18 days in Denmark Itinerary

18 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Esbjerg
— 4 nights
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Odense
— 2 nights
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Kalundborg
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen
— 8 nights
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Moen
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Esbjerg

— 4 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Get some historical perspective at Den Tyske Flygtningskirkegaard and Boersmose Kirke. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Esbjerg Museum, Sydvestjyske Museer and Hjerting Kirke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esbjerg: Hjemsted Oldtidspark (in Hjemsted), Strandvejen 82 (in Henne Stationsby) and Hoejer (Hojer Molle & Graensestenene i Rudbol). There's lots more to do: stroll through Boersmose Strand, get engrossed in the history at Museum Sonderjylland Kulturhistorie Tonder, look for all kinds of wild species at Marbaek-Omraadet, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Frello.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Esbjerg vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Esbjerg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Esbjerg dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Odense

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sct. Hans Church and Svanemollen. Sct. Albani Church and Lundsgaard Gods will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Faaborg (Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling, Elsographical Museum of Drejet, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Carl Nielsen Museet, appreciate the history behind Emperors New Clothes, admire the natural beauty at King's Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Ulriksholm Slot.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Odense online visit planner.

Getting from Esbjerg to Odense by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalundborg.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Kalundborg

— 3 nights
Kalundborg is a Danish city with a population of 16,343 (1 January 2015), the main town of the municipality of the same name and the site of its municipal council. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reerso Amerikanerbil Museum and Buerup Traeskomuseum. Get some cultural insight at Landbomuseet Paa Birkendegaard and Odden Kirke. Get out of town with these interesting Kalundborg side-trips: Buerup Kirke (in Jyderup), Mogens Kraemer (in Dianalund) and Hoeve skov (in Asnaes). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Keramikstuen, pause for some serene contemplation at Kalundborg Tidligere Kloster, and look for all kinds of wild species at Naturpark Aamosen.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kalundborg route planner.

You can drive from Odense to Kalundborg in 1.5 hours. In July in Kalundborg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Kalundborg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Copenhagen

— 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Stevns Klint. Visiting Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Amager Strandpark will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Fredensborg Palace (in Fredensborg), Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig) and The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at The Open Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Grabrodretorv, and learn about all things military at Krigsmuseet.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip app.

You can drive from Kalundborg to Copenhagen in 1.5 hours. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 10:

Moen

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Soemarkedyssen.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moen day trip planning site.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Moen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Copenhagen in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Moen, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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.

Kalundborg Municipality travel guide

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Lighthouses · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards