21 days in Denmark Itinerary

21 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Copenhagen
— 5 nights
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Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 3 nights
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Lokken
— 2 nights
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Esbjerg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odense
— 4 nights
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Moen
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen

— 5 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 discover tucked-away gems like Museet Alhambra and Dragon Fountain. Get a sense of the local culture at Stevns Klint and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (in Helsingoer) and Frederiksborg Slotskirke (in Hillerod). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Copenhagen Stock Exchange, stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery, explore the galleries of Thorvaldsens Museum, and examine the collection at The Open Air Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen vacation website.

Barcelona, Spain to Copenhagen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gudhjem, Bornholm

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen and Allinge Havn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bornholmertaarnet and Hammershus. Venture out of the city with trips to Dueodde Beach (in Dueodde) and Koldkrigsmuseum Dueodde (in Nexoe).

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gudhjem trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Gudhjem in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. July in Gudhjem sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lokken.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Lokken

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Eagle World, enjoy the sea views from Hirtshals Fyr, and then enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lokken Beach, then find something for the whole family at Faarup Sommerland, and then tee off at Blokhus Golfcenter.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lokken travel planning website.

You can fly from Gudhjem to Lokken in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Lokken, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Lokken

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Det Gamle Borgerhus and Ansgar-statue. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisheries- and Maritime Museum and Ribe Domkirke. Explore Esbjerg's surroundings by going to Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling), Koldinghus (in Kolding) and Blaavand (Tirpitz & Blaavand Beach).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Esbjerg journey planner.

Getting from Lokken to Esbjerg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Esbjerg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Odense

— 4 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.
Naturama and Johannes Larsen Museet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Vikingemuseet Ladby and Isbaadsmuseet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odense: Trelleborg Viking Fortress (in Slagelse), Museum Langelandsfort (in Langeland) and Elsographical Museum of Drejet (in Faaborg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, examine the collection at The Funen Village, make a trip to The Danish Railway Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Odense trip planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Odense takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moen

— 3 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Liselund and Geo Center Mons Klint. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum and Birthe Jarlbaek. Change things up with a short trip to Knuthenborg Safaripark in Maribo (about 1h 5 min away).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moen trip itinerary tool.

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. Traveling from Odense in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Moen, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Moen

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.