Copenhagen will forever have a special place in my heart! I had some difficulty writing this blog...I believe it is because I view Copenhagen as a second home now, rather than a vacation or tourist destination.
- L E N G T H O F T R I P
The main tourist sector of Copenhagen is not that large and you would be able to cover most of the main stops in a few short days. On Google I found an explanation saying, "Travelers incorporating Copenhagen into a broader trip plan will usually find that 3 days is a good starting point. If Copenhagen is more of a detour than a destination, 2 days will suffice. 4+ days is recommended for anyone who considers the city a top priority." (Make sure to factor in jet lag).
- W H E N T O V I S I T
The time we have spent in Copenhagen has been in the months of April - June & August - October. That being said, I am not able to give great recommendations for the winter months. I do highly recommend visiting Denmark in the summer. In the months of June and July there is 17 hours of daylight, it doesn't really ever get completely dark! In December and January there are only 7 hours of sunlight with the sun setting around 3 pm.
Weather wise, the temperatures are not extreme. In the summer months the temperatures range from mid 60s to high 70s. It is quite comical when it reaches the mid 80s. My phone gave me a temperature warning saying "extreme temps" and it was 85 degrees. The winter months aren't too brutal either, the temperatures mostly stay above freezing and they occasionally see snow. Due to the jet steam Copenhagen stays at higher temperatures in the winter then you normally think it would be. If you are making the trip during the winter months, try to plan it around Christmas so you can visit to famous Christmas markets.
- W H E R E T O S T A Y
Since we have lived here and haven't exactly vacationed, I dont have many suggestions on places to stay. But, here are a few.
- Hotel D'Angleterre -
I have never persoanlly stayed here but I think this is the most beautiful hotel with
an excellent location. The hotel over looks the Kongens Nytorv "The Kings Square"
and it is a very short distance from Nyhavn.
The first time I ever visted Copengen, Jay-Z and Beyonce were in town for a concert
and they stayed in this hotel. So I always call this hotel the "Beyonce Hotel."
- 71 Nyhavn Hotel - https://www.71nyhavnhotel.dk
The most amazing views over looking the harbor in Nyhavn.
- Wakeup Copenhagen - https://www.wakeupcopenhagen.com/#/
This is a more afforable hotel. We had friends stay here and had positive things to
say about the hotel.
W H A T T O S E E
- Tivoli Gardens
- Little Mermaid
- Støget (pedestrian walking street)
- Christiansborg Palace
- Rosenborg Castle
- Amalienborg Palace
- The Round Towers
W H A T T O D O
- Ride a bike
- Take a canal tour
- Rent a GoBoat or FriendShips
- Go to the Zoo
- CopenHill - Ski down the grass slops on top of the building
- Eat in Torvehallerne
- Shop in Magas
- W H A T T O E A T
- Smørrebrød - Open faced sandwiches typically on rye bread
- Flødebolle - Chocolate-coated marshmallow treats
- Licorice - The most popular Danish candy
- All the pastries "Danishes"
- Ice cream/Gelato
- S H O R T T R I P S O U T S I D E O F C O P E N H A G E N
- Kronborg Castle - "Hamlets Castle" (42 minute drive)
- Frederiksborg Castle (37 minute drive)
- Møns Klint (1 hour 47 minute drive)
- Malmö, Sweden (41 minute drive)
Make sure to check train routes as well, most of these places have a train to the destination out of Copenhagen.
I hope that you love this place just as much as we do! Please dont hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance in planning your trip.