5 days in Denmark Itinerary

5 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark route planner

Make it your trip
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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roskilde
— 1 night
Drive
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Odense
— 1 night
Fly

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Copenhagen

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, stop by Illums Bolighus, then stop by Illum, and finally stop by Christiania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then stop by National Gallery of Denmark, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Roskilde.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Roskilde

— 1 night
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke, see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, then steep yourself in history at Skt. Laurentii Kirkeruin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Roskildekrukkerne.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Roskilde trip website.

Drive from Copenhagen to Roskilde in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Roskilde sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Roskilde

Museums · Historic Sites

Odense

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, then see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, then admire the striking features of Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Odense holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Roskilde to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums

Denmark travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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.