17 days in South Denmark Itinerary

17 days in South Denmark Itinerary

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17 days in South Denmark Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Esbjerg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Fredericia
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Aero
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Esbjerg

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esbjerg: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling), Billund (LEGO House & Legoland Billund) and Blaavand (Blaavandshuk Fyr & Skallingen). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ribe Domkirke, steep yourself in history at Ribe Vikinge Center, admire the striking features of Hans Tavsens Hus, and don't miss a visit to Mennesket ved havet.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Esbjerg sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Esbjerg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, Esbjerg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericia.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Billund, Blaavand, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
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Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Ribe Domkirke ©
Ribe Domkirke

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Fredericia

Fredericia ©
Fredericia is a town located in Fredericia municipality in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, in a sub-region known locally as Trekanten, or The Triangle. Fredericia is known for nightlife, parks, historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Church, stroll through Madsby Parken, admire the landmark architecture of Fredericia Vold, and admire the masterpieces at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericia day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Fredericia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Fredericia can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Odense.

Things to do in Fredericia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Middelfart
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Hindsgavl Dyrehave ©
Hindsgavl Dyrehave
Trinitatis Church ©
Trinitatis Church
Fredericia Vold
Fredericia Vold

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nights
Odense, Funen and Islands

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.
Explore Odense's surroundings by going to Svendborg (Bregninge Kirkebakke & Naturama) and Nyborg (Vor Frue Kirke & Nyborg Faestning). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Odense ZOO, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, catch some excitement at Odense Skydivingcenter, and step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Odense trip itinerary planning website .

Odense is just a short distance from Fredericia. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nyborg, Svendborg
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Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House

4
nights
Aero

Aero
Aero is known for nature, museums, historic sites, breweries & distilleries, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Marstal Sofartsmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Rise Bryggeri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, and go for a walk through Voderup Klint.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aero trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Odense to Aero in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Marstal Sofartsmuseum ©
Marstal Sofartsmuseum
Marstal Havn og Marina ©
Marstal Havn og Marina