10 days in Denmark Itinerary

10 days in Denmark Itinerary

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10 days in Denmark Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Copenhagen
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Roskilde
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Aarhus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Store Heddinge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Norfolk

3
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 appreciate National Museum of Denmark and National Gallery of Denmark. Visiting Van Dijks Adventure and Kalvebod Fælled will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take in the views from Cirkelbroen, find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, and take a stroll through Nyhavn.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen sightseeing planner .

Norfolk, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Norfolk to Copenhagen. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Norfolk in May, with highs in Copenhagen at 62°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Roskilde.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

2
nights
Roskilde

Roskilde ©
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trelleborg Viking Fortress as well as Viking Ship Museum. On the 13th (Wed), stop by Mosehuset, examine the collection at Trelleborg Viking Fortress, then browse the exhibits of RAGNAROCK - Museet for pop, rock og youth culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, then stroll through Roskilde Havn, and then identify plant and animal life at Boserup Skov.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Roskilde day trip planner.

Roskilde is very close to Copenhagen. May in Roskilde sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Roskilde

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trelleborg Viking Fortress, Mosehuset
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke
Boserup Skov ©
Boserup Skov

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By and then stroll through Brabrandstien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Tilst Kirke, get into the urban bustle at Dokk1, wander the streets of Vadestedet, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town in Aarhus, and finally view the masterpieces at Grisk.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aarhus trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Roskilde to Aarhus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. May in Aarhus sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Store Heddinge.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Trails Shopping
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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Tilst Kirke ©
Tilst Kirke
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus

1
night
Store Heddinge

Store Heddinge ©
Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Stevns Klint, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hoejerup Gamle Kirke, and then brush up on your military savvy at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Store Heddinge sightseeing planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Store Heddinge by car takes about 3.5 hours. May in Store Heddinge sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Store Heddinge

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cold War Museum Stevnsfort
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Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort ©
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort
Hoejerup Gamle Kirke ©
Hoejerup Gamle Kirke

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