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Stockholm/Copenhagen/Legoland trip advice

I am planning to take my 13 year old to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Legoland in Billund in October (I know about the cold and the early sunset, it just is what it is in terms of timing for a variety of reasons). Am I trying to do too much with this itinerary? Thanks for any and all advice!

Day 0 - overnight flight to Stockholm.

Day 1 - arrive AM Stockholm. Sleep Stockholm.

Day 2 - Stockholm. Sleep Stockholm.

Day 3 - Stockholm. Sleep Stockholm.

Day 4 - Stockholm/afternoon fly to Billund. Sleep Billund.

Day 5 - Legoland. Sleep Billund.

Day 6 - Lego House. Evening bus/train to Copenhagen. Sleep Copenhagen.

Day 7 - Copenhagen. Sleep Copenhagen.

Day 8 - Copenhagen. Sleep Copenhagen.

Day 9 - Copenhagen. Sleep Copenhagen.

Day 10 - AM fly back.

I booked on points at At Six in Stockholm and Nobis Hotel in Copenhagen. Any and all thoughts welcome, thanks!

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Certainly possible, and if you have already booked things it's probably a bit pointless to comment on the itinerary now.

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Have you booked lodging in Billund? We stayed at the Hotel Legoland with our two teens in August. We were sorely disappointed with the hotel. If you are set on staying close to Legoland I might suggest checking out Lego's other property which is newer, Legoland Castle Hotel. Also, we found as the Billund airport is literally right next to all of these that the air traffic noise was disruptive when sleeping.

We did The Lego House in the morning and Legoland in the afternoon which was doable but we really loved The Lego House and my family could have spent more time there. We walked to The Lego House from our hotel and got lost because the signs pointing the way were actually to an off-site parking lot. If staying at one of the Lego hotels you can easily walk to both the house and the park.

We spent about the same amount of time in Copenhagen as you have listed. Tivoli Garden was a great time for our family. We went in the later afternoon & evening. It was pretty to see the park all lit up. We also enjoyed a canal tour and a side trip to Rosklide. We enjoyed the Tivoli Garden Food Hall one night too. Copenhagen we found was a wonderfully clean and safe city. With all the emphasis on biking the vibe was so different then any other city we have visited. It was great!

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I just got back from this trip and did the schedule I had proposed. More time in Copenhagen would have been welcome, but overall this worked. And we were lucky with the weather - no rain and even some sunny days!

- Stockholm: Vasa Museum (a must do), biking in Djurgarden, Ghost tour in Gamla Stan, exploring the art in the subway stations.
- Billund: Lego House is INCREDIBLE. We spent the full day there and ate lunch at Mini Chef, which was super cute and better than expected. Legoland was a bit meh and better suited for littler kids, but fun for a few hours. Hotel Legoland was pretty dingy (the Castle Hotel looked closed for the winter), but the breakfast was decent and it was very convenient for both Lego House and Legoland.
- Copenhagen: We did all of what donnellyjen74 did as well. Tivoli was incredible - we were there for like 5 hours until closing. The canal tour was great, as was the viking museum in Roskilde. We did a baking class at Terrible French Pastry School ( - highly recommend! The National Museum, Rosenborg Castle, and Experimenterium were hits. And of course all the food, and especially the pastries! The Copenhagen Card was a great deal - we took tons of buses, trains and metros (the public transportation is phenomenal) and it covered almost all of the entries to every museum and activity we went to.

Return trip to Copenhagen is definitely on my list!