14 days in South Denmark Itinerary

14 days in South Denmark Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Aero
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Soenderborg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Esbjerg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Odense, Funen and Islands
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Aero

Aero ©
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marstal Sofartsmuseum and Aero Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aero Island and Flaske Peters Samling. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hammerichs Hus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, take a leisurely stroll along Marstal Havn og Marina, and enjoy the sea views from Skjoldnaes Fyr.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aero trip itinerary builder app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Aero is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Aero is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Soenderborg.

Things to do in Aero

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Marstal Sofartsmuseum ©
Marstal Sofartsmuseum
Aero Island
Aero Island
Hammerichs Hus
Hammerichs Hus

3
nights
Soenderborg

Soenderborg ©
Sønderborg HistoryPrior to the Second Schleswig War of 1864, Sønderborg was situated in the Duchy of Schleswig, a Danish fief, so its history is properly included in the contentious history of Schleswig-Holstein. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Dybboel Banke History Centre, step into the grandiose world of Augustenborg Slot, then view the masterpieces at Augustiana Skulpturpark Og Kunstcenter Augustenborg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christianskirken. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Graasten Slotskirke, take a peaceful walk through Graastenskovene, then see the interesting displays at Papirmuseets By, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Broager Kirke.

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Traveling by car from Aero to Soenderborg takes 2 hours. May in Soenderborg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Soenderborg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Papirmuseets By ©
Papirmuseets By
Broager Kirke ©
Broager Kirke
Christianskirken ©
Christianskirken

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 hidden gems such as Ribe Vikinge Center and Fisheries- and Maritime Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Ribe Domkirke and Sct. Catharinae Kirke Og Kloster. Change things up with these side-trips from Esbjerg: Skallingen (in Blaavand) and Museumsgaarden Karensminde (in Morsboel). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mennesket ved havet, look for gifts at Artizan Art and Crafts, step off the mainland to explore Mandoe, and admire the landmark architecture of Det Gamle Radhus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Esbjerg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Soenderborg to Esbjerg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Soenderborg in May, Esbjerg is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skallingen, Mandoe, Museumsgaarden Karensminde
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Fisheries- and Maritime Museum ©
Fisheries- and Maritime Museum
Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center
Skallingen ©
Skallingen

3
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.
Let the collections at The Funen Village and The Danish Railway Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Broholm Castle and The Time Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Odense: Vor Frue Kirke (in Nyborg) and Svendborg (Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum - The Danish Welfare Museum & Thuroe Minigolf). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sct. Albani Church, and learn about all things military at Odense Bunker Museum.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Odense trip builder.

You can drive from Esbjerg to Odense in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Svendborg, Vor Frue Kirke
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The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum