22 days in Denmark Itinerary

22 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Copenhagen
— 6 nights
2
Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 3 nights
3
Lokken
— 2 nights
4
Aarhus
— 5 nights
5
Odense
— 2 nights
6
Esbjerg
— 3 nights

6
nights
Copenhagen

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The David Collection and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke). There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Alban's Church, wander the streets of Stroeget, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen holiday tool.

York, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from York to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The David Collection ©
The David Collection

3
nights
Gudhjem, Bornholm

Gudhjem ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hammershus and Osterlars Rundkirke. Take a break from the city and head to Helligdomsklipperne V. Bornholms Kunstmuseum Helligdommem and Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen. Explore Gudhjem's surroundings by going to Nexoe (Bornholmertaarnet & Strandmarken Dueodde) and Dueodde Beach (in Dueodde).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gudhjem trip planning website.

Fly from Copenhagen to Gudhjem in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lokken.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nexoe, Svaneke, Allinge, Bornholms Rovfugleshow, Hammer Odde Fyr
Highlights from your plan
Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen ©
Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen
Hammershus ©
Hammershus
Dueodde Beach ©
Dueodde Beach

2
nights
Lokken

Lokken ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Eagle World, then visit a coastal fixture at Hirtshals Fyr, and then kick back and relax at Lokken Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Rodhus Garden, find something for the whole family at Faarup Sommerland, then stroll the grounds of Rubjerg Gamle Kirke, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lokken online journey planner.

Getting from Gudhjem to Lokken by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Lokken sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Lokken

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eagle World, Gallery Rodhus Garden, Hirtshals Fyr, Faarup Sommerland
Highlights from your plan
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Lokken Beach ©
Lokken Beach
Hirtshals Fyr ©
Hirtshals Fyr

5
nights
Aarhus

Aarhus ©
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.
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Mollestien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dokk1 and Faengslet. Step out of Aarhus with an excursion to Lindholm Hoeje Museum in Aalborg--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, and take an in-depth tour of Aarhus Vikingemuseet.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus journey planner.

Getting from Lokken to Aarhus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Aarhus sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Faengslet, Lindholm Hoeje Museum, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Highlights from your plan
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Faengslet ©
Faengslet
Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum

2
nights
Odense

Odense ©
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 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Danish Railway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Johannes Larsen Museet, then admire the masterpieces at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, and then identify plant and animal life at Lyt til marsvin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Odense trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Middelfart, Johannes Larsen Museet
Highlights from your plan
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum
Johannes Larsen Museet ©
Johannes Larsen Museet
CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark ©
CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark

3
nights
Esbjerg

Esbjerg
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Step out of the city life by going to Blaavand Beach and Vadehavscentret. Get some cultural insight at Ribe Domkirke and Hjerting Kirke. Explore Esbjerg's surroundings by going to Tirpitz (in Blaavand), Koldinghus (in Kolding) and Museumspladsen (in Vejen). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller and make a trip to Mennesket ved havet.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Esbjerg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Odense to Esbjerg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Blaavand, Koldinghus, Museumspladsen
Highlights from your plan
Ribe Domkirke
Ribe Domkirke
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus
Blaavand Beach ©
Blaavand Beach

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