17 days in Denmark Itinerary

17 days in Denmark Itinerary

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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.
Take a break from Aarhus with a short trip to Kalo Skovene in Roende, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum, don't miss a visit to Latin Quarter, and see majestic marine mammals with Aarhus SeaRangers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aarhus trip site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Aarhus is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Aarhus, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumsgaarden Karensminde, let the kids burn off some steam at LEGO House, and then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Billund.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Billund trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Billund by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Billund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Billund

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
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Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Aero is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Rita Lund Malerier, pause for some serene contemplation at Bregninge Kirke, and see the interesting displays at Marstal Sofartsmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aero day trip planning site.

You can drive from Billund to Aero in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO, explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Egeskov Molle. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Fruens Boge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia, and then stroll around Madsby Parken.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Odense trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Aero to Odense takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Getting from Odense to Copenhagen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
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Denmark travel guide

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.