I am going on a trip with a group of friends this spring (late March). Our final destination is Copenhagen where we will be based for 4 days. The rest of the group is flying home on a Friday, while I am staying on until Monday. I am trying to decide what to do and see with my solo days. My current thoughts are to get out of Copenhagen and see some other parts of Denmark, or fly to Stockholm for the weekend. I am open to any suggestions you all might have. I love seeing cities, but I also enjoy time spent outdoors or in small towns. Thanks in advance for any tips!
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Seems like you can keep busy for 3 days just touring Denmark:
There is plenty to keep you occupied for 3 days, but it all depends on you own interests. Start by doing some research and see if you find anything you want to see. The section about Denmark on this site is quite limited, so it helps to look at other resouces as well.
With four days in Copenhagen you have time for one or two of the most popular day trips, Roskilde and the cathedral and the Viking ship museeum, Helsingør with it's old town and Kronborg Castle (The one from Hamlet) or Hillerød and Frederiksborg Castle.
If you want to venture further out in Denmark it would help if you where a bit more specific.
For all public transport in Denmark you can plan you journeys on www.rejseplanen.dk.
To be more specific I guess I would say I am considering a visit to either Aero or Aarhus. My concern about Aero is that there won't be much to do that time of year. My hesitation about Aarhus is that there would not be enough to keep my busy for 3 days. Thanks for any responses.
I am wondering if you picked Århus and Ærø as you other stips, because they are the only other places that are mentioned on this site? You really should look at other resources, since they are a bit arbitrary as far as interesting places in Denmark goes. Århus is the second largest city, but 1 or 2 days should be sufficient there. Ærø is nice, but maybe not sp much in early spring and it's also more than 4 hours from Copenhagen. Helsingør just north of Copenhagen has the same maritime history as Ærø and if you want a quaint fishing village go no further than Dragør, 40 min on a local bus from Copenhagen.
You would be hard pressed to find a place other than Copenhagen to keep you busy for 3 days, but there is no reason you should spend your remaining days in the same place.
Agree with Morten. We did a day trip to Roskilde and thoroughly enjoyed both the Viking Museum and the cathedral. Transportation between Copenhagen and Roskilde was a breeze.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I think I will remain in Denmark and see some of the sights you all have mentioned.