If you decide to take a road trip through Denmark, this lovely Scandinavian country, you’ll travel along picturesque coastal roads to charming towns and breathtaking natural landscapes. With my three route suggestions for a trip duration of 7, 14, and 21 days, I want to make sure that you are optimally prepared for the trip.
The finest sights and exciting adventures in Denmark are best experienced when travelling with your RV, so, decide how long you want to be away and let yourself be enchanted by the country’s beauty.
Denmark is a real paradise for motorhome travellers. The small size of the country makes it easy to explore many places in a short time without having to travel long distances. The roads are well developed and the distances between the sights are not long, allowing you to enjoy a stress-free road trip.
The enormous variety in the landscape is also what makes Denmark so special. You can wake up by the sea in the morning, and then spend the night at an idyllic forest campsite. That being said, get ready to be inspired, pack your things, get the RV ready, and experience this incredibly relaxing destination on your own.
If you want your road trip in Denmark to last for seven memorable days, seven days to travel around Denmark, the peninsula Jutland is the best. The infrastructure is excellent and there is a wide range of fantastic campsites. On this route. you will come to beautiful cities, fine beaches, idyllic sand dunes, and even a national park. Jutland offers an exciting mix of culture and wilderness and awaits you with a wealth of attractions. Above all, the short distances between the individual sites are ideal for a seven-day trip.
The best time to travel is from May to October. In summer, you can enjoy sunny bathing weather, while spring and autumn impress with lonely and quiet excursion destinations.
Your tour of Jutland begins in Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark. There, you can immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and history and visit the ARoS art museum or the historic open-air museum Den Gamle By. You can stroll through the charming old town and enjoy dinner at one of the cozy waterfront restaurants.
The next road leads you along the North Sea coast to Skagen. In this special place, the North and Baltic Seas meet, which gives rise to fierce waves. Here, you can visit Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost point, and watch the cute seals on the sandbanks. You can explore the impressive dune landscape of Råbjerg Mile and recharge your batteries with a wonderful walk on the beach.
When heading south, you first pass Voergaard Castle from the 16th century, which is also said to be haunted. You will then arrive in the city of Aalborg, which is known for its modern architecture, cozy old town, and particularly lively cultural scene. How about a street art tour or a visit to the Aalborg Tower with its fantastic view of the city?
The next stage takes you to Thy National Park, which has a lot of nature and wildlife to offer. Many different hiking trails lead through pristine forests and a unique dune landscape. Be sure to bring binoculars to see the many different bird species on the shores and lakes. You might even see the national park’s native deer.
Your journey then continues to Viborg, a city full of historical treasures. There, you can visit the impressive limestone mines of Mønsted, which lie more than 50 meters underground and are considered the largest limestone mines in the world. Other exciting sights include Viborg’s cathedral, Hvolri’s Iron Age village, and the historic road Hærvejen.
You spend your last day of travel in Silkeborg. I recommend experiencing the city from a very special perspective on the historic steamship Hjejlen and be sure to visit the awesome hedge maze. The next day you return to Aarhus, where your trip ends.
In northern Jutland, it is worth stopping at the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a unique and impressive landmark in Denmark. It lies majestically on Jutland’s North Sea coast and tells a fascinating story. What makes the lighthouse so special is the fact that it has stood steady for the past 100 years, despite the tough climate of the North Sea. By 2019, it literally seemed like the abyss was near, as the sand dune beneath its foundation almost had disappeared. But in a complicated process, the lighthouse was moved 80 meters east to prevent it from falling. Today, it can be safely visited again and represents the raw beauty of nature.
1st night: Aarhus → 2.5 hours – 230 km
2nd night: Skagen → 1.5 hours – 110 km
3rd night: Aalborg → 1.5 hours – 120 km
4th night: Thy National Park → 1.5 hours – 100 km
5th night: Viborg → 0.5 hours – 40 km
6th night: Silkeborg → 0.5 himme – 45 km
7th night: Aarhus
Total travel time: 8 hours and 645 km
Best time to travel: May – October
You can find the right motorhome, caravan, or campervan for your camping holiday in Denmark at MyCamper. You can easily rent your motorhome directly in Aarhus, Copenhagen, and many other places in Denmark.
About 40 km south of Skåne in Sweden, lies the small island of Bornholm, which also belongs to Denmark. The island is perfect for a travel time of 7 days, during which you can explore the most beautiful highlights. If you happen to be coming from a camping tour in Sweden, the best way to get there is by ferry from Ystad. Alternatively, if you are coming from the south, you can take the ferry from Køge on the Danish east coast or from the island of Rügen, which is part of Germany.
The journey through Bornholm promises you unforgettable experiences and impressions. From historic castles to picturesque fishing villages to beautiful beaches and untouched nature – Bornholm has something to offer for all travelers. Enjoy every moment of your adventure and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of this unique island!
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Your journey begins in Rønne, the “capital” of Bornholm. Once there, you can explore the town, visit the marina, and try local delicacies at one of the restaurants. Be sure to pack swimwear and enjoy a refreshing dip at Nørrekås beach or, a little further north, at Antoinette’s beach.
The town of Sandvig is located in northern Bornholm, where you will spend the next two days. There you can visit, for example, the Hammeren nature reserve and Opalsee, explore Hammershu’s castle ruins, or idyllic Sandvig beach.
You will then continue to Svaneke via the cute fishing village of Gudhjem, where you can visit the cliffs of Helligdomsklipperne, among other things. The small town is known for its well-preserved and cozy old town and for the candy factory where delicious sweets are made in the traditional way. You can also take a look behind the scenes here and see how the handmade candies are made.
Before your journey continues, you should take at least half a day to explore the forests of Almindingen, located in the middle of the island. There, you can explore nature along the beautiful hiking trails and visit the bison that live here and can move completely naturally and freely over a huge area.
The last stage takes you to Nexø and the picturesque beach Dueodde. You won’t believe your eyes when you see the beautiful sand dunes. You will not regret spending a relaxing day between the white sandy beach and the turquoise sea. When you drive back to Rønne, you have driven around the island of Bornholm and will be able to bring many wonderful memories back home.
1st night: Rønne → 0.5 hour – 25 km
2nd – 3rd night: Sandvig → 0.5 hour – 30 km
4th night: Svaneke → 0.5 hour – 20 km
5th – 6th night: Nexø and Dueodde → 0.5 hour – 30 km
7th night: Rønne
Total travel time: 2 hours and 105 km
Best time to travel: June – September
On a 14-day tour through Denmark, you can explore all of Jutland with its beautiful beaches and tall lighthouses, as well as all the dunes and islands. There are even beaches in Jutland that are so wide that you can drive on them with your motorhome or caravan.
At the same time, you will also discover real insider tips off the beaten track and immerse yourself deeply in the cozy destination of Denmark over a total distance of almost 900 kilometres. This itinerary takes you through a fascinating mix of nature, exciting cities, and picturesque coastlines.
Your adventure begins on the island of Rømø, known for its endless sandy beaches and the beautiful sand dunes that frame the beaches. Enjoy long walks on the beach, try hang gliding, and admire the Wadden Sea. There is also a campsite on the island, from which a morning dip is more or less a must.
Then you reach Esbjerg, a city that combines art and harbor life. Be sure to visit the huge sculpture “Man by the Sea” by Svend Wiig Hansen, which has been welcoming travellers to the coast since 1994. Then, how about an afternoon at the Esbjerg Art Museum or a stroll along the harbor promenade?
Further north, the route takes you to Ringkøbing Fjord, which is separated from the open sea by a 40-kilometer-long narrow sand dune. Here, you will find the small town of Hvide Sande, which is characterized by the breathtaking dune landscape in the surroundings. Just about 5 kilometres further, you will come to Lyngvig Lighthouse and the adjacent sandy beach that invites you to a relaxing day of swimming.
You then continue to Lemvig City. Here, you will find a harbor with charming Scandinavian houses and a lively maritime atmosphere. In addition to a large selection of restaurants and shops for outdoor clothing and equipment, there is also good street food. Delicious pizzas, sandwiches, refreshing drinks, coffee, and ice cream await here.
You will spend the next few days in the Thy National Park, with rich wildlife. Many cycling and hiking trails through untouched forests and sand dunes invite you to explore this amazing place. Here, you can best discover the diversity of birds on the coasts and lakes. Then, you will head along the North Sea coast to Skagen, where the North Sea and the Baltic Sea meet. There, you can visit Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost point, and enjoy the impressive dune landscape of Råbjerg Mile.
After spending two days in the lively city of Aarhus, the route continues to Vejle, where you can experience both nature and a very special urban atmosphere. Visit the 30-hectare deer park, which you can even drive into with your vehicle. Also, many different shops, cafes, and restaurants await you in Vejle’s cozy pedestrian street. If you are interested in Vikings, a trip to the Jellinge Monumenten is recommended, which is less than 15 minutes from Vejle. These are the most important Viking monuments in Europe and have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994.
Before you say goodbye to Jutland, visit the town of Sønderborg on the southeastern part of the peninsula. Explore Sønderborg Castle, which was built in brick and reveals a lot about the history and culture in the museum. On Sønderborg beach, you can truly relax again while enjoying the view of the Flensburg fjord. Maximize the last time and collect some more unique memories here before heading back home!
Rømø offers the opportunity to participate in guided mud sea walks. This part of the Wadden Sea in Denmark has now also become part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. At low tide, you can spot amazing little creatures and learn a lot about the delicate ecosystem. The variety of species is impressive. Here you can find, among other things, unique fish, algae, crabs, birds, and mussels. This excursion is an excellent opportunity to explore nature and the unique environment of the Wadden Sea while understanding why it is so important to protect the area.
