10 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

10 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen
— 4 nights
Train
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Maribo
Train
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Copenhagen
— 1 night
Train
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Hirtshals
— 1 night
Train to CPH Lufthavn, Bus to Gudhjem
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Gudhjem
— 2 nights
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Bus to Rønne Havn, Ferry to Ystad Havn, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen
— 1 night
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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Copenhagen — 4 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, make a trip to National Museum of Denmark, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke.

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Hartford, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Hartford to Copenhagen. Traveling from Hartford in December, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maribo.
Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Maribo

Maribo is a town in Lolland municipality in Region Sjælland on the island of Lolland in south Denmark. On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribo Domkirke.

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Drive from Copenhagen to Maribo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Maribo sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen — 1 night

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen holiday planner.

You can drive from Maribo to Copenhagen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Hirtshals.
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Hirtshals — 1 night

Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. On the 6th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Hirtshals Fyr and then see the interesting displays at Bunkermuseet Hirtshals.

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You can fly from Copenhagen to Hirtshals in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Hirtshals, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Gudhjem.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Gudhjem — 2 nights

On the 8th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Baltic Sea Glass, find something for the whole family at Bornholms Middelaldercenter, and then identify plant and animal life at Ekkodalen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): cruise along Tovbanen.dk and then delve into the distant past at Hammershus.

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Do a combination of train and bus from Hirtshals to Gudhjem in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Gudhjem are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Copenhagen.
Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Copenhagen — 1 night

On the 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Kastellet.

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Do a combination of bus, ferry, and train from Gudhjem to Copenhagen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Hjorring travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Lighthouses · Specialty Museums

Bornholm travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Ruins · Churches
Bornholm municipality covers the entire island of Bornholm, located in the Baltic Sea. Rich in natural beauty, the island is characterized by rugged rock faces, thick pine forests, farmland, and beaches that dot its 158 km (98 mi) coastline. During warm summer months, Bornholm's tiny coastal villages and quiet fishing harbors receive droves of tourists from neighboring countries. Visitors from Scandinavia come for the island's smoked herring.