We are pondering yet another driving trip to Europe, starting in Paris (rental car at CDG), on to Mont Saint-Michelle, then up the Channel coast through Dunkirk, Etretat and on to Ghent, Belgium and then to Amsterdam. We are wavering between heading to Ireland from Amsterdam, or driving on to Copenhagen via Kiel and Flensburg (rather than taking the ferry).
A trip to Ireland (we've been there previously) has it's own merits, but my family has never been to Copenhagen. We know that the Irish countryside and coastal areas are beautiful, but the drive from Amsterdam to Copenhagen would have it's own charm.
So my question is - would it be a more entertaining trip to continue to Copenhagen versus Ireland?
If responders could please describe what you've seen & done, so we could incorporate it into our considerations, it would be highly appreciated!
Driving on from Amsterdam to Copenhagen does give some nice stops, including cities like Groningen, Bremen, Hamburg, and Odense, where Hans Christian Andersen was from. You can also visit the original LEGOLAND in Denmark. There's not a ton to see and do in the long stretch between Hamburg and Denmark, I've usually done the entire drive in a single shot. Just be careful if you feel like taking the bridge from Copenhagen over to Malmo, the toll is like $60 each way!
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