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Odense— 5 nights
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.Attractions like Odense ZOO and Regisse Kilde make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Odense: Fredericia (Madsby Parken & Fredericia Vold), Nyborg (Dyrehave Mollen & Holckenhavn Slot) and Storebælt (in Korsoer). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, play a few rounds at Midtfyns Golfklub, admire the landmark architecture of Sortebroedre Torv, and make a trip to Fyns Hoved.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Odense travel route planner.
If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Billund Airport and Aarhus Airport. In July, daytime highs in Odense are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Odense
Nyborg, Fredericia, Ringe, Storebælt, Fyns Hoved
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