29 days in Denmark Itinerary

29 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark visit planner

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Aarhus
— 3 nights
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Skagen
— 3 nights
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Lokken
— 1 night
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Esbjerg
— 2 nights
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Odense
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maribo, Lolland
— 4 nights
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Moen
— 3 nights
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Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen
— 5 nights
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Aarhus

— 3 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.
Visit Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Skovby Kirke for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aarhus: Djurs Sommerland (in Nimtofte) and Randers Regnskov (in Randers). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Dokk1 and see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aarhus holiday builder.

New York City, USA to Aarhus is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Aarhus to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Skagen

— 3 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skagens Museum and Anchers Hus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rabjerg Mile and Skagen Graa Fyr. The adventure continues: stop by Town of Skagen, get a taste of the local shopping with Skagen Pottery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hulsig Kirke, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Bo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Skagen trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aarhus to Skagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aarhus in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Skagen, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lokken.

Things to do in Skagen

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Lokken

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lokken Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik, then visit a coastal fixture at Rubjerg Knude, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keramoda.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lokken online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Skagen to Lokken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lokken can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Lokken

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Esbjerg

— 2 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ribe Domkirke and then steep yourself in history at Ribe Vikinge Center. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hjerting Kirke, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blaavand Beach.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Esbjerg vacation planner.

You can drive from Lokken to Esbjerg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Get outdoors at Hindsgavl Dyrehave and Knudshovedhalvoen. Do some cultural sightseeing at H. C. Andersens House and Valdemars Slot. Get out of town with these interesting Odense side-trips: CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark (in Middelfart), Strojer Samlingen (in Assens) and Svendborg (Thuroe Minigolf & Horrornights). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Funen Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Viby Kirke, steep yourself in history at Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, and step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Odense trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Odense takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maribo.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maribo, Lolland

— 4 nights
Maribo is a town in Lolland municipality in Region Sjælland on the island of Lolland in south Denmark. Middelaldercentret and Nakskov Skibs- Og Sofartsmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Fuglsang Kunstmuseum and Museumsbanen Maribo Bandholm capture your imagination. Explore Maribo's surroundings by going to Vejrø Hotel & Restaurant (in Torrig), Graeshave Kirke (in Graeshave) and Marielyst Strand (in Marielyst). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Hvedemagasinet, examine the collection at Frilandsmuseet, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Knuthenborg Safaripark, and kick back and relax at Bandholm strand.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribo journey website.

Traveling by car from Odense to Maribo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Maribo when traveling from Odense in July, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Maribo

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moen

— 3 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Geo Center Mons Klint and Bakkegaard Gaestgiveri Galleri Og Kunstskole. Let the collections at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum and Galleri Warrer capture your imagination.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moen tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Maribo to Moen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Moen are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Moen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Gudhjem, Bornholm

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Balka Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Osterlars Rundkirke, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen, and finally contemplate the long history of Hammershus. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Svaneke Bolcher, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dueodde Beach, then steep yourself in history at Ostermarie Kirkeruin, and finally get to know the resident critters at Bornholms Rovfugleshow.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gudhjem trip planning tool.

You can fly from Moen to Gudhjem in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August in Gudhjem, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Stroeget. National Museum of Denmark and National Gallery of Denmark will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, explore the galleries of Amalienborg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen road trip planning app.

Fly from Gudhjem to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
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.