Copenhagen, Denmark – 4 Day Itinerary Travel Guide!


The Scandinavian countries offer tourists a completely different experience compared to the rest of Europe, and for this reason we recommend Copenhagen! Denmark's capital awaits visitors with splendid northern architecture, water views, stories, and fun!


You should know that the main airport is 7 km from the city, so you will have to choose a way to get to the city. The most accessible methods in terms of time and price are the M2 metro or the train, both of which depart directly from the airport, and the ticket costs €4.85. Something cheaper can be the 5C bus, the ticket costs €2.96, but the journey will take 45 minutes instead of 20. 

What do you drive in Copenhagen?

In Copenhagen we advise you to rent a bicycle to really feel the spirit of the city (it's the Danes' favorite means of transport, you'll be amazed at how many bicycles you'll see on the streets), and for 24 hours you'll pay only €10. (I left you an article at the end which gives you a few places where you can rent them). 

If you prefer public transport, you'll be pleased to know that the city has a very well-developed system of buses, metro and train lines. You can buy a one-day pass for just €12 to travel on any public transport you want. Tickets and passes can be bought online, in 7 Eleven stores or you can pay directly at the station. 

Taxi is another convenient option for those who want to get rid of worries, and the rate per kilometer is €1.34.


As for accommodation, in the city you will find quite a few hotels, studios and apartments, and most offers are on or Airbnb. Prices for a double room start at €70 per night, but you can pay more for accommodation in central areas, with more amenities.

Here are some recommendations of places that will not disappoint you:

  • Next House is a hotel near the central area, where for €90 per night for a twin room for 2 people you will be able to enjoy a modern place with a restaurant and bar.
  • Annex Hotel it is located right in the heart of the city, near its main attractions. The rooