21 days in Denmark Itinerary

21 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

Make it your trip
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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aarhus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hirtshals
— 3 nights
Drive
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Klitmoeller
— 1 night
Drive
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Billund
— 5 nights
Fly
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Moen
— 4 nights
Drive

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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.
Kids will enjoy Tivoli Gardens and The Little Mermaid. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, make a trip to Our Saviour's Church, visit Christiania, and admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online tour itinerary maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Kids will enjoy Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Get out of town with these interesting Aarhus side-trips: Djurs Sommerland (in Nimtofte) and Randers Regnskov (in Randers). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, stroll around Marselisborg Deer Park, and admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus online visit planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Hirtshals

— 3 nights
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Faarup Sommerland and Nordsoen Oceanarium. Change things up with these side-trips from Hirtshals: Skagen (Skagens Museum, Grenen, &more) and Lokken (Rubjerg Knude & Lokken Beach). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Hirtshals Fyr and examine the collection at Bunkermuseet Hirtshals.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hirtshals holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Hirtshals takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Klitmoeller.

Things to do in Hirtshals

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Klitmoeller

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Thy National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vorupoer Havn.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Klitmoeller itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hirtshals to Klitmoeller in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Billund.

Things to do in Klitmoeller

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Billund

— 5 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).
Kids will enjoy LEGOLAND Billund and Ribe Vikinge Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Billund: Givskud Zoo (in Give), Esbjerg (Fisheries- and Maritime Museum & Mennesket ved havet) and Ribe Domkirke (in Ribe). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at LEGO House, stroll through Syvaarssoeen, make a splash at Lalandia, and kick back and relax at Blaavand Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Billund day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Klitmoeller to Billund takes 2.5 hours. In August in Billund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Moen.

Things to do in Billund

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Moen

— 4 nights
Attractions like Knuthenborg Safaripark and Mon Is make great kid-friendly stops. When in Moen, make a side trip to see Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanisk Have in Nykobing Falster, approximately Nykobing Falster away.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Moen attractions planner.

You can fly from Billund to Moen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Billund in August since evenings lows in Moen dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

Hjorring travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Lighthouses · Specialty Museums