9 days in Denmark Itinerary

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Copenhagen
— 4 nights
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Roskilde
— 1 night
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Aarhus
— 1 night
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Hanstholm
— 1 night
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Esbjerg
— 1 night
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Copenhagen — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
For shopping fun, head to A. C. Perch's Thehandel or Folkehuset Absalon. Get some cultural insight at Trinitatis Kirke and Copenhagen Cruise Tours. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Landbohojskolens Have, pause for some serene contemplation at Hellig Kors Kirke, get a new perspective on nature at Medical Museion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Copenhagen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Roskilde.
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Roskilde — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): shop like a local with Jeppeart, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasgalleriet, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Osted Kirke.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Roskilde trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Roskilde in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Roskilde can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.
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Aarhus — 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Vor Frue Kirke, stop by Vadestedet, then examine the collection at Besaettelsesmuseet, and finally see the interesting displays at Aarhus Vikingemuseet.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus travel route planner.

You can drive from Roskilde to Aarhus in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanstholm.
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Hanstholm — 1 night

Hanstholm is a small town and a former island, now elevated area in Thisted municipality of Region Nordjylland, located in the northern part of Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Vorupor Kirke, then get a taste of the local shopping with Svanebro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vigso Kirke, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hansted Kirke.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanstholm tour planner.

Drive from Aarhus to Hanstholm in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Esbjerg.
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Esbjerg — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Maren Splids Hus, examine the collection at Jacob A. Riis Museum, then shop like a local with Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller, then explore the world behind art at Ribe Kunstmuseum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mandoe Kirke.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Esbjerg itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hanstholm to Esbjerg in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Denmark travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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