18 days in Denmark Itinerary

18 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Esbjerg
— 4 nights
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Odense
— 2 nights
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Kalundborg
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen
— 8 nights
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Moen
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Esbjerg

— 4 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Get some historical perspective at Den Tyske Flygtningskirkegaard and Graensestenene i Rudbol. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Esbjerg Museum, Sydvestjyske Museer and Museum Frello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esbjerg: Hojer Molle (in Hoejer), Strandvejen 82 (in Henne Stationsby) and Hjemsted Oldtidspark (in Hjemsted). There's much more to do: stroll through Boersmose Strand, look for all kinds of wild species at Marbaek-Omraadet, get engrossed in the history at Museum Sonderjylland Kulturhistorie Tonder, and head outdoors with Hjerting Strand - Esbjerg.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Esbjerg trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Esbjerg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Esbjerg, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sct. Hans Church and Svanemollen. Sct. Albani Church and Ulriksholm Slot will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Faaborg (Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling, Elsographical Museum of Drejet, &more) and Lundsgaard Gods (in Kerteminde). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Carl Nielsen Museet, pause for some photo ops at Emperors New Clothes, and take in nature's colorful creations at King's Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Odense road trip site.

You can drive from Esbjerg to Odense in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalundborg.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kalundborg

— 3 nights
Kalundborg is a Danish city with a population of 16,343 (1 January 2015), the main town of the municipality of the same name and the site of its municipal council. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reerso Amerikanerbil Museum and Landbomuseet Paa Birkendegaard. Get some cultural insight at Buerup Traeskomuseum and Faarevejle Kirke. Get out of town with these interesting Kalundborg side-trips: Mogens Kraemer (in Dianalund), Odden Kirke (in Overby) and Buerup Kirke (in Jyderup). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Keramikstuen, identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Aamosen, take a peaceful walk through Hoeve skov, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kalundborg Tidligere Kloster.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kalundborg route planner.

You can drive from Odense to Kalundborg in 1.5 hours. In July in Kalundborg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Kalundborg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Copenhagen

— 8 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Assistens Cemetery. Visiting Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Stevns Klint will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Fredensborg Palace (in Fredensborg), The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, brush up on your military savvy at Krigsmuseet, and stop by Dragor Havn.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen route builder website.

Traveling by car from Kalundborg to Copenhagen takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Moen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Moen

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Soemarkedyssen.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moen day trip planning site.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Moen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Copenhagen in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Moen, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moen

Historic Sites

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.

Kalundborg Municipality travel guide

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Lighthouses · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards