9 days in Hamburg & Denmark Itinerary

9 days in Hamburg & Denmark Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deichstrasse and Bucerius Kunst Forum. Let the collections at Deutsches Zollmuseum and Johannes Brahms Museum capture your imagination. When in Hamburg, make a side trip to see Himmelmoor in Quickborn, approximately Quickborn away. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, and examine the collection at Dialog in Silence.

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Brussels, Belgium to Hamburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Aarhus, Denmark

City of Smiles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vor Frue Kirke, take a stroll through Vadestedet, then get engrossed in the history at Aarhus Vikingemuseet, then take a peaceful walk through Moesgard Forrest, and finally examine the collection at Besaettelsesmuseet. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Naturhistorisk Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Ovartaci, then engage your brain at Steno Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aarhus journey planning website.

You can drive from Hamburg to Aarhus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stevns Fyrcenter and Hoejerup Gamle Kirke. Appreciate the collections at Stevns Klint and Brede Værk. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gentofte BrandMuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holmens Kirke, get outside with Amager Faelled, and learn about all things military at The Royal Danish Naval Museum.

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Traveling by car from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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.