39 days in Greenland, Zurich & Copenhagen Itinerary

39 days in Greenland, Zurich & Copenhagen Itinerary

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39 days in Greenland, Zurich & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
3
Narsarsuaq, Greenland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Narsaq, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Qaanaaq, Greenland
— 12 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, take a stroll through Schipfe, don't miss a visit to Buerkliplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, then admire the striking features of St. Peterskirche, and finally make a trip to Dolderbahn.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Rapperswil
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Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli
Schloss Rapperswil ©
Schloss Rapperswil
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary

2
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark, examine the collection at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Fredensborg Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, and then admire the landmark architecture of Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip maker app .

Getting from Zurich to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Narsarsuaq.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Fredensborg Palace, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
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National Gallery of Denmark ©
National Gallery of Denmark
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Fredensborg Palace ©
Fredensborg Palace

1
day
Narsarsuaq, Greenland

Narsarsuaq ©
Narsarsuaq is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Narsarsuaq Museum and then make a trip to Tjodhildes Church.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Narsarsuaq trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in May, with highs in Narsarsuaq at 11°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Narsaq.

Things to do in Narsarsuaq

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tjodhildes Church
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Tjodhildes Church ©
Tjodhildes Church

1
night
Narsaq, Greenland

Narsaq ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Narsaq Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Narsaq trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Narsarsuaq to Narsaq. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Narsarsuaq in May: highs in Narsaq hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Ilulissat.

Things to do in Narsaq

Museums
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Narsaq Museum ©
Narsaq Museum

2
nights
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): go for a walk through Sermermiut.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ilulissat trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Narsaq to Ilulissat by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Narsaq in May, with highs in Ilulissat at 2°C and lows at -3°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Qaanaaq.
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Sermermiut ©
Sermermiut

12
nights
Qaanaaq, Greenland

Qaanaaq
Qaanaaq is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Qaanaaq Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Qaanaaq road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilulissat to Qaanaaq. Traveling from Ilulissat to Qaanaaq, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Qaanaaq is little chillier than Ilulissat - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. You will leave for Ilulissat on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Qaanaaq

Museums
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2
nights
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
On the 31st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Ilulissat Art Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jakobshavn Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ilulissat Icefjord. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ilulissat Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eqip Sermia Glacier.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ilulissat travel route builder site .

Explore your travel options from Qaanaaq to Ilulissat with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Qaanaaq to Ilulissat is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Qaanaaq in May, with highs in Ilulissat at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks Nature Museums
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Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
Eqip Sermia Glacier ©
Eqip Sermia Glacier
Ilulissat Museum ©
Ilulissat Museum

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nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Head to Torvehallerne and Experimentariumfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jaegerborg Dyrehave and The David Collection. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke), Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge) and Hillerod (Frederiksborg Slotskirke & Frederiksborg Castle). See some other sides of Copenhagen: kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, and don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ilulissat to Copenhagen. The time zone changes from Western Greenland Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ilulissat in June; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hillerod, Roskilde, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Experimentarium
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Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
The David Collection ©
The David Collection

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Appreciate the collections at Glasi Hergiswil and Augusta Raurica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederdorf and Giessbachfälle. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: St Mauritius Church (in Appenzell), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Rapperswil (Schloss Rapperswil & Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden). Explore Zurich further: step into the grandiose world of Munot, engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama, admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, and see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip maker tool .

Getting from Copenhagen to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Copenhagen in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Lucerne, Giessbachfälle, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Kloster Einsiedeln
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil

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