13 days in Copenhagen, Helsingoer & Aarhus Itinerary

13 days in Copenhagen, Helsingoer & Aarhus Itinerary

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13 days in Copenhagen, Helsingoer & Aarhus Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
1
Copenhagen
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsingoer
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
3
Aarhus
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
End: Copenhagen

6
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.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, take a stroll through Stroeget, and see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. October in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fredensborg Palace, get engrossed in the history at Kronborg, then appreciate the history behind Holger Danske, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Helsingor Havn. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, then admire the masterpieces at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, then see the interesting displays at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and finally pause for some photo ops at HE - Nordsjaellands Small Havherre.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsingoer trip builder app .

You can drive from Copenhagen to Helsingoer in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsingoer can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hillerod, Fredensborg Palace, The Karen Blixen Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

3
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.
Take a break from Aarhus with a short trip to LEGOLAND Billund in Billund, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, admire the landmark architecture of Aarhus Rådhus, and engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Aarhus online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Helsingoer to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

LEGOLAND Billund
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

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