22 days in Denmark, Scotland & Germany Itinerary

22 days in Denmark, Scotland & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Kronborg and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Roskilde Domkirke. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Roskilde to see Viking Ship Museum about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, make a trip to Papiroeen, and step into the grandiose world of Kastellet.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Roskilde, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kronborg
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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

1
night
Odense, Denmark

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Kerteminde Beach, step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, and finally examine the collection at Hokeren.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Odense trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Hokeren, Kerteminde Beach
Highlights from your plan
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO

2
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and then examine the collection at Den Gamle By. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Agri Church and then engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aarhus online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Odense to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agri Church
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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eilean Donan Castle and Duntulm Castle will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at The Quiraing and Neist Point. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Claigan Coral Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

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You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Aarhus to Isle of Skye in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Aarhus in September, you will find days in Isle of Skye are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Claigan Coral Beach ©
Claigan Coral Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Rosslyn Chapel and Doune Castle are in your itinerary. Scottish National Gallery and The Scottish Crannog Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Scotlandwell Wash House and Well (in Perth), Edradour Distillery (in Pitlochry) and National Wallace Monument (in Stirling). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pitlochry, Stirling, Scotlandwell Wash House and Well, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Scottish National Gallery ©
Scottish National Gallery
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, and then step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and then admire the striking features of Deutsches Historisches Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Basteigebiet, then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dresden day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basteigebiet
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

3
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Schloss Heidelberg and Ulmer Münster will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Altstadt (Old Town) (in Heidelberg) and Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, &more).

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stuttgart itinerary planner.

Fly from Dresden to Stuttgart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Ulmer Münster
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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