8 days in Denmark Itinerary

8 days in Denmark Itinerary

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8 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Aarhus
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Copenhagen

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Amager Strandpark and Van Dijks Adventure. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and National Gallery of Denmark. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner .

Phoenix, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get much colder in Copenhagen: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
nights
Aarhus

Aarhus ©
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.
On the 30th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbaren, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moesgaard Strand, and then identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Brabrandstien, view the masterpieces at Grisk, and then kick back and relax at Ballehage Strand.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aarhus online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Aarhus are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Moesgaard Strand ©
Moesgaard Strand
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Den Permanente ©
Den Permanente

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