17 days in Denmark Itinerary

17 days in Denmark Itinerary

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17 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Esbjerg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aarhus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Skagen
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Do your shopping at National Gallery of Denmark and Illums Bolighus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Denmark and Stroeget. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in panoramic vistas at The Round Tower, examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and steep yourself in history at Visit Carlsberg.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manila, Philippines to Copenhagen. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect Copenhagen to be colder, temps between 6°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Esbjerg.

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
Esbjerg

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Visiting Vejers Strand and Blaavand Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Fanø Art Gallery and Sct. Catharinae Kirke Og Kloster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esbjerg: Surfing (in Tarm), Nationalpark Vadehavet (in Roemoe) and Strandvejen 82 (in Henne). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Marbaek-Omraadet, see the interesting displays at Museum of Fishing & Shipping, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Møgeltønder Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Esbjerg travel planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Esbjerg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Esbjerg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site, Vejers Strand, Blaavand Beach, Fano Kunstmuseum, Mogeltonder Church
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Blaavand Beach ©
Blaavand Beach
Fisheries- and Maritime Museum ©
Fisheries- and Maritime Museum
Vejers Strand ©
Vejers Strand

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and Moesgaard Museum. Get some cultural insight at Den Gamle By and Skanderborg Castle Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aarhus: Norrestrand (in Horsens) and Asvig Strand (in Juelsminde). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbaren, explore the activities along Egaa Engso, and steep yourself in history at Porskaer Stenhus.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porskaer Stenhus, Asvig Strand, Norrestrand, Skanderborg Slotskirke
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Strandbaren ©
Strandbaren
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

1
night
Skagen

Skagen ©
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Skagen Kirke, trek along Grenen Skagen, then stop by Slagter Munch ApS, then stop by Skagen Ostehus, and finally look for gifts at Town of Skagen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Skagen itinerary builder.

Getting from Aarhus to Skagen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skagen

Shopping Historic Sites
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Skagen Kirke ©
Skagen Kirke
Town of Skagen ©
Town of Skagen
Slagter Munch ©
Slagter Munch

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