11 days in Denmark Itinerary

11 days in Denmark Itinerary

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11 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
1
Copenhagen
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
2
Roskilde
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Hillerod
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Helsingoer
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Copenhagen

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and finally admire the masterpieces at The David Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and then explore the historical opulence of Kastellet.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. October in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Roskilde.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave

3
nights
Roskilde

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 4th (Fri), trek along Stevns Klint Trampesti, then see the interesting displays at Stevns Klint, and then see the interesting displays at Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lutzhofts Kobmandsgard, pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke, then steep yourself in history at L.A. Rings Atelier og Besogscenter, then identify plant and animal life at Roskilde Havn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Osted Kirke.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Roskilde trip planner .

Roskilde is very close to Copenhagen. In October in Roskilde, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hillerod.

Things to do in Roskilde

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Store Heddinge, Galleri ArtDoor, Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum, Faarevejle Kirke
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Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum ©
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

3
nights
Hillerod

Hillerod ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frederiksborg Castle and Troldeskoven. Appreciate the collections at Det Nationalhistoriske Museum and The Karen Blixen Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hillerod side-trips: Galleri St. Helene (in Tisvildeleje) and Havtyren (The Sea Bull) (in Liseleje).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hillerod tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Roskilde to Hillerod takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Hillerod can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Hillerod

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tisvildeleje, The Vedbaek Finds, Havtyren (The Sea Bull), The Karen Blixen Museum, Vejby Kirke
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Frederiksborg slotshave ©
Frederiksborg slotshave
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
The Karen Blixen Museum ©
The Karen Blixen Museum

3
nights
Helsingoer

Helsingoer ©
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Marienlyst Palace and Park, then examine the collection at Kronborg, then appreciate the history behind Holger Danske, and finally explore the world behind art at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind HE - Nordsjaellands Small Havherre, see the interesting displays at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, then examine the collection at Skibsklarerergaarden, then contemplate the long history of Karmeliterklostret, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sct. Mariæ Kirke.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsingoer road trip planner .

Helsingoer is just a short distance from Hillerod. In October, daily temperatures in Helsingoer can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Skibshallerne Gilleleje - Museum Nordsjaelland
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Kronborg ©
Kronborg
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark ©
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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