17 days in Denmark Itinerary

17 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Copenhagen
— 7 nights
Drive
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Odense
— 3 nights
Drive
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Billund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aalborg
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stevns Klint, Roskilde Domkirke, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Frederiksborg slotshave in Hillerod, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take in the waterfront at Nyhavn.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen driving holiday planner.

Venice, Italy to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Odense

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Svendborg Trafik Havn, Valdemars Slot, Egeskov Castle, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at King's Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerteminde marina, and finally stroll through Kerteminde Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Svendborg Trafik Havn and then browse the exhibits of Valdemars Slot.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Odense tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Odense, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Billund.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Billund

— 2 nights

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Lalandia has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): make a splash at Lalandia.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Billund day trip app.

Traveling by car from Odense to Billund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Billund sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks

Aarhus

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ebeltoft Skudehavn, Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, Den Gamle By, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Ebeltoft Skudehavn.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus online route planner.

Traveling by car from Billund to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Aalborg

— 2 nights
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Your list of things to see and do now includes Rubjerg Knude, Grenen, Skagen Graa Fyr, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lille Vildmose Centret, then visit a coastal fixture at Skagen Graa Fyr, and then make a trip to Grenen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aalborg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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.