38 days in Denmark Itinerary

38 days in Denmark Itinerary

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38 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Store Heddinge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Aarhus
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Billund
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Aeroskobing, Aero
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosenborg Castle and Our Saviour's Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip builder site .

San Francisco, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Store Heddinge.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hillerod, Kronborg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Karen Blixen Museum
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Store Heddinge

Store Heddinge ©
Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Stevns Klint and Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort and PanzerMuseum East. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Store Heddinge: Koege Torv (in Koege), Sct. Bendts Kirke (in Ringsted) and Fanefjord Church (in Askeby). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mons Klint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Borreby Mose, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bjernede Rundkirke.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Store Heddinge visit planner.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Store Heddinge in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Store Heddinge

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roedvig, Slagelse, Sct. Bendts Kirke, Bjernede Rundkirke, Koege Torv
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Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum ©
Rodvig Skibsmotormuseum
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort ©
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Moesgaard Museum and Aarhus Domkirke. There's much more to do: get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Todbjerg Kirke, see the interesting displays at Besaettelsesmuseet, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town in Aarhus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aarhus visit app .

Getting from Store Heddinge to Aarhus by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum

5
nights
Billund

Billund ©
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).
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ribe Vikinge Center and Museumsgaarden Karensminde. Trinitatis Church and Ribe Domkirke will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Billund: Taulov Church (in Taulov), Soenderborg (The promenade & Gendarmstien) and Kolding (Koldinghus & Hartevaerket). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Billund. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and see the interesting displays at Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Billund trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Aarhus to Billund in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Billund, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Billund

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Esbjerg, Kolding, Soenderborg, Fredericia, Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede
Highlights from your plan
Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Danish Railway Museum and The Funen Village. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Egeskov Castle and Helnaes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odense: Bryggeriet Refsvindinge (in Refsvindinge), Nyborg (Holckenhavn Slot & Vor Frue Kirke) and Lindeskov langdysse (in Oerbaek). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Mal Ravn Art Gallery, try for a hole-in-one at Thuroe Minigolf, get engrossed in the history at The Time Collection, and explore the world behind art at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Odense road trip planning app .

Drive from Billund to Odense in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Aeroskobing.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Svendborg, Faaborg, Nyborg, Bryggeriet Refsvindinge, Strojer Samlingen
Highlights from your plan
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Vor Frue Kirke ©
Vor Frue Kirke

5
nights
Aeroskobing, Aero

Aeroskobing
Let the collections at Hammerichs Hus and Marstal Sofartsmuseum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Bregninge Kirke and The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aeroskobing trip maker website .

You can drive from Odense to Aeroskobing in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aeroskobing

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Aero
Highlights from your plan
Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Skjoldnaes Fyr ©
Skjoldnaes Fyr
Hammerichs Hus
Hammerichs Hus

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