12 days in Denmark Itinerary

12 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Fly
1
Aarhus
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Esbjerg
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Odense
— 3 nights
Train to CPH Lufthavn, Fly to Ronne
4
Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 1 night
Fly
5
Copenhagen
— 3 nights
+2
Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm

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2
nights
Aarhus

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 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Malling Kirke, then contemplate the long history of Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of Musikhuset Aarhus.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Aarhus is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Esbjerg

Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ribe Vikinge Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosevraa Kirke. On the next day, admire the striking features of Tirpitz, then admire the landmark architecture of Ribe Domkirke, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Billum Kirke.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Esbjerg trip planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Esbjerg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Odense

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lindeskov langdysse and Fraugde Church. Get in touch with nature at Bro Strand and Kerteminde Beach. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Funen Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and explore the galleries of The Danish Railway Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Odense online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Odense takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Gudhjem, Bornholm

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Osterlars Rundkirke, then tee off at Nordbornholms Golf Club, then contemplate the long history of Hammershus, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Hammer Odde Fyr.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Odense to Gudhjem in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Odense in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gudhjem, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Copenhagen

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 Frederiksborg Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Roskilde Domkirke and Kastellet. Venture out of the city with trips to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Viking Ship Museum (in Roskilde). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and hunt for treasures at Torvehallerne.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planning site.

Fly from Gudhjem to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.1
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.