8 days in Denmark Itinerary

8 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Billund Airport, Drive to Esbjerg
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Esbjerg
— 1 night
Drive
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Odense
— 1 night
Drive
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Lokken
— 1 night
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Drive to Aalborg Airport, Fly to Bornholm Airport, Drive to Allinge
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Allinge, Bornholm
— 2 nights
Drive to Bornholm Airport, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen
— 2 nights
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Esbjerg

— 1 night
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Tirpitz and then kick back and relax at Blaavand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ribe Vikinge Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ribe Domkirke, and then pause for some photo ops at Ansgar-statue.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Esbjerg travel planning app.

Krakow, Poland to Esbjerg is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Krakow in August, you will find days in Esbjerg are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, and then examine the collection at The Funen Village.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Odense vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Odense takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Odense, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lokken.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Lokken

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Rubjerg Knude, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lokken Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Faarup Sommerland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lokken vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Odense to Lokken takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Lokken are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Allinge.

Things to do in Lokken

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Allinge, Bornholm

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Helligdomsklipperne V. Bornholms Kunstmuseum Helligdommem, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen, and then explore the ancient world of Hammershus. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Bornholms Rovfugleshow, then stroll through Dueodde Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Osterlars Rundkirke.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Allinge road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lokken to Allinge. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Allinge

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), then walk around Kongens Have, then explore the world behind art at The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Amager Strandpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Experimentarium, walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and finally walk around Frederiksberg Have.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Allinge to Copenhagen. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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.