11 days in Denmark Itinerary

11 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h
1
Copenhagen
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Aarhus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Skagen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tivoli Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like The David Collection and The Open Air Museum. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod), Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, stroll through Amager Strandpark, admire the striking features of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and wander the streets of Christiania.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen tour builder site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Copenhagen is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Copenhagen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
The David Collection ©
The David Collection

1
night
Odense, Funen and Islands

Odense ©
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.
Find out how to plan Odense trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Odense, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites
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Odense Bunker Museum ©
Odense Bunker Museum
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle

2
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.
On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Danmarks Industrimuseum, take an in-depth tour of Faengslet, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarhus Domkirke.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus online journey planner.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Horsens, Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum
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Faengslet ©
Faengslet
Danmarks Industrimuseum ©
Danmarks Industrimuseum
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke

2
nights
Skagen

Skagen ©
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagen trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Aarhus to Skagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Skagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Victor Petersen's Willumsen Collection at the Manor Odden
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Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter ©
Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter
Skagens Bamsemuseum ©
Skagens Bamsemuseum
Galleri Bo ©
Galleri Bo

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