17 days in Denmark, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Denmark, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Denmark, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Billund, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
End: Paris, France

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tivoli Gardens, National Aquarium Denmark, The Black Diamond - The Royal Library, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stroeget, wander the streets of Christiania, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and enjoy breathtaking views from The Round Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Copenhagen holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

1
day
Aarhus, Denmark

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moesgaard Museum as well as Den Gamle By. On the 22nd (Sun), engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum, admire the masterpieces at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, and then examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

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

3
nights
Billund, Denmark

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).
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Billund holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Billund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Billund

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally wander the streets of Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Billund to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Mauritshuis and then browse the exhibits of Madurodam.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In January in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
River Seine and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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