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Thoughts on my (ambitious) itinerary for Copenhagen

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.

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Very full and interesting trip. I enjoyed visiting the Louisiana Museum which is a short train ride north. Beautiful setting
and, if you like modern art, a very enjoyable half day. Have a great time!

Posted by
1047 posts

I think "ambitious" is an understatement. I hope you have your transportation listed as well, so you don't spend too much time planning on the ground.

I recommend using and if you bring a smart phone and have data access you can use their app.

Posted by
1554 posts

Pretty booked already, but I enjoyed a Bike with Mike tour (See here There is one scheduled on the Sunday you're there. Also don't pass up the Copenhagen Street Food on Paper Island. Some real gems in there (try the duck sandwich).

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741 posts

So glad you have scheduled a day to Roskilde - longboat museum is fantastic!

Have a great trip!