16 days in Denmark Itinerary

16 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Copenhagen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gilleleje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Frederikshavn
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sondervig
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Amager Strandpark and Kalvebod Fælled. Get some historical perspective at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. There's much more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at National Gallery of Denmark, take a stroll through Stroeget, visit Christiania, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

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Lagos, Nigeria to Copenhagen is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos in December, expect Copenhagen to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gilleleje.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Gilleleje

— 2 nights
Gilleleje is one of the main towns of the Gribskov municipality in Region Hovedstaden in Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pedal to the sights with Nordkystens Cykeludlejning and then look for all kinds of wild species at Troldeskoven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Frederiksborg Castle, then make a trip to Galleriet Hornbaek ved Susanne Risom, then explore the historical opulence of Kronborg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fredensborg Palace.

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Drive from Copenhagen to Gilleleje in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Gilleleje can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Gilleleje

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Trails

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Aarhus

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Den Gamle By and Vadestedet. Get in touch with nature at Aarslev Engso and Strandbaren. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Grisk, stroll through Moesgaard Strand, tee off at Aarhus Aadal Golf Club, and look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

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Getting from Gilleleje to Aarhus by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Frederikshavn.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Frederikshavn

— 2 nights
Frederikshavn is a Danish town in Frederikshavn municipality, Region Nordjylland, on the northeast coast of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Bo, don't miss a visit to BolcherietR - Skagen, then explore the world behind art at Skagens Museum, and finally make a trip to Grenen. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lokken Beach, then stop by Bolcheriet R, then view the masterpieces at Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude.

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You can drive from Aarhus to Frederikshavn in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Frederikshavn sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sondervig.

Things to do in Frederikshavn

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sondervig

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Traekfaergerne i Skjern Enge, pause for some serene contemplation at Thorsminde Kirke, and then take some stellar pictures from Bagges Daemning.

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Drive from Frederikshavn to Sondervig in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sondervig can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sondervig

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Denmark travel guide

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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.