8 days in Denmark Itinerary

8 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Copenhagen — 3 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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and visit Christiania.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Copenhagen is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Aalborg.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hasseris Kirke, then steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery of the Holy Ghost.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aalborg attractions tool.

Getting from Copenhagen to Aalborg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.
Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally examine the collection at Moesgaard Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Aalborg to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Aarhus sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Billund.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Billund — 2 nights

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia, then identify plant and animal life at Lyt til marsvin, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at LEGO House, then see the interesting displays at Tjaereovne, and then examine the collection at Danmarks Nimbus Tourings Motorcykle-Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Billund trip itinerary website.

Getting from Aarhus to Billund by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Billund sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
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Denmark travel guide

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.