19 days in Copenhagen & Aarhus Itinerary

19 days in Copenhagen & Aarhus Itinerary

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19 days in Copenhagen & Aarhus Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  19​h
1
Copenhagen
— 7 nights
train:  3​h
2
Aarhus
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Durban

7
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Copenhagen as well as Den Bla Planet, National Aquarium Denmark. Head to National Gallery of Denmark and Illums Bolighusfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Kronborg Castle (in Helsingoer) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, explore the galleries of Visit Carlsberg, examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen travel route builder .

Durban, South Africa to Copenhagen is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durban to Copenhagen is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kronborg, Frederiksborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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 get to explore Den Gamle By and Moesgaard Museum. Popular historic sites such as Aarhus Domkirke and Vadestedet are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Legoland Billund (in Billund) and Djurs Sommerland (in Nimtofte). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lystrup Kirke, see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip planner.

Take a train from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Aarhus are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Djurs Sommerland, LEGOLAND Billund
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Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

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