43 days in Denmark Itinerary

43 days in Denmark Itinerary

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43 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Tehran
+3
subway + Fly + bus + train:  12​h 45​min
1
Aarhus
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Skagen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aalborg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Esbjerg
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Aero
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Slagelse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Stege, Moen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Store Heddinge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Copenhagen
— 8 nights
Fly + subway:  9​h
End: Tehran

6
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.
Aarhus is known for childrens museums, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, get curious at Moesgaard Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town in Aarhus, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus holiday planning website .

Tehran, Iran to Aarhus is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Aarhus, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in August, expect Aarhus to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum

4
nights
Skagen

Skagen ©
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Change things up with a short trip to Hirtshals Fyr in Hirtshals (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grenen, see the interesting displays at J. F. Willumsen Samling, get a new perspective on nature at Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter, and identify plant and animal life at Dyrehaven.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Skagen day trip planning site .

Drive from Aarhus to Skagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Skagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Skagen

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Frederikshavn, Victor Petersen's Willumsen Collection at the Manor Odden, Golfklubben Hvide Klit, Dorthe Hansen Keramik & Cafe, Hirtshals Fyr
Highlights from your plan
Hirsholmene ©
Hirsholmene
Grenen ©
Grenen
Rabjerg Mile ©
Rabjerg Mile

4
nights
Aalborg

Aalborg ©
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Venture out of the city with trips to Lokken (Rubjerg Knude & Lokken Beach), Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik (in Lonstrup) and Faarup Sommerland (in Blokhus). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Proark Golf Plus Hjarbaek Fjord, identify plant and animal life at Hadsund Dyrehave, see the interesting displays at Bunkermuseum Hanstholm, and head outdoors with De Syngende Traeer.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aalborg travel tool .

Traveling by car from Skagen to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Aalborg

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lokken, Faarup Sommerland, Hadsund Dyrehave, Bunkermuseum Hanstholm, Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik
Highlights from your plan
Lokken Beach ©
Lokken Beach
Faarup Sommerland
Faarup Sommerland
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude

4
nights
Esbjerg

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Venture out of the city with trips to Billund (LEGOLAND Billund & LEGO House), Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site (in Roemoe) and Dyrehaven Ved Haderslev (in Haderslev). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Hjerting Strand - Esbjerg, make a trip to Stormflodssojlen ved Vester Vedsted, identify plant and animal life at Marbaek-Omraadet, and admire the striking features of Otto Frello Gavlmaleri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Esbjerg planner .

Traveling by car from Aalborg to Esbjerg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Esbjerg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Billund, Otto Frello Gavlmaleri, Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site, Dyrehaven Ved Haderslev
Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Dyrehaven Ved Haderslev ©
Dyrehaven Ved Haderslev

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bryggeriet Refsvindinge (in Refsvindinge), Trinitatis Church (in Fredericia) and Vor Frue Kirke (in Nyborg). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, identify plant and animal life at Langelands vilde heste, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Fruens Boge.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Odense road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Esbjerg to Odense in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Odense sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aero.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Langeland, Trinitatis Church, Bryggeriet Refsvindinge, Vor Frue Kirke, Gendarmstien
Highlights from your plan
Fruens Boge ©
Fruens Boge
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Trinitatis Church ©
Trinitatis Church

5
nights
Aero

Aero
Aero is known for nature, museums, historic sites, breweries & distilleries, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Aero Island, take a leisurely stroll along The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing, enjoy the sea views from Skjoldnaes Fyr, and take in the pleasant sights at Voderup Klint.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aero trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Odense to Aero in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Slagelse.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Aero Island
Aero Island
Marstal Sofartsmuseum ©
Marstal Sofartsmuseum

3
nights
Slagelse

Slagelse ©
Slagelse is a small town in Denmark located in west Zealand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Slagelse: Gudmindrup Beach (in Hoejby), Ulkerup Landsby (in Nykoebing) and Osted Kirke (in Roskilde). The adventure continues: make a trip to Halsskov Odde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Borreby Mose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Soro Klosterkirke, and admire the striking features of Nyborg Faestning.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Slagelse trip planner .

You can drive from Aero to Slagelse in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Slagelse can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Stege.

Things to do in Slagelse

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Soroe, Ulkerup Landsby, Osted Kirke, Gudmindrup Beach, Nyborg Faestning
Highlights from your plan
Gudmindrup Beach ©
Gudmindrup Beach
Soro Klosterkirke ©
Soro Klosterkirke
St. Mikkels Church ©
St. Mikkels Church

4
nights
Stege, Moen

Stege ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stege: Nysted Gl. Raadhus Med Klokkespil (in Nysted), Ravnsborg Voldsted (in Torrig) and Fjordstien ved Sakskobing (in Sakskoebing).

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stege day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Slagelse to Stege takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Stege can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Store Heddinge.

Things to do in Stege

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mons Klint, Fanefjord Church, Geo Center Mons Klint, Fjordstien ved Sakskobing, Knuthenborg Safaripark
Highlights from your plan
Middelaldercentret ©
Middelaldercentret
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Knuthenborg Safaripark ©
Knuthenborg Safaripark

1
night
Store Heddinge

Store Heddinge ©
Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum, then brush up on your military savvy at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, then examine the collection at Stevns Klint, and finally walk around Solgaardsparken.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Store Heddinge holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Stege to Store Heddinge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stege in September, plan for little chillier nights in Store Heddinge, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Store Heddinge

Museums Parks

Side Trips

Roedvig, Solgaardsparken
Highlights from your plan
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum ©
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort ©
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort

8
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.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take a stroll through Nyhavn, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen route planner.

Traveling by car from Store Heddinge to Copenhagen takes 1.5 hours. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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