Copenhagen is a relatively small and relaxing city and totally doable in just two days with plenty of time to spare. Here are some highlights and food recommendations for the trip!
A cheap option. Really clean and modern place with all the amenities you need. They even have a restaurant and cafe downstairs. Located right next to the Copenhagen Central Station, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Tivoli, and Stroget which is a pedestrian-only shopping street.
There are many room choices including private and shared rooms. Each room has its own restroom and shower and additional ones can be found in the hallways.
I lived in a mixed eight people room for my stay here and everyone was very respectful of each other’s rest time, belongings etc. This place is a good option for a weekend trip on a budget!
There are also many hotels in Copenhagen and airbnbs as well but these should be booked earlier as prices in Copenhagen are steep.
Morning: Grab some breakfast at Andersen Bakery and head of to the Kastellet, an old star-shaped fortress and now park, and the Little Mermaid statue since these two are at the farthest end of the city. This way, you can make your way downwards towards the city center.
Address: Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 København V, Denmark
Kastellet and the Little Mermaid
Address: Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1, 2100 København, Denmark
Noon: Head over to Rosenborg Castle, which was based on the gardens of Versailles. Inside, you can see the crown jewels and the coronation thrones. Then head towards Nyhvn for beautiful and colorful pictures and lots of lunch options. Check out the orange house where Hans Christian Andersen used to live. Take the canal tour for a relaxing time after eating. Near Nyhavn is also the famous Magasin du Nord which is one of Copenhagen’s largest department stores. Then head towards Christianborg Palace where you can ride an elevator (or two) up to the tower to get a 360 view of Copenhagen. It’s free!
Prices: Adults: 105DKK, Student: 70DKK, Children under 18: Free
Address: Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark
Address: Nyhavn 1-71, 1051 København K, Denmark
Magasin du Nord
Address: Magasin Du Nord, Kongens Nytorv 13, 1095 København K, Denmark
Address: Christiansborg Palace, 1218 København K, Denmark
Afternoon and night: Spend some time browsing the many exhibits in the National Museum of Denmark. P.S. try to find the Disney Hercules figurines in the Ancient Greek section! After that, head on over to Tivoli for rides, food, and fun!
National Museum of Denmark
Address: Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København K, Denmark
Prices: Free for 18 under; Adults: 75 DKK
Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V
**Prices and hours change according to seasons! Make sure to check Tivoli’s website before going.
Morning: The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek opens at 11AM (closed Mondays) and is definitely worth your time. There is a large winter garden at the center of the museum as well as a rooftop area where you can relax and sit down after a lot of walking. The museum is famous for its host of sculptures but also features a lot of Danish and French artists. There are always different special exhibitions going on so make sure to check out there website to see what’s on.
Prices: Adults: 110 DKK; Under 27: 65 DKK; Under 18: Free
Noon: Visit Amalienborg Palace which is where the queen now resides and the Marble Church or Frederick’s Church right across from it.
Prices (to enter museum): Adults: 95 DKK; Students: 60 DKK; Under 18: Free
After this, the day is yours! Go souvenir or casual shopping on Strøget, the world’s longest pedestrian shopping street, visit Copenhagen University!
Restaurant Karla is a great restaurant with lots of seating and large portions. You can check out the large variety of Danish fare offered here. Even the locals come even though it’s mainly tourists (it’s near Tivoli).
Address: Dantes Plads 1, Copenhagen 1556, Denmark