60 days in Denmark Itinerary

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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
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Experimentarium. Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and The Karen Blixen Museum are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Store Heddinge (Stevns Fyrcenter, Hoejerup Gamle Kirke, &more), Roedvig (Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum & Cold War Museum Stevnsfort) and Koege (Vikingeborgen Borgring & Kjoege Mini-By). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Andelslandsbyen Nyvang, admire the striking features of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), make a trip to Fredensborg Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Lejre Land of Legends.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip maker app.

Louisville, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July, Copenhagen is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moen.
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Moen — 6 nights

Get some cultural insight at Geo Center Mons Klint and Elmelunde Kirke. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mons Klint and Liselund. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moen: Faxe (Geomuseum Faxe & Faxe Kirke), Naestved (Middelalderlige Raadhus, Sct Peders Kirke, &more) and Karise Kirke (in Karise).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moen online route builder.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Copenhagen in August: highs in Moen hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Gudhjem.
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Gudhjem, Bornholm — 5 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Hammershus and Dueodde Beach. Popular historic sites such as Osterlars Rundkirke and Ostermarie Kirkeruin are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Gudhjem side-trips: Roenne (Ericksson's Gard (Farm), Lilli's Glass Design, &more), Nexoe (DBJ Museum, Jans Keramik, &more) and Grubbegaard Traktor Og Motor Museum (in Akirkeby).

To find out how to plan a trip to Gudhjem, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Moen to Gudhjem in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Skagen.
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Skagen — 4 nights

Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Get a sense of the local culture at Skagens Museum and Skagen Bunkermuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hirtshals Fyr and The sand-covered church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skagen: Hirtshals (Nordsoen Oceanarium, Vendsyssel Historiske Museum, &more), Strandfogedgaarden I Rubjerg (in Lokken) and Tversted (Tversted Kirke, Benedikte Smykker & Galleri, &more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Rabjerg Mile, see the interesting displays at Skagen Odde Naturcenter, pause for some serene contemplation at Skagen Kirke, and learn more about the world around you at Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skagen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gudhjem to Skagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Skagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aalborg.
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rubjerg Knude and Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vikingemuseet Lindholm Hoje and Boerglum Kloster. Explore Aalborg's surroundings by going to Pandrup (Jetsmark Kirke & Gallery Rodhus Garden), Lokken (Lokken Bryghus, Galleri Lokken, &more) and Museum For Papirkunst (in Blokhus). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Voergaard Slot, see the interesting displays at Haandvaerkerhuset, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Budolfi Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aalborg trip builder website.

Getting from Skagen to Aalborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hanstholm.
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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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bunkermuseum Hanstholm and Heltborg Museum. Get some cultural insight at Svankjaer's little Sawmill and Stenaldercenter Ertebolle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanstholm: Freastrup (Tommerby Vikingegravplads, Bulbjerg, &more), Vestervig Kirke (in Vestervig) and Moler Museum (in Nykoebing). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Thy National Park, examine the collection at Kystudstillingen Thorup Strand, learn more about the world around you at Fiskerhuset I Agger, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hansted Kirke.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanstholm day trip planning app.

You can drive from Aalborg to Hanstholm in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lemvig.
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Lemvig — 5 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lyngvig Fyr and Moensted Kalkgruber. Bovbjerg Fyr and Spoettrup Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lemvig side-trips: Staby Church (in Staby), Ulfborg (Ulfborg Hundeskov & VW & Retro Museum) and Sdr. Nissum Kirke (in Sonder Nissum).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lemvig trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hanstholm to Lemvig in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.
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Aarhus — 7 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel.
Popular historic sites such as Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Kalo Slotsruin are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aarhus Domkirke and Oekolariet. Venture out of the city with trips to Silkeborg (Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Museum Jorn, &more), Auning (The Green Museum & Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum) and Horsens (Horsens Lystbaadehavn, Industrimuseet, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien, stroll around Marselisborg Deer Park, take an in-depth tour of Energimuseet, and explore the world behind art at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lemvig to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Esbjerg.
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Esbjerg — 5 nights

Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ribe Domkirke and Vester Vedsted Kirke. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koldinghus and Kommandorgarden. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballum Kirke (in Ballum), Hoejer (Stormflodssoejlen ved Hoejer Sluse & Graensestenene i Rudbol) and Boersmose Strand (in Oksboel). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Sonderho Gamle Redningsstation, admire the masterpieces at Fano Kunstmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Ribe Vikinge Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Esbjerg online travel planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Esbjerg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Esbjerg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Skjoldnaes Fyr and Bregninge Kirke. Museum-lovers will get to explore Marstal Sofartsmuseum and Oehavets Smakke- og Naturcenter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aero: Tranekaer (Snode Kirke, Heerwagen Ceramics, &more), Rudkoebing (Spodsbjerg Turistbaadehavn, Herregaarden Skovsgaard, &more) and Sydals (Kegnaes Kirke & Dansk Glaskunst). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Soby Kirke, examine the collection at Hammerichs Hus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, and steep yourself in history at Soebygaard.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aero tour app.

Drive from Esbjerg to Aero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Odense.
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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.
H. C. Andersens House and Kunstmuseum Brandts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at The Funen Village and Johannes Larsen Museet capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Odense side-trips: Svendborg (Naturama, Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum, &more), Broholm Castle (in Gudme) and Nyborg (Holckenhavn Slot & Vor Frue Kirke). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sct. Hans Church, take an in-depth tour of The Danish Railway Museum, and don't miss a visit to Egeskov Castle.

Before you visit Odense, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Aero to Odense takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back 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.
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