8 days in Denmark Itinerary

8 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark tour planner

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Copenhagen
Train
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Skagen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 1 night
Drive
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Kerteminde
— 3 nights
Drive

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Copenhagen

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.
On the 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Grabrodretorv and then contemplate the long history of Holmens Kirke.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Copenhagen. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Skagen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites

Skagen

— 3 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Det Hvide Fyr, see the interesting displays at Skagen Bunkermuseum, explore the world behind art at Anchers Hus, then examine the collection at Skagens Bamsemuseum, then take some stellar pictures from Vandtaarnet i Skagen, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Den Svenske Somandskirke, take in the exciting artwork at Skagen Glaspusteri, examine the collection at Skagen By Og Egnsmuseum, stroll through Flagbakken, then get a new perspective on nature at Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter, and finally identify plant and animal life at Spirbakke Mile Og Sandmilen.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Skagen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Skagen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, you will find days in Skagen are little chillier (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Aarhus

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke, engage your brain at Steno Museum, learn more about the world around you at Naturhistorisk Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Ovartaci, then get outside with Den Permanente, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest, explore the historical opulence of Marselisborg Slot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Brabrand Kirke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Viby Kirke, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sct. Paul's Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus trip planner.

Getting from Skagen to Aarhus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Skagen in July since evenings lows in Aarhus dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kerteminde.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Kerteminde

— 3 nights
Kerteminde, is a town in central Denmark, located in Kerteminde Municipality on the island of Funen. Explore hidden gems such as Johannes Larsen Museet and Svanemollen. Get some cultural insight at Viby Kirke and Ladbyskibet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kerteminde: Faaborg (Svanninge Bjerge, Arresten, &more) and De Japanske Haver (in Broby). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vikingemuseet Ladby, contemplate the waterfront views at Kerteminde marina, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fjord & Baelt, and step into the grandiose world of Lundsgaard Gods.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kerteminde day trip website.

You can drive from Aarhus to Kerteminde in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kerteminde are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kerteminde

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.