8 days in Denmark Itinerary

8 days in Denmark Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Denmark trip planner

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Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Drive to Haderslev
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Haderslev
— 1 night
Drive
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Copenhagen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Slagelse
— 3 nights
Drive to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Fly to Hornafjörður Airport

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Haderslev

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lindet Skov, then kick back and relax at Vedsted So, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dyrehaven Ved Haderslev, and finally see what you can catch with Snorkelsafari.dk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Haderslev trip maker tool.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland to Haderslev is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jokulsarlon to Haderslev due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jokulsarlon in May, expect nights in Haderslev to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Haderslev

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
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Copenhagen

— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church. Change things up with a short trip to Fuglereservat Vaserne in Birkerod (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Stroeget, stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Haderslev to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Slagelse.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Slagelse

— 3 nights
Slagelse is a small town in Denmark located in west Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Aamosen, look for all kinds of wild species at Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, then identify plant and animal life at Roesnaes Naturskole, then look for all kinds of wild species at Korsor Lystskov, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Slagelse Lystanlaeg. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Bidstrup Skovene, look for all kinds of wild species at Pangea Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Avno Naturcenter, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Borreby Mose.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Slagelse online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Slagelse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Slagelse can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Slagelse

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Denmark travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · 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.