18 days in Italy & Denmark Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Denmark Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & Denmark Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Store Heddinge, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Aeroskobing, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Alassio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Denmark and Rosenborg Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Amalienborg. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, take in the views from Cirkelbroen, steep yourself in history at Kastellet, and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

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London, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Store Heddinge.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

1
night
Store Heddinge, Denmark

Store Heddinge ©
Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum, trek along Stevns Klint Trampesti, and then examine the collection at Stevns Klint.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Store Heddinge trip planner .

Drive from Copenhagen to Store Heddinge in 1.5 hours. In September in Store Heddinge, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Aeroskobing.

Things to do in Store Heddinge

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum
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Stevns Klint Trampesti ©
Stevns Klint Trampesti
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum ©
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum

3
nights
Aeroskobing, Denmark

Aeroskobing
Get in touch with nature at Aero Island and Aero Golf Club. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bregninge Kirke and The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aeroskobing online day trip planner .

Getting from Store Heddinge to Aeroskobing by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aeroskobing

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aero
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Hammerichs Hus
Hammerichs Hus
Skjoldnaes Fyr ©
Skjoldnaes Fyr
Marstal Kirke ©
Marstal Kirke

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grisk and Old Town in Aarhus. Visit Moesgaard Strand and Strandbaren for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: trek along Brabrandstien, tee off at Aarhus Aadal Golf Club, delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest, and identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus visit planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aeroskobing to Aarhus. In September, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Moesgaard Strand ©
Moesgaard Strand
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Grisk ©
Grisk

1
night
Alassio, Italy

Alassio ©
Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), contemplate the long history of Fortezza del Priamar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dei Saraceni. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Albenga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo, examine the collection at Museo dell'Olivo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cervo, then don't miss a visit to Muretto di Alassio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Budello di Alassio.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alassio travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aarhus to Alassio. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aarhus in September; daily highs in Alassio reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Alassio

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albenga, Fortezza del Priamar, Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Baia dei Saraceni, Centro Storico di Cervo
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Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio
Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Fortezza del Priamar ©
Fortezza del Priamar

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. On the next day, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Alassio to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alassio in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cinque Terre, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

3
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and then stop by Serravalle Designer Outlet. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa road trip website .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Genoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Cinque Terre in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Serravalle Designer Outlet, Baia del Silenzio
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Serravalle Designer Outlet ©
Serravalle Designer Outlet
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

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