16 days in Copenhagen, Copenhagen Region & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Copenhagen, Copenhagen Region & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Copenhagen, Copenhagen Region & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsingoer, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Hundested, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Taastrup, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Atlanta, United States

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The David Collection and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have). Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, contemplate the long history of Kastellet, and take an in-depth tour of Amalienborg.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen holiday maker website .

Atlanta, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in August, with highs in Copenhagen at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The David Collection ©
The David Collection

1
night
Helsingoer, Denmark

Helsingoer ©
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Frederiksborg Castle, examine the collection at Kronborg, and then admire the masterpieces at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsingoer trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Helsingoer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsingoer can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hundested.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Frederiksborg Castle
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Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Kronborg ©
Kronborg

3
nights
Hundested, Denmark

Hundested ©
Hundested is a town with a population of 8,543 and a former municipality in Region Hovedstaden in the northern part of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark.The former municipality is surrounded by water on three side: to the north is the Kattegat, to the west is the channel leading into the Isefjord, and to the south is Roskilde Fjord and the channel leading into it from the Isefjord.The area is characterized by sand and dunes, especially on its northern side facing the Kattegat, but also found in the central areas and in the south. Explore hidden gems such as Gniben and Slagelse Lystanlaeg. Take a break from the city and head to Eskebjerg Vesterlyng and Gudmindrup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hundested: Roesnaes Naturskole (in Kalundborg), Naturpark Aamosen (in Store Fuglede) and Holbaek Naturskole (in Holbaek).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hundested trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsingoer to Hundested by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Hundested can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taastrup.

Things to do in Hundested

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Naturpark Aamosen, Gudmindrup Beach, Slagelse Lystanlaeg, Roesnaes Naturskole, Eskebjerg Vesterlyng
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Gniben ©
Gniben
Eskebjerg Vesterlyng ©
Eskebjerg Vesterlyng
Naturpark Aamosen ©
Naturpark Aamosen

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Taastrup, Denmark

Taastrup ©
Taastrup is a Danish railway town or/and suburb of Copenhagen - 15 km west of the capital, and formerly the administrative seat of Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Region Hovedstaden. Roskilde Domkirke and Tadre Molle will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Stevns Klint and Viking Ship Museum capture your imagination. Explore Taastrup's surroundings by going to Avno Naturcenter (in Lundby), Hoejerup Gamle Kirke (in Store Heddinge) and Bidstrup Skovene (in Hvalsoe). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Borreby Mose.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taastrup trip app .

Getting from Hundested to Taastrup by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Taastrup, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Taastrup

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Store Heddinge, Hvalsoe, Roskilde, Borreby Mose, Avno Naturcenter
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Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Micropia and Louwman Museum The Hague. Appreciate the collections at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Canals area (in Utrecht) and Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Taastrup to Amsterdam with the Route module. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, Canals area
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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