38 days in Odense & Bruges Itinerary

38 days in Odense & Bruges Itinerary

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38 days in Odense & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Odense, Denmark
— 16 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 20 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

16
nights
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.
Explore Odense's surroundings by going to Nyborg (Holckenhavn Slot, Nyborg Faestning, & more), Svendborg (Bregninge Kirkebakke, Maritimt Center Danmark, & more) and Middelfart (CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, Hindsgavl Dyrehave, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, catch some excitement at Odense Skydivingcenter, see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, and walk around Fruens Boge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Odense journey site .

Copenhagen to Odense is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Svendborg, Nyborg, Middelfart, Faaborg, Assens
Highlights from your plan
The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village
Bryggeriet Refsvindinge ©
Bryggeriet Refsvindinge
Faaborg Golf Club ©
Faaborg Golf Club

20
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Mesen (Messines Ridge & Messine Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial), Ieper (Ypres) (Last Post ceremony, Menin Gate Memorial, & more) and Zandvoorde British Cemetery (in Zandvoorde). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Odense to Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke, Ronse, Mesen
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Spas
Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery ©
Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery

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