21 days in Denmark Itinerary

21 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Copenhagen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aero
— 4 nights
Drive
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Odense
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kolding
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 4 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church and then take a stroll through Christiania. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and then don't miss a visit to Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aero.

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Aero

— 4 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Soby Kirke and Rise Kirke. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aeroskobing Kirke and Bregninge Kirke. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Tranderup Kirke, make a trip to AEroskobing Torv, play a few rounds at Aero Golf Club, and shop like a local with Galleri Rita Lund Malerier.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aero road trip tool.

Drive from Copenhagen to Aero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Odense.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Odense

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Odense Aafart - River Cruise and Svanninge Bjerge. Kunstmuseum Brandts and Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odense: Holckenhavn Slot (in Nyborg), Broholm Castle (in Gudme) and Faaborg Museum (in Faaborg). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Johannes Larsen Museet, get engrossed in the history at Ladbyskibet, and explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Odense online route planner.

Getting from Aero to Odense by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kolding.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Kolding

— 3 nights
Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Nicolai Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Brodremenighedens Kirke, and then see the interesting displays at Christiansfeld Centret.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kolding travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Odense to Kolding in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Kolding sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Aarhus on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Kolding

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aarhus Domkirke and Mollestien. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dokk1 and Vor Frue Kirke. Take a break from Aarhus with a short trip to Kalo Slotsruin in Roende, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest, and explore the activities along Ega Engso.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aarhus driving holiday site.

Getting from Kolding to Aarhus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Aarhus are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Copenhagen

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online road trip planner.

You can fly from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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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.