60 days in Denmark Itinerary

60 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark planner

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Copenhagen
— 8 nights
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Moen
— 6 nights
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Gudhjem, Bornholm
— 5 nights
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Skagen
— 4 nights
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Aalborg
— 5 nights
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Hanstholm
— 4 nights
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Lemvig
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aarhus
— 7 nights
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Esbjerg
— 5 nights
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Aero
— 4 nights
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Odense
— 6 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davids Samling (The David Collection) and The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Store Heddinge (Stevns Fyrcenter, Hoejerup Gamle Kirke, &more), Koege (Vikingeborgen Borgring & Kjoege Mini-By) and Roedvig (Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum & Cold War Museum Stevnsfort). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Amager Strandpark, see the interesting displays at Sporvejsmuseet Skjoldenaesholm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, and take an in-depth tour of Lejre Land of Legends.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen holiday planner.

Louisville, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Copenhagen is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in August, with highs in Copenhagen at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 9:

Moen

— 6 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Geo Center Mons Klint and Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Visual Climate Center and Fuglsang Kunstmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Moen side-trips: Naestved (Middelalderlige Raadhus, Sct Peders Kirke, &more), Faxe (Geomuseum Faxe & Faxe Kirke) and Karise Kirke (in Karise).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moen tour site.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Moen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Moen, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Moen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

Gudhjem, Bornholm

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hammershus and Osterlars Rundkirke. Oluf Host Museet and Bornholmertaarnet will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gudhjem: Nexoe (DBJ Museum, Jans Keramik, &more), Roenne (Ericksson's Gard (Farm), Lilli's Glass Design, &more) and Grubbegaard Traktor Og Motor Museum (in Akirkeby).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gudhjem journey planner.

You can fly from Moen to Gudhjem in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Skagen.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

Skagen

— 4 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Get some cultural insight at Skagens Museum and Bunkermuseet Hirtshals. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rabjerg Mile and Hirtshals Fyr. Get out of town with these interesting Skagen side-trips: Hirtshals (Nordsoen Oceanarium, Vendsyssel Historiske Museum, &more), Strandfogedgaarden I Rubjerg (in Lokken) and Tversted (Tversted Kirke, Benedikte Smykker & Galleri, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Anchers Hus, explore the ancient world of The sand-covered church, pause for some serene contemplation at Hulsig Kirke, and examine the collection at Skagen Bunkermuseum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Skagen trip planner.

You can fly from Gudhjem to Skagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Skagen can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Aalborg

— 5 nights
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. Rubjerg Knude and Lindholm Hoeje Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lokken Beach and Voergaard Slot. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum For Papirkunst (in Blokhus), Lokken (Lokken Bryghus, Galleri Lokken, &more) and Pandrup (Jetsmark Kirke & Gallery Rodhus Garden). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Saeby Kirke, examine the collection at Godthaab Hammervaerk, and browse the exhibits of Boerglum Kloster.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aalborg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Skagen to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Aalborg sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hanstholm.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Hanstholm

— 4 nights
Hanstholm is a small town and a former island, now elevated area in Thisted municipality of Region Nordjylland, located in the northern part of Denmark. Popular historic sites such as Lodbjerg Fyr and Hanstholm Fyr are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bunkermuseum Hanstholm and Lodbjerg Kirke. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanstholm: Freastrup (Tommerby Vikingegravplads, Bulbjerg, &more), Moler Museum (in Nykoebing) and Vestervig Kirke (in Vestervig). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thy National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Vigso Kirke, and see the interesting displays at Klim Kalkovn.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanstholm tour site.

You can drive from Aalborg to Hanstholm in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Lemvig.

Things to do in Hanstholm

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Lemvig

— 5 nights
Lyngvig Fyr and Bovbjerg Fyr will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sandskulpturfestival i Soendervig and Bundsbaek Moelle. Get out of town with these interesting Lemvig side-trips: Sdr. Nissum Kirke (in Sonder Nissum), Ulfborg (Ulfborg Hundeskov & VW & Retro Museum) and Staby Church (in Staby).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lemvig trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hanstholm to Lemvig takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Lemvig

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Aarhus

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Danmarks Industrimuseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Faengslet and Den Gamle By. Get out of town with these interesting Aarhus side-trips: Auning (The Green Museum & Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum), Horsens (Horsens Lystbaadehavn, Norrestrand, &more) and Silkeborg (Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Museum Jorn Silkeborg, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kalo Slotsruin, walk around Marselisborg Deer Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien, and pause for some photo ops at Fregatten Jylland.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus day trip planning tool.

Drive from Lemvig to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 14:

Esbjerg

— 5 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ribe Domkirke and Koldinghus. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ribe Vikinge Center and Fisheries- and Maritime Museum. Explore Esbjerg's surroundings by going to Hoejer (Stormflodssoejlen ved Hoejer Sluse & Graensestenene i Rudbol), Ballum Kirke (in Ballum) and Boersmose Strand (in Oksboel). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sonderho Kirke, get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Billund, steep yourself in history at Troejborg Slotsruin, and make a trip to Mandoe Kirke.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Esbjerg trip planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Esbjerg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Aero

— 4 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marstal Sofartsmuseum and Soby Kirke. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Skjoldnaes Fyr and Aeroskobing Kirke. Explore Aero's surroundings by going to Sydals (Kegnaes Kirke & Dansk Glaskunst), Rudkoebing (Spodsbjerg Turistbaadehavn, Herregaarden Skovsgaard, &more) and Tranekaer (Snode Kirke, Heerwagen Ceramics, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Soebygaard, pause for some serene contemplation at Rise Kirke, see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Odense on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Odense

— 6 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.
Let the collections at The Funen Village and CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church and Helnaes Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Odense side-trips: Nyborg (Holckenhavn Slot & Vor Frue Kirke), Svendborg (Naturama, Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum, &more) and Broholm Castle (in Gudme). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Brandts, step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, and contemplate the long history of Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Odense attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Aero to Odense takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Odense

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

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.