Planning a trip to Denmark this summer for 3 weeks. Traveling with 3 kids 9,7,4.
Where could we shoot over to easily by train or plane, car or boat?
We are considering taking a 7-11 day cruise out of there to visit multiple cities as well. Which is nice since we don't have to unpack and pack on each city.
Although the other thought is to just use Copenhagen as a base camp (leave most luggage at a relatives house) & take small 2-4 day trips to other European cities. I just wasn't sure which idea is better.
We were thinking of traveling in July to catch part of the jazz festival.
Also VRBO & airbnb are pretty light in inventory there. Suggestions for apartment or house to rent?
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The Jazz festival in Copenhagen is great and a lot of it is outdoor in various parks and squares and many concerts are free and it's a good thing to join as a family.
Danes have a long tradition of having holiday houses on the country and renting them out when thye are not using them. One of the biggest rental agencies in the country has this webpage: http://www.sologstrand.com/
One place that is very child friendly and is still very scenic is the castle called Egeskov Castle where you have a lot to see and do in historical settings.
If you want to see a bunch of parts of Scandinavia/the Baltic, then I think the cruise is a good idea. Then I would focus the other 2 weeks of exploring Copenhagen/Denmark (maybe with a day trip or short overnight trip to Sweden). Jazzfest is a great time to be in Copenhagen, for sure.
One thing I love about Denmark is that it is filled with quaint and picturesque towns and villages, beautiful countryside and because it stays light so long during the summer, it gives you the ability to pack in a lot of sightseeing and exploration via a road trip (as long as your kids can handle being in the car). Also, because there are some great ferry routes that are a fun activity in and of themselves.
Here are some places we've really enjoyed doing:
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I have been to Copenhagen a few times, mostly with my husband but in August spent a few days there with the family - I have teenage children. Of course there is plenty of Denmark that you can see from a Copenhagen base, or take a short drive or train ride over the bridge to Malmo and you are on the West coast of Sweden with loads more to see. There is a route called "Round the Sound" that I was told about that sounded fun where you take the train across to Malmo, up the west coast of Sweden and across on the ferry to Helsingor, then back down the other side in Denmark. We stayed in Copenhagen in a great air b&b apartment, spacious although obviously Copenhagen is quite expensive. You can find a link to it in the article I wrote here .http://www.heatheronhertravels.com/10-summer-cool-things-to-do-copenhagen/