Denmark, Europe

How To Spend 2 Days In Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is an adorable town with friendly locals and many scenic places and historical sites to visit. You can plan your weekend to this city or even choose to stay for longer periods. This Danish city has a calm yet festive feel with people experiencing Hygee in the gardens, cozy cafes, delicious bakes, art galleries, and canals that the city is dotted with. Though not a cheap city to travel to, it’s a place which you will never regret visiting. If you're in the city for multi-city trip or a stopover, here's how you should spend your 2 days in Copenhagen or if you want to learn more about the culture of Copenhagen check out our interesting facts about Copenhagen article

2 Days In Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 1 in Copenhagen: Do the best things in the city

The Danish are excited that Copenhagen is now the most bikeable city in the world. This city of fairy tales is so called owing to its architecture and the magical amusement park.  Even the city flag has an image of a castle on it.

The canal boat tour will give you a quick round-up of the city, says our Blissful wanderer, Amber. Thereafter you can enjoy some coffee at the Original Coffee Illume Rooftop.

What about a walk along the Europe’s longest pedestrian street, Stroget? This street takes you to Nyhavn, an iconic place with colorful buildings, Danish restaurants, and cafes, lined along the canals. Don’t miss out on getting the perfect Instagram shot clicked here.

The Meatpacking District is also an interesting area to explore, with plenty of swimming spots, diving platforms, sun-loungers, and clean water for that perfect summer swim.

Freetown Christiania is yet another vibrant hippie neighborhood and has a warm and unapologetic feel about its way of life. It’s one of the main highlights of the city, puts in Dave alias Jones, one of our travel bloggers’. He also recommends taking one of the free Copenhagen Walking Tours. Complete your day by partying at some of the lively bars at Blågårdsgade to experience the nightlife of Copenhagen. Culture Box is considered as one of the best electronic music hubs in Europe and is a haven for party lovers.

Day 2 in Copenhagen: See the best sights in the city

Trains, buses, metro, and the boats are linked together with a common ticketing network in Copenhagen. You can start exploring the city by visiting the Round House: the King’s old Astronomy Tower, to get some beautiful views of the city.

The Little Mermaid statue is one of the oldest and most popular tourist attractions in Copenhagen. Try visiting there early in the morning, to avoid the crowds.  

From there, you can head right towards the St. Alban Church, and learn more about its history.

Have some roller coaster fun at Tivoli gardens, which are home to the oldest Amusement park in the world, standing there gleefully for the last 175 years. Rides, games, food, music and lighting at night, enjoy every bit of the experience.

Visit the royal family’s residence, the Amalienborg Palace, and there you can witness the changing of the guards at noon every day.

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Thereafter, you can head towards the Marble Church, its green copper dome being the most distinguishing feature of the monument. The Christiansborg Palace is an iconic monument that currently hosts the Danish Parliament.

The Rosenborg Castle boasts of fine architecture and is also gives a peek into the Danish History.  And if traveling with family, do visit the Den Bla Planet, the huge and very impressive Aquarium, as suggested by Stephanie and Adam, our travel bloggers.

Other tips for your 2 days in Copenhagen

For more tips for your long layover, we recommend to check out these restaurants and hotels for your multi-city trip.

Places to Eat and Drink in Copenhagen

The Bridge Street Kitchen (Broens Gadekøkken) is a walk away from Nyhavn is a big outdoor food market which serves American food as well as traditional; Danish cuisine like Grød(porridge) and Smørrebrød sandwiches. There are plenty of drink accompaniments available here also.

Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District called; Kødbyen is an old industrial area with craft breweries and restaurants. Hija de Sanchez has been awarded the best Mexican restaurant in Europe this year.

For barbeques and post-dinner beers, you can visit Warpigs. Magasasa Dim Sum & Cocktails has great Chinese food and try out Mother’s for some delicious pizza.

If you take a guided walking tour, it is also a food tour where they take you to the best eateries in the city. If you like the traditional dish Smorrebrod, try it at the Aamanns 1921. The Host also serves sumptuous Nordic dishes at a very reasonable price, the ambiance too being very warm and modern.

The Copenhagen Coffee Lab has very friendly staff and the coffee is delicious. And what best than to end the day by partying and drinking at the Ice bar. It has the best of tourist and local crowds, with loud music and disco lights flashing around.

Best places to stay in Copenhagen

If you are on a quick 2-day trip o Copenhagen, here are some choices that Dave suggests our tourists.

Airbnb- Find some incredible options at Airbnb which are less expensive than the hotel stays and allow travelers to mingle with the locals. The houseboat by the seaside is a cool experience that couples/adventurers/explorers will enjoy.

Comfort Hotel Vesterbro- Just a 5-minute walk from the Central station, this hotel is perfect for families and has numerous cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood. Also, this hotel has all amenities at reasonable rates.

Steel House Copenhagen has a central location with some modern architecture and a 5-star feel at affordable prices. A great pick for singles and backpackers who want to meet new people.

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Some other hotel options that you can consider are Best Western Plus Airport Hotel, Best Western Hotel Hebron, and Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen.

Itineraries for more than 2 days in Copenhagen

Our experienced bloggers have outlined an extensive travel itinerary when visiting Copenhagen. Read these different itineraries to plan your trip smoothly.

4 days in Copenhagen

Blissful Wander is one of the most elaborate and well-written blogs about traveling to Copenhagen. Not only is Amber’s blog fun to read, but it has covered all the elements one should know while visiting Copenhagen. She strongly recommends touring the city in bikes and finds it very safe to travel alone. She also writes about some of the new and undiscovered places in Copenhagen that she found during her visit to this city.

A Blissful 4 Day Copenhagen Itinerary for First-Time Visitors
An extensive 4 day Copenhagen itinerary, which covers the major sites you don’t want to miss, the tastiest restaurants, top photo spots, and stunning parks.
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