I'm heading to Copenhagen next Thursday, my first visit! There is of course a tremendous amount I want to see and do (and eat!) while I'm there. I always try to strike a balance between having a few plans and no plans and just letting he trip unfold, however for this trip I decided to make ambitious plans for what I hope to see, and then if I run out of time here and there, it's no big deal. I'm not going to rush. I have made the plans below based on common locations. Also have a rather thorough list of restaurants, bakeries, smørrebrød eateries, etc for each area, compiled from Rick Steves' Copenhagen guide, blogs, recommendations by locals, hours open. Ok, yes, I love lists! Purchasing a Copenhagen card, the 120hr. Trying to make the most of daylight hours as well. Will be renting a bike Sunday/Monday.
Friday: Drop bag at AirBnB housing (right by central station), do a portion of RS' walking tour, visit the Glyptotek. Evening at Tivoli.
Saturday: Canal boat tour, Round Tower, Amalienborg for guard change, xmas market at Kogens Nytorv, stroll to Nyhavn, Christiansborg Palace, National Museum.
Sunday: Botanical Gardens, Torvehallerne market, Rosenberg castle, Christianshavn (Church of Our Savior), possibly Thorvaldensen's Museum. Evening: Dine with Danes
Monday: Early start at Jægrsborg Dyrehave, train to Roskilde for the Cathedral and Viking Ship museum. AirBnB at farm on fjord.
Tuesday: Breakfast at farm, train to Fredericksburg castle, train to Helsingør for overnight stay.
Wednesday: Train to Skibstrup for local xmas market, back to Kronborg castle, ferry to Helsingborg for late lunch (ok, just to say I set foot in Sweden!) Maritime park if time, train to Amager for last night before early departure.