4 days in Denmark Itinerary

4 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark vacation planner

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Odense
— 1 night
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Aalborg
— 1 night
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Aarhus
— 1 night
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Odense

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, examine the collection at The Funen Village, then step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at GenbrugsHallerne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Odense trip itinerary planning site.

Copenhagen to Odense is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aalborg.

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Aalborg

— 1 night
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Budolfi Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, then see the interesting displays at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, and finally take a stroll around Utzon Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aalborg trip planner.

Getting from Odense to Aalborg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Aarhus

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, then examine the collection at Den Gamle By, and finally explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Aalborg to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens 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.