17 days in Denmark Itinerary

17 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark travel route builder

Make it your trip
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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
Train
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Odense
— 3 nights
Train
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Aarhus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Skagen
— 3 nights
Train
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Aarhus
— 2 nights
Train
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Copenhagen
— 1 night
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Copenhagen

— 3 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.
You've added H.C. Andersen Statue, Kronborg, Frederiksborg slotshave, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of Copenhagen Central Station. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, stroll around Kongens Have, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then don't miss a visit to Grabrodretorv, and finally visit Stroeget.

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Madrid, Spain to Copenhagen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Copenhagen is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Odense.

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Odense

— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, Montergarden Museum, and other attractions. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, and head outdoors with H. C. Andersen Haven.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Odense trip planner.

Drive from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Odense sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

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Aarhus

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Latin Quarter, Dokk1, Musikhuset Aarhus, and other attractions you added. When in Aarhus, make a side trip to see Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church in Jelling, approximately Jelling away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Aarhus Domkirke, and see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus planner.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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Skagen

— 3 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Your day by day itinerary now includes Vippefyret, Skagens Bamsemuseum, Skagen Kirke, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grenen and cruise along Rabjerg Mile.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Skagen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Skagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Skagen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Skagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Aarhus

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

Your list of things to see and do now includes Aarhus Rådhus, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Latin Quarter, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vor Frue Kirke, then don't miss a visit to Dokk1, then join in the after-dark buzz at Sherlock Holmes Pub, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aarhus Rådhus. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Latin Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Aarhus Theatre, and then stroll around Marselisborg Mindepark.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aarhus trip planner.

Getting from Skagen to Aarhus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Copenhagen

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen City Hall, H.C. Andersen Statue, and other attractions. On the 15th (Fri), wander the streets of Christiania, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then pause for some photo ops at The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid, then admire the striking features of Kastellet, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Radhuspladsen, then appreciate the history behind H.C. Andersen Statue, then get a sense of history and politics at Copenhagen City Hall, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

You can fly from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.