30 days in Denmark Itinerary

30 days in Denmark Itinerary

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30 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Moen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Esbjerg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aarhus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Thisted
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lokken
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Laesoe Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
8
Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Copenhagen
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Moen

Moen ©
Visit Keldby Church and Fanefjord Church for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Middelaldercentret and Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum. Take a break from Moen with a short trip to Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Toreby, about 1h 05 min away.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moen road trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Moen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: highs in Moen hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Moen

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Middelaldercentret, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Fanefjord Church
Highlights from your plan
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Middelaldercentret ©
Middelaldercentret
Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint

4
nights
Odense, Funen and Islands

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Funen Village and Helnaes. You'll explore and learn at The Danish Railway Museum and Strojer Samlingen. Explore Odense's surroundings by going to Nyborg (Vor Frue Kirke & Holckenhavn Slot) and Faaborg (Svanninge Bjerge, Elsographical Museum of Drejet, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Odense ZOO, identify plant and animal life at Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg, examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, and step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Odense online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Moen to Odense takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Odense when traveling from Moen in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Faaborg, Nyborg, Strojer Samlingen, Helnaes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ribe Vikinge Center and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Tirpitz and Ribe Domkirke. Get out of town with these interesting Esbjerg side-trips: Koldinghus (in Kolding) and Blaavand Beach (in Blaavand). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Noerreskoven, pause for some serene contemplation at Hjerting Kirke, admire the landmark architecture of Hans Tavsens Hus, and view the masterpieces at Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Esbjerg online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Odense to Esbjerg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Esbjerg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaavand, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Koldinghus
Highlights from your plan
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus
Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Djurs Sommerland and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Get some cultural insight at Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Step out of Aarhus with an excursion to Randers Regnskov in Randers--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thisted.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Djurs Sommerland, Randers Regnskov
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

4
nights
Thisted

Thisted ©
Thisted is a town in Thisted municipality of Region Nordjylland, in Denmark. Visiting Salgerhoej and Praestbjerg Naturcenter will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Bunkermuseum Hanstholm and ES Lys & design. Explore Thisted's surroundings by going to Bovbjerg Fyr (in Lemvig) and Husby Klitplantage (in Ulfborg). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bulbjerg, explore the striking landscape of Vorupoer Havn, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Salshus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lodbjerg Kirke.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thisted travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Thisted takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lokken.

Things to do in Thisted

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bovbjerg Fyr, Salgerhoej, Praestbjerg Naturcenter, ES Lys & design, Husby Klitplantage
Highlights from your plan
Bunkermuseum Hanstholm ©
Bunkermuseum Hanstholm
Bovbjerg Fyr ©
Bovbjerg Fyr
Praestbjerg Naturcenter ©
Praestbjerg Naturcenter

3
nights
Lokken

Lokken ©
Popular historic sites such as Rubjerg Knude and Hirtshals Fyr are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Skagens Museum and Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik. Explore Lokken's surroundings by going to Rabjerg Mile (in Skagen) and Nordsoen Oceanarium (in Hirtshals).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lokken day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thisted to Lokken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lokken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Laesoe Island.

Things to do in Lokken

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hirtshals, Skagen, Faarup Sommerland, Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik
Highlights from your plan
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Skagens Museum
Skagens Museum
Lokken Beach ©
Lokken Beach

2
nights
Laesoe Island

Laesoe Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museumsgaarden, take in the exciting artwork at Storhaven, then get a new perspective on nature at Laesoe Saltsyderiet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byrum Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hedvigs Hus, view the masterpieces at Laeso Glaspusteri, then go for a stroll along the water at Vestero Havn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Vestero Kirke.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Laesoe Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lokken to Laesoe Island takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Laesoe Island

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hedvigs Hus ©
Hedvigs Hus
Museumsgaarden ©
Museumsgaarden
Storhaven ©
Storhaven

2
nights
Gudhjem, Bornholm

Gudhjem ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Hammershus, look for all kinds of wild species at Helligdomsklipperne V. Bornholms Kunstmuseum Helligdommem, pause for some serene contemplation at Osterlars Rundkirke, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balka Beach, and finally stroll through Dueodde Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Bornholms Rovfugleshow, see the interesting displays at Bornholms Automobilmuseum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gudhjem online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Laesoe Island to Gudhjem with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hammershus, Dueodde Beach, Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen, Bornholms Automobilmuseum, Balka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hammershus ©
Hammershus
Dueodde Beach ©
Dueodde Beach
Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen ©
Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stroeget and National Museum of Denmark. Explore hidden gems such as Assistens Cemetery and St. Alban's Church. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, wander the streets of Christiania, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, and steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip planner .

You can fly from Gudhjem to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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