8 days in Denmark & Gothenburg Itinerary

8 days in Denmark & Gothenburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Odense, Denmark
— 1 day
Drive
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
4
Skagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Odense, Denmark

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and then meet the residents at Odense ZOO.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Odense trip planner.

Copenhagen to Odense is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Odense, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, then admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus, and finally examine the collection at Moesgaard Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aarhus online travel route planner.

Drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Aalborg, Denmark

— 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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus and then stroll around The Park of Music.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aalborg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Skagen, Denmark

— 1 night
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The sand-covered church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Skagen planner.

You can drive from Aalborg to Skagen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Skagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Skagen

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 3 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Volvo Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, and then find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gothenburg travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Skagen to Gothenburg by car takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Skagen in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gothenburg, with lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.