15 days in Denmark Itinerary

15 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Lokken
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Skagen
— 1 night
Drive
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Esbjerg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Odense
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moen
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Nyhavn and Kronborg will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frederiksborg Slotskirke and Frederiksberg Have. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen travel planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Copenhagen is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: highs in Copenhagen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gudhjem, Bornholm

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Allinge Havn, then delve into the distant past at Hammershus, then identify plant and animal life at Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Helligdomsklipperne V. Bornholms Kunstmuseum Helligdommem. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Osterlars Rundkirke, get to know the resident critters at Bornholms Rovfugleshow, take in the waterfront at Svaneke Havn, then kick back and relax at Dueodde Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Koldkrigsmuseum Dueodde.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gudhjem attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Gudhjem takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Gudhjem are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lokken.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lokken

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bangsbo Fort Bunkermuseum, then make a trip to Voergaard Slot, then stroll the grounds of Rubjerg Gamle Kirke, and finally find something for the whole family at Faarup Sommerland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Hirtshals Fyr, identify plant and animal life at Eagle World, then enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lokken Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lokken trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gudhjem to Lokken takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lokken are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Lokken

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Skagen

— 1 night
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. On the 12th (Mon), cruise along Rabjerg Mile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Skagen Kirke, and then admire the masterpieces at Skagens Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Skagen trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lokken to Skagen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Skagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Skagen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Historic Sites

Esbjerg

— 2 nights
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 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ribe Domkirke and then examine the collection at Ribe Vikinge Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Tirpitz, then kick back and relax at Blaavand Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Blaavandshuk Fyr.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Esbjerg vacation planner.

You can drive from Skagen to Esbjerg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skagen in July, Esbjerg is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Odense

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke, explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and then see the interesting displays at The Funen Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, then get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO, and then take a memorable tour with Funky Monkey Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Odense trip planner.

Drive from Esbjerg to Odense in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Odense

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Moen

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum, then see the interesting displays at Geo Center Mons Klint, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint, and finally explore the historical opulence of Liselund. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at Camp Adventure and then wander the wide-open spaces of Mon Is.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Moen trip builder website.

Getting from Odense to Moen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moen when traveling from Odense in July, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moen

Outdoors · Adventure · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.