmark Itinerary

12 days in Denmark Itinerary

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12 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Aarhus
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Copenhagen

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum. Popular historic sites such as Rosenborg Castle and Visit Carlsberg are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Stroeget, shop like a local with National Gallery of Denmark, and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen online itinerary creator.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In December in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

5
nights
Aarhus

Aarhus ©
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.
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and Den Gamle By will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moesgaard Museum and Brabrand Church. Go for a jaunt from Aarhus to Billund to see LEGOLAND Billund Resort about 1:30 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helligaandskirken, get in on the family fun at Eventhall ApS, see the interesting displays at Kunsthal Aarhus, and get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus custom trip planner.

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 34°F at night.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

LEGOLAND Billund
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

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