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Two nights in Denmark, recommendations?

Hello, we are traveling from Amsterdam to Denmark in July and have 2 days/nights before we need to fly out of Copenhagen. Often in RS books there are Sightseeing Priorities which I have not found on the RS website. We have 2 adults and 2 teens traveling. What are the high priorities (cities, things to do/see) for this short visit? Thank you!

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With just two nights and a flight out of Copenhagen, yes, you ought to stay in Copenhagen. And that's a good thing, it is a lovely city with plenty to do for the full day you have there (I do not know it all that well so I will not advise on sights). Your pre-flight night would be in Copenhagen anyway.

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Stay in Copenhagen, there’s plenty to do in the city and you’ll be flying out of there so no reason to stay far away.

If you do want to get outside the city for a day, I enjoyed these two side trips:

1) Roskilde: Viking Ship Museum was very enjoyable, great tours and getting to see the remnants of the historical ships and the modern replicas built using the historical techniques was very neat. Also can see the Cathedral, which is near the train station.

2) Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerød) and Kronborg Castle (in Helsingor). You can easily visit the two very different castles, also nice scenery along the coast in Helsingor. Trains connect Copenhagen —> Hillerød —> Helsingor —> Copenhagen (or in reverse).

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7166 posts

We did a great day trip that included the Viking Museum and some castles, it was great.
We also enjoyed going to the Royal Palace and taking a canal cruise.

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Completely agree that Roskilde and the Royal Palaces were great things to see in Copenhagen. It is a lovely town.

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Not sure if this is an interest of yours but the Resistance Museum in Copenhagen is one of the best I've visited. My husband wasn't very interested but it is to this day one of his favorite museums in Europe.

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Stay in Copenhagen for sure; there is so much to see/do! It depends on your interests, but we loved visiting Rosenborg castle, Nyhavn, the Viking exhibit at the Nationalmuseet (highly recommend a tour), and the Torvehallerne market.