30 days in Denmark & Faroe Islands Itinerary

30 days in Denmark & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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30 days in Denmark & Faroe Islands Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Store Heddinge, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Gudhjem, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4​h 15​min
3
Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aarhus, Denmark
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Skagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Store Heddinge, Denmark

Store Heddinge ©
Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. Explore hidden gems such as Mons Klint and Stevns Klint. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bjernede Rundkirke and Hoejerup Gamle Kirke. Step out of Store Heddinge to go to Skaelskoer and see Borreby Mose, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Holtug Kridtbrud.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Store Heddinge trip planner.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Store Heddinge is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Yogyakarta to Store Heddinge. Traveling from Yogyakarta in August, you will find days in Store Heddinge are colder (24°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gudhjem.

Things to do in Store Heddinge

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mons Klint, Bjernede Rundkirke, Borreby Mose
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Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Holtug Kridtbrud ©
Holtug Kridtbrud

4
nights
Gudhjem, Denmark

Gudhjem ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Hammershus and Ostermarie Kirkeruin. Get outdoors at Dueodde Beach and Jons Kapel Nord For Hasle. Change things up with a short trip to Strandmarken Dueodde in Nexoe (about 32 minutes away).

Before you visit Gudhjem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Store Heddinge to Gudhjem with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Gudhjem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Odense.

Things to do in Gudhjem

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dueodde Beach, Hammershus, Hammerknuden, Slotslyngen, Strandmarken Dueodde, Almindingen
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Osterlars Rundkirke ©
Osterlars Rundkirke
Dueodde Beach ©
Dueodde Beach
Hammershus ©
Hammershus

3
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
You'll get in some beach time at Bro Strand and Hindsgavl Dyrehave. Get a sense of the local culture at Egeskov Castle and The Danish Railway Museum. Explore Odense's surroundings by going to Lindeskov langdysse (in Oerbaek) and Vor Frue Kirke (in Nyborg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Funen Village and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Odense ZOO.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Odense online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and train from Gudhjem to Odense in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gudhjem in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Odense, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Middelfart, Nyborg
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The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle

6
nights
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Moesgaard Strand and Strandbaren. Moesgaard Museum and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Koldinghus (in Kolding), Djurs Sommerland (in Nimtofte) and Kyst- og Fjordcentret (in Oersted). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, pause for some serene contemplation at Tranbjerg Kirke, and contemplate the long history of Vor Frue Kirke.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aarhus day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Odense to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Aarhus sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Koldinghus, Djurs Sommerland, Kyst- og Fjordcentret
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Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

3
nights
Skagen, Denmark

Skagen ©
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grenen and Lokken Beach. Get outdoors at Rabjerg Mile and Dyrehaven. Change things up with a short trip to Rubjerg Knude in Lokken (about 1h 15 min away). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Skagens Museum and steep yourself in history at Drachmanns Hus.

Make your Skagen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Aarhus to Skagen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Skagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Torshavn.

Things to do in Skagen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lokken, Dyrehaven
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Lokken Beach ©
Lokken Beach
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Skagens Museum
Skagens Museum

2
nights
Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn ©
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Mulafossur Waterfall, enjoy the sea views from Skansin Fortress, then enjoy the sea views from Nolsoyar Viti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torshavn Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tinganes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torshavn travel route tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skagen to Torshavn. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Skagen to Torshavn. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Skagen in August: high temperatures in Torshavn hover around 15°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trollkonufingur, Nolsoyar Viti, Mulafossur Waterfall, Kirkjubour Cathedral
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Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Tinganes ©
Tinganes
Kirkjubour Cathedral ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral

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.
Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Amager Strandpark and Svanemoelle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Roskilde Domkirke (in Roskilde). There's much more to do: make a trip to Stroeget, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen road trip planning site .

Fly from Torshavn to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Torshavn to Copenhagen is 1 hour. Traveling from Torshavn in August, expect Copenhagen to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Roskilde Domkirke
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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