21 days in Denmark Itinerary

21 days in Denmark Itinerary

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21 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Moen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Esbjerg
— 2 nights
4
Aarhus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thisted
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lokken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Skagen
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
8
Akirkeby, Bornholm
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
9
Copenhagen
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Moen

Moen ©
On the 10th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Soemarkedyssen. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Keldby Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint, and then see the interesting displays at Geo Center Mons Klint.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moen day trip planning website .

Rome, Italy to Moen is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for cooler days in Moen, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Moen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fanefjord Church, Middelaldercentret
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Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Middelaldercentret ©
Middelaldercentret
Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint

2
nights
Odense, Funen and Islands

Odense ©
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.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, get a new perspective on nature at Naturama, then step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Town Jail Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Johannes Larsen Museet, examine the collection at Vikingemuseet Ladby, and then admire the masterpieces at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Odense trip site .

Getting from Moen to Odense by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Moen in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Odense, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerteminde, Naturama, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, The Town Jail Museum
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Naturama ©
Naturama
H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Johannes Larsen Museet ©
Johannes Larsen Museet

2
nights
Esbjerg

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Ribe Vikinge Center and then don't miss a visit to Stormflodssojlen ved Vester Vedsted. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ribe Domkirke, and then kick back and relax at Vejers Strand.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Esbjerg online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Odense to Esbjerg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Esbjerg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vejers Strand
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Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center
Ribe Domkirke ©
Ribe Domkirke
Vejers Strand ©
Vejers Strand

3
nights
Aarhus

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Sletterhage Fyr. Venture out of the city with trips to Molslaboratoriet (in Femmoeller) and Scandinavian Wildlife Park (in Kolind). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, make a trip to Latin Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town in Aarhus, and pause for some photo ops at Granny's Knot.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aarhus are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thisted.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Scandinavian Wildlife Park, Molslaboratoriet, Sletterhage Fyr
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Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©

2
nights
Thisted

Thisted ©
Thisted is a town in Thisted municipality of Region Nordjylland, in Denmark. On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vorupor Kirke, view the masterpieces at Gaarden Klitmoller, pause for some serene contemplation at Hansted Kirke, then see the interesting displays at Bunkermuseum Hanstholm, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleri Salshus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vorupoer Havn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lodbjerg Kirke, and then trek along Salgerhoej.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thisted travel route planner .

You can drive from Aarhus to Thisted in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Lokken.

Things to do in Thisted

Parks Trails Beaches

Side Trip

Salgerhoej
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Bunkermuseum Hanstholm ©
Bunkermuseum Hanstholm
Lodbjerg Kirke ©
Lodbjerg Kirke
Salgerhoej ©
Salgerhoej

2
nights
Lokken

Lokken ©
On the 22nd (Thu), look for gifts at Bolcheriet R, view the masterpieces at Galleri Lokken, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maarup Kirke, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokken Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Keramoda, enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Rodhus Garden, and finally catch some excitement at Center for Papirkunst.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lokken road trip website .

Traveling by car from Thisted to Lokken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lokken can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Skagen.

Things to do in Lokken

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lonstrup, Gallery Rodhus Garden, Museum For Papirkunst
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Lokken Beach ©
Lokken Beach
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Maarup Kirke ©
Maarup Kirke

2
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Skagen

Skagen ©
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Skagens Bamsemuseum, see the interesting displays at Skagen By Og Egnsmuseum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Den Svenske Somandskirke, don't miss a visit to BolcherietR - Skagen, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Bo, then admire the masterpieces at Skagens Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The sand-covered church.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagen travel route planner.

Drive from Lokken to Skagen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Skagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Akirkeby.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Skagens Museum ©
Skagens Museum
Skagen By Og Egnsmuseum ©
Skagen By Og Egnsmuseum
Skagens Bamsemuseum ©
Skagens Bamsemuseum

1
night
Akirkeby, Bornholm

Akirkeby ©
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bornholms Automobilmuseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Balka Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dueodde Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Aa Kirke.

Plan my day in Akirkeby using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Skagen to Akirkeby. In August, daily temperatures in Akirkeby can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Akirkeby

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Balka Beach, Dueodde Beach
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Dueodde Beach ©
Dueodde Beach
Balka Beach ©
Balka Beach
Bornholms Automobilmuseum ©
Bornholms Automobilmuseum

4
nights
Copenhagen

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Stevns Klint. Visit Church of Our Saviour and Rosenborg Castle for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church), and don't miss a visit to Stroeget.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akirkeby to Copenhagen. In August in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stevns Klint
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Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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