Please sign in to post.

4 nights in Copenhagen, or 2 nights somewhere else?

We will be stopping in Copenhagen this summer in between Iceland and Germany. We have 4 nights to spend in Denmark and wondering if 4 nights in Copenhagen is too much, or if I should split it 2 nights there and 2 nights somewhere else. We fly in and out of cop. airport so we don't want to travel too far from there. We will have our two boys (ages 13 and 11) with us, so we tend to stick with outdoor activities, exploring, etc.- no museums for us. I had read about Mons Klint and thought that looked lovely, and might be worth a visit, but not sure public transport would get us there. We won't have a car. Any ideas of some good close cities, towns, beaches to visit would be helpful. Or is 4 nights in Copenhagen the right amount of time to spend?
TIA

Posted by
6532 posts

You can without problem spend 4 nights in Copenhagen, but going somewhere else is also not a bad idea. Møns Klint is an option, but there are others as well. Where in Germany are you going afterwards?

Posted by
973 posts

Hop on the train to Helsingor and visit Kronborg castle and the maritime museum. Plenty for young teens to do at the castle - the almost pitch black casements tour is fun. It's an easy day trip from Copenhagen.

Posted by
330 posts

Do another day trip to Roskilde and go sailing with the Viking Ship Museum. With only four nights in Denmark, I'd stick with staying only in Copenhagen and making a couple of day trips. You can find plenty to do without museums.

Posted by
9766 posts

I agree. Stay put in Copenhagen. Four nights is only three full days, and (perhaps) parts of two travel days. There is way more than enough to do in Copenhagen and surrounds to keep you occupied and interested.

(And yes, definitely sign up for the one-hour sail at Roskilde.)

Posted by
49 posts

Thank you for the ideas! Would you recommend taking the ferry over to Helsingborg, or not? Definitely sounds like a doable day trip and fun for the kids.

Posted by
6532 posts

If you are going to Berlin, visiting Møns klint is really easy. Take the train from Copenhagen to Vordingborg, rent a car and drive to Møns klint and explore the area. Spend the night in Vordingborg and continue to Berlin the next day, but not by air. Take the train and bus to Gedser and the ferry to Rostock where you catch a train to Berlin.

Posted by
253 posts

I spent five nights in Copenhagen a few years ago with my son, then 10 years old. There is plenty to do for 4 nights. In addition to the aforementioned Roskilde and Helsingor, here are some things we enjoyed: Tivoli gardens, the aquarium, the zoo, a canal and harbor cruise.

Posted by
973 posts

Would you recommend taking the ferry over to Helsingborg, or not?

Not. Unless you are desperate for a ferry ride. Helsingborg is not that interesting and the ferries are more geared up for people with cars.

On our ferry between Sweden and Denmark in September 2022 most people seemed to be making the trip in order to buy copious amounts of duty free alcohol. People had the kind of trolley you use to move furniture stacked high with slabs of beer and cheap Australian wine.

Posted by
49 posts

Thanks ya'll for your suggestions. Sounds like we will stick with Copenhagen and have plenty to keep us occupied.

Posted by
6532 posts

On the contrary, Helsinborg is an interesting town if you know where to look, and well worth a visit. The ferries do take cars but are there for all who want to get to the other side of strait. It is a rather quick trip with very frequent departures.