31 days in Denmark, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

31 days in Denmark, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Drive to Odense
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Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Train
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Bus
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Odense, Denmark — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Odense: Egeskov Molle (in Kvaerndrup), Koldinghus (in Kolding) and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Egeskov Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, and look for gifts at Mortens Chokolade.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Odense trip builder app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Odense is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Odense due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in September: high temperatures in Odense hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 5 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, and explore the galleries of Amalienborg Museum.

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Traveling by car from Odense to Copenhagen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Nice is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Aix-en-Provence, France — 3 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Street Part and then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then stop by The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip maker website.

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Leeuwarden.
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeuwarden: Groningen (Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Museum aan de A), Martinitoren, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, examine the collection at Fries Museum, make a trip to Blokhuispoort, and explore the world behind art at Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Leeuwarden takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in September, expect Leeuwarden to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 8 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Delft (Old Church, Nieuwe Kerk, &more), The Hague (Fontein Graaf Willem II & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning app.

Drive from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 8:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

See even more of Copenhagen: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, walk around Frederiksberg Have, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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