60 days in Denmark Itinerary

60 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark planner

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Copenhagen
— 8 nights
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Moen
— 6 nights
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Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 5 nights
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Skagen
— 4 nights
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Aalborg
— 5 nights
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Hanstholm
— 4 nights
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Lemvig
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 7 nights
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Esbjerg
— 5 nights
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Aero
— 4 nights
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Odense
— 6 nights
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Copenhagen

— 8 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.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and The Karen Blixen Museum are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davids Samling (The David Collection) and The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Koege (Vikingeborgen Borgring & Kjoege Mini-By), Store Heddinge (Stevns Fyrcenter, Hoejerup Gamle Kirke, &more) and Roedvig (Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum & Cold War Museum Stevnsfort). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to National Museum of Denmark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), stroll through Amager Strandpark, and step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Copenhagen. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Louisville in August: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 71°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Moen

— 6 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Geo Center Mons Klint and Elmelunde Kirke. Museum-lovers will get to explore Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum and Fuglsang Kunstmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Moen side-trips: Faxe (Geomuseum Faxe & Faxe Kirke), Karise Kirke (in Karise) and Naestved (Middelalderlige Raadhus, Sct Peders Kirke, &more).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moen trip builder app.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Moen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Copenhagen in August, plan for little chillier days in Moen, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Moen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gudhjem, Bornholm

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hammershus and Allinge Havn. Oluf Host Museet and Bornholm Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gudhjem: Grubbegaard Traktor Og Motor Museum (in Akirkeby), Nexoe (DBJ Museum, Jans Keramik, &more) and Roenne (Ericksson's Gard (Farm), Lilli's Glass Design, &more).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gudhjem journey planner.

You can fly from Moen to Gudhjem in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Skagen.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Skagen

— 4 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Get some cultural insight at Skagens Museum and Skagen Kirke. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rabjerg Mile and The sand-covered church. Get out of town with these interesting Skagen side-trips: Hirtshals (Nordsoen Oceanarium, Vendsyssel Historiske Museum, &more), Tversted (Tversted Kirke, Benedikte Smykker & Galleri, &more) and Strandfogedgaarden I Rubjerg (in Lokken). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Anchers Hus, visit a coastal fixture at Skagen Graa Fyr, pause for some serene contemplation at Den Svenske Somandskirke, and take an in-depth tour of Tornby Gl. Kobmandsgard.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Skagen trip maker site.

You can fly from Gudhjem to Skagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Skagen can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aalborg

— 5 nights
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. Rubjerg Knude and Budolfi Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lokken Beach and Boerglum Kloster. Venture out of the city with trips to Pandrup (Jetsmark Kirke & Gallery Rodhus Garden), Museum For Papirkunst (in Blokhus) and Lokken (Lokken Bryghus, Galleri Lokken, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Voergaard Slot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saeby Kirke, get engrossed in the history at Boldrup Museum, and don't miss a visit to Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aalborg trip planner.

Drive from Skagen to Aalborg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Aalborg sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Hanstholm.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Hanstholm

— 4 nights
Hanstholm is a small town and a former island, now elevated area in Thisted municipality of Region Nordjylland, located in the northern part of Denmark. Popular historic sites such as Lodbjerg Fyr and Aasted Kirke are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bunkermuseum Hanstholm and Vestervig Kirke. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanstholm: Freastrup (Tommerby Vikingegravplads, Bulbjerg, &more), Moler Museum (in Nykoebing) and Svankjaer's little Sawmill (in Bedsted Thy). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Thy National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Vigso Kirke, examine the collection at Klim Kalkovn, and visit a coastal fixture at Hanstholm Fyr.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanstholm vacation builder website.

You can drive from Aalborg to Hanstholm in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lemvig.

Things to do in Hanstholm

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lemvig

— 5 nights
Lyngvig Fyr and Vederso Kirke will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bovbjerg Fyr and Administration Ringkobing Skjern Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lemvig side-trips: Sdr. Nissum Kirke (in Sonder Nissum), Ulfborg (Ulfborg Hundeskov & VW & Retro Museum) and Staby Church (in Staby).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lemvig trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hanstholm to Lemvig takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Lemvig

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aarhus

— 7 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Faengslet. Museum-lovers will appreciate Danmarks Industrimuseum and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Get out of town with these interesting Aarhus side-trips: Auning (The Green Museum & Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum), Silkeborg (Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Museum Jorn Silkeborg, &more) and Horsens (Horsens Lystbaadehavn, Norrestrand, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kalo Slotsruin, walk around Marselisborg Deer Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien, and pause for some photo ops at Fregatten Jylland.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus day trip planning tool.

Drive from Lemvig to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Esbjerg

— 5 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ribe Domkirke and Sonderho Kirke. Museum-lovers will get to explore Koldinghus and Fano Kunstmuseum. Explore Esbjerg's surroundings by going to Boersmose Strand (in Oksboel), Hoejer (Stormflodssoejlen ved Hoejer Sluse & Graensestenene i Rudbol) and Ballum Kirke (in Ballum). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, make a trip to St-Clemens-Kirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vester Vedsted Kirke, and browse the exhibits of Ribe Vikinge Center.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Esbjerg trip planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Esbjerg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aero

— 4 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marstal Sofartsmuseum and Soby Kirke. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Skjoldnaes Fyr and Rise Kirke. Explore Aero's surroundings by going to Sydals (Kegnaes Kirke & Dansk Glaskunst), Rudkoebing (Spodsbjerg Turistbaadehavn, Herregaarden Skovsgaard, &more) and Tranekaer (Snode Kirke, Heerwagen Ceramics, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Soebygaard, see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, pause for some serene contemplation at Aeroskobing Kirke, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Odense on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Odense

— 6 nights

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.
Let the collections at The Funen Village and CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church and Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home. Get out of town with these interesting Odense side-trips: Nyborg (Holckenhavn Slot & Vor Frue Kirke), Svendborg (Naturama, Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum, &more) and Broholm Castle (in Gudme). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Brandts, get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, enjoy the sea views from Helnaes Lighthouse, and explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Odense attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Aero to Odense takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.