11 days in Helsingoer, Copenhagen & Stockholm Itinerary

11 days in Helsingoer, Copenhagen & Stockholm Itinerary

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Helsingoer, Denmark
— 1 night
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights

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Helsingoer, Denmark

Helsingoer ©
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke and then admire the striking features of Fredensborg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Karen Blixen Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Kronvaerkerne, thenexamine the collection at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and finally pause for some photo ops at Holger Danske.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsingoer trip itinerary maker.

Dothan, USA to Helsingoer is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dothan to Helsingoer is 7 hours. When traveling from Dothan in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsingoer: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Fredensborg Palace, The Karen Blixen Museum
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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark ©
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
The Karen Blixen Museum ©
The Karen Blixen Museum

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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.
Visiting Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Stevns Klint will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Hoejerup Gamle Kirke (in Store Heddinge) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Aleksander Nevsky Church, look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark, and don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsingoer to Copenhagen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Store Heddinge, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Skogskyrkogarden. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, browse the different shops at Taby Centrum, take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Stockholm is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Taby Centrum
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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