20 days in Denmark Itinerary

20 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark Trip Planner

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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
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Grenaa
— 1 night
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Skagen
— 2 nights
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Lokken
— 2 nights
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Klitmoeller
— 2 nights
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Aarhus
— 2 nights
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Esbjerg
— 3 nights
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Odense
— 2 nights
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Moen
— 1 night
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Copenhagen

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jaegerborg Dyrehave and H.C. Andersen Statue. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Roskilde Domkirke (in Roskilde) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). There's much more to do: browse the collection at Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), explore the world behind art at Davids Samling (The David Collection), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church, and walk around Frederiksberg Have.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen day trip site.

Berlin, Germany to Copenhagen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grenaa.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grenaa

— 1 night
Grenaa is a Danish town and seaport on the east coast of the Jutlandic peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Stendysserne Ved Tustrup and then take a peaceful walk through The Green Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grenaa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Grenaa in 3.5 hours. In August in Grenaa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Skagen.

Things to do in Grenaa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Skagen

— 2 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Saebygaard Skov - Saeby, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hulsig Kirke, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spirbakke Mile Og Sandmilen. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Slagter Munch, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Bo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Den Svenske Somandskirke, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Flagbakken.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Skagen attractions app.

Drive from Grenaa to Skagen in 3 hours. August in Skagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lokken.

Things to do in Skagen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Lokken

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Boerglum Kloster, experience rural life at Skallerup Klit Ridecenter, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokken Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Blokhus Salt, see the interesting displays at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Maarup Kirke.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lokken attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Skagen to Lokken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lokken are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Klitmoeller.

Things to do in Lokken

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Klitmoeller

— 2 nights
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Klitmoeller holiday planner.

Getting from Lokken to Klitmoeller by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Klitmoeller

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, pause for some serene contemplation at Aarhus Domkirke, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asvig Strand.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Aarhus online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Klitmoeller to Aarhus takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Esbjerg

— 3 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site and Marbaek-Omraadet. Get outdoors at Vejers Strand and Dyrehaven Ved Haderslev. When in Esbjerg, make a side trip to see Skallingen in Blaavand, approximately Blaavand away.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Esbjerg trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Esbjerg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Esbjerg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): try for a hole-in-one at Thuroe Minigolf and then look for all kinds of wild species at Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Svanninge Bjerge and then have fun and explore at Arresten.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Odense day trip planner.

You can drive from Esbjerg to Odense in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Odense are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moen.

Things to do in Odense

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Moen

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fanefjord Church, shop like a local with Liza"s Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Keldby Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moen trip builder.

Traveling by car from Odense to Moen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moen when traveling from Odense in August, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.