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Amsterdam. To Copenhagen

We are traveling from Houston to Copenhagen in September, where we will stay for one month. But we want to take a side trip to Amsterdam. Thinking we could fly to Amsterdam, take a train to Copenhagen. Are there stops along the way - like cities we could get off train, visit and then catch next train onward? Maybe stay overnight in? We’d like to see countryside, too.Are cars too expensive to rent and drop off? Or maybe there are other cool cities in Germany we should catch before arriving in Copenhagen? Maybe go eastward then could come back toward Copenhagen..a lot of options...
we are staying with relatives in Copenhagen so totally open on that end.
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We are traveling from Houston to Copenhagen in September, where we will stay for one month. But we want to take a side trip to Amsterdam. Thinking we could fly to Amsterdam, take a train to Copenhagen. Are there stops along the way - like cities we could get off train, visit and then catch next train onward? Maybe stay overnight in? We’d like to see countryside, too.Are cars too expensive to rent and drop off? Or maybe there are other cool cities in Germany we should catch before arriving in Copenhagen? Maybe go eastward then could come back toward Copenhagen..a lot of options...
we are staying with relatives in Copenhagen so totally open on that end.
Yes, Hamburg. Unfortunately, the night train Amsterdam - Copenhagen was closed down and it's a long train ride, but why not do a couple of nights in Hamburg on your way to CPH from AMS?

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ge...g-over-berlin/
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Hamburg is the obvious choice as you might have to change trains there anyway. I've driven from France through to Denmark a few times now and the countryside and sea to the west of Puttgarden (one of the ferry services to Denmark goes from Puttgarden) looks beautiful but I've not had time to stop and explore. A trip to Lübeck, might be interesting for you. Renting a car and dropping off in another country is expensive due to drop off fees.
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How long do you want to take between Amsterdam and Copenhagen?
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Thank you everyone!

hamburg sounds great.

we can take several days if we want - totally open....our total trip is one month but want 2 weeks in Copenhagen. Thinking of taking a ferry to Sweden as a side trip from Copenhagen.

Also, can American large suitcases fit on a train?

We are def newbies on train rides in Europe!
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If it is the ferry from Helsingør to Helsingborg that you are referring to, the crossing takes 15 mins.

There might not always be available storage for the suitcases or the storage a distance away from your seat therefore you can't keep an eye on it, on some trains you might have stairs to different levels.

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Yes I think it’s a short ferry ride...sort of a day trip deal.

thanks for luggage info...definitely have to think on this one!
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. . . Also, can American large suitcases fit on a train?

We are def newbies on train rides in Europe!
Large suitcases are a pain (in more ways that one ) hoisting them on/off trains - sometimes with very little time, finding space for them on the train, storing them in small European hotel rooms, etc. If you try to pack lighter your lives will be a lot easier. I travel carry-on only -- but that isn't necessary, even just downsizing to a 24 inch suitcase, which needs to be checked but is quite manageable, makes everything easier.
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