1st – 2nd night: Rømø → 1 hour – 70 km
3rd – 4th night: Esbjerg → 1 hour – 70 km
5th night: Hvide Sande → 1 Stunde – 75 km
6th night: Lemvig → 1.5 hours – 90 km
7th – 8th night: Thy National Park → 2.5 hours – 190 km
9th – 10th night: Skagen → 2.5 hours – 220 km
11th – 12th night: Aarhus → 1 hour – 70 km
13th night: Vejle → 1.5 hours – 130 km
14th night: Sønderborg
Total travel time: 12 hours and 915 km
Best time to travel: May – September
This 21-day tour through Denmark will take you all over the country. When you come back home, you will have lots of great memories of beautiful places and sights. This route promises a total of 600 km of unforgettable experiences from the coast of Jutland to the green hills of Funen to the royal castle of Zealand and the idyllic islands of Møn, Falster, and Lolland.
On this trip, you will also get to know the capital Copenhagen. The ideal travel time is between May and September, so it’s a great trip whether you’re most keen to go in late spring, summer, or early autumn.
Three-week road trip in Denmark, now we’re talking! Your adventure begins in Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city. I recommend getting to know the city on a walk and taking unique day trips in the surrounding area. Visit the northernmost point in Denmark, hike in Thy National Park, marvel at the shifting dunes of Råbjerg Mile, or climb the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse.
After three days, your journey continues to Funen, the island where the author and poet HC Andersen was born. Visit his birthplace in Odense and explore the fairytale towns of Middelfart and Svendborg. The green nature and rolling hills of this island will enchant you.
The route then takes you to Zealand, the most populous Danish island, which in Danish is called ‘Själland’. Here, you can visit the impressive Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and made famous by Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Just a 30-minute drive from there you will find the castle Frederiksborg, which has been built directly by a beautiful city lake. You may then continue to Copenhagen, where you can explore the iconic Nyhavn area, royal Amalienborg Castle, and, of course, The Little Mermaid, or “Den lille havfrue” as the Danish people call her.
After that, an impressive natural wonder awaits you on the island of Møn. When having crossed the cute village of Stege, you reach the spectacular white cliffs of Møns Klint cliffs. You can walk along the cliffs and enjoy the breathtaking view. A beautifully designed wooden walkway and a staircase with 497 steps then lead you all the way down to the shore of the Baltic Sea. There is also an interesting exhibition in the GeoCenter with many attractions and lots of interesting facts about geography.
You will then continue to the island of Falster. Explore the charming harbor town of Nykøbing and visit, for example, the Museum Obscurum, which houses many eerie and strange finds from around the world. Relax on Gedesby Strand in the south or on Bøtø Strand in Marielyst and enjoy the tranquility of this idyllic island.
The last part of the trip takes you to the island of Lolland. Here, you definitely cannot miss ‘Dodekalitten’. This is a monument consisting of 12 stone figures carved in granite that are 7 – 9 m high and weigh 25 – 45 tons each. The artwork is arranged in a circle and is a real highlight. You can enjoy one last sunset at the breathtakingly beautiful Albuen Beach or at Nybølle Beach before it’s time to wrap up your road trip.
The island of Langeland is connected to Funen by a bridge and is perfect for a day trip. Visit the idyllic village of Rudkøbing with its many colorful houses or explore the exciting Ristinge Klint cliffs. The island’s west coast is rich in highlights in the middle of nature. In Tryggelev Nor’s bird reserve, you can get to know Langeland’s biological diversity. Finally, Hesselbjerg Beach or Dovns Klint’s cliffs are fantastic places to visit in the evening light.
1st – 4th night: Aarhus → 1.5 hours – 150 km
5th – 8th night: Funen → 2 hours – 170 km
9th – 12th night: Zealand with Copenhagen → 2 hours – 140 km
13th – 14th night: Møn → 1 hour – 70 km
15th – 17th night: Falster → 1 hour – 60 km
18th – 21st night.: Lolland
Total travel time: 7.5 hours and 590 km
Best time to travel: May – September
For your next camping holiday, I recommend travelling through Denmark. In my guide, you will find suitable road trips regardless of whether you plan to be away for 1 week, 2 weeks, or 3 weeks. Right from the start of your trip, you will experience Denmark’s ‘hygge’ (coziness) and beautiful nature up close and then, along the route, get to know the many beautiful places that await you.
As you can see, I have made a special itinerary for the island of Bornholm. You can either travel here on its own or combine the Bornholm holiday with another route through Denmark if you want to spend more time on your camping trip. To fulfill your own wishes, you can copy these routes and sights directly, or be inspired by tips here and there. Having said that, I wish you a fantastic trip to Denmark – I’m sure you’ll bring home wonderful memories!