14 days in Denmark Itinerary

14 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Copenhagen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Roskilde
Drive
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Odense
— 1 night
Drive
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Esbjerg
— 1 night
Drive
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Viborg
Drive
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Aarhus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ebeltoft
Drive
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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen

— 6 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.
You've added St. Jacob's Church, Jens Olsen's World Clock, Blocs & Walls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Kalvebod Fælled and GoBoat. Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, wander the streets of Stroeget, and explore the activities along Moelleaaen.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen tour itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 21°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Roskilde.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roskilde

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.
On the 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Roskilde online travel route planner.

Roskilde is very close to Copenhagen. In September, daytime highs in Roskilde are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Odense.

Things to do in Roskilde

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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 29th (Sun), examine the collection at The Funen Village.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Odense route maker site.

Getting from Roskilde to Odense by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Odense sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Esbjerg

— 1 night
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Vadehavscentret.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Esbjerg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Odense to Esbjerg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Viborg.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Viborg

Viborg, a city in central Jutland, Denmark, is the capital of both Viborg municipality and Region Midtjylland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Viborg Domkirke and then examine the collection at Viborg Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Viborg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Viborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Viborg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Viborg

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll around Dokk1 and then examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aarhus trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Viborg to Aarhus in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ebeltoft.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Shopping

Ebeltoft

Ebeltoft is an old port town on the central east coast of Denmark with a population of 7,468 (1 January 2014). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ebeltoft tour planner.

Drive from Aarhus to Ebeltoft in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ebeltoft are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Ebeltoft

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Copenhagen

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Slotsholmen, then explore the historical opulence of Christiansborg Slot, and then stop by Illums Bolighus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ebeltoft to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.