20 days in Denmark Itinerary

20 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Copenhagen
— 8 nights
Drive
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Aero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Billund
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mons Klint and Jaegerborg Dyrehave. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosenborg Castle and Assistens Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Keldby to see Keldby Church about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Davids Samling (The David Collection), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

Roanoke, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Roanoke to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roanoke in December, expect nights in Copenhagen to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aero

— 3 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Take a break from the city and head to Eriks Hale and Faaborg Golf Club. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like AEroskobing Torv and Rise Kirke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aero: Faaborg (Avernako Kirke & Vester Aaby Kirke). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Skjoldnaes Fyr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aeroskobing Kirke, take in the waterfront at The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing, and examine the collection at Marstal Sofartsmuseum.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Aero trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

Aarhus

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mollestien and Vor Frue Kirke. Step off the beaten path and head to Danmarks Industrimuseum and Aarhus Domkirke. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalo Slotsruin (in Roende) and Ree Park Safari (in Ebeltoft). There's lots more to do: get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, take a peaceful walk through Moesgard Forrest, don't miss a visit to Ost for Paradis, and step into the grandiose world of Marselisborg Slot.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aero to Aarhus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Billund

— 3 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).
On the 12th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ribe Domkirke, then pause for some photo ops at Ansgar-statue, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Den Tyske Flygtningskirkegaard, and finally trek along Vesterhavets Barfodspark. Keep things going the next day: have fun at LEGO House, explore the engaging exhibits at Teddy Bear Art Museum, and then make a splash at Lalandia.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Billund road trip planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Billund by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Billund can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billund

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.