17 days in Denmark Itinerary

17 days in Denmark Itinerary

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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 historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens, contemplate the long history of Our Saviour's Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen journey planner.

Madrid, Spain to Copenhagen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for colder days in Copenhagen, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:


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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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marstal Kirke, take a leisurely stroll along Marstal Havn og Marina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bregninge Kirke, and visit a coastal fixture at Skjoldnaes Fyr.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aero online holiday builder.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Aero in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:


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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 24th (Sat), examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lindeskov langdysse, and finally steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Fruens Boge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia, and then identify plant and animal life at Lyt til marsvin.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Odense online journey planner.

Getting from Aero to Odense by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Odense sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Aarhus is known for childrens museums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, get interesting insight from Aarhus SeaRangers, take an in-depth tour of Moesgaard Museum, and engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Aarhus are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:


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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).
On the 31st (Sat), find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Billund road trip website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks
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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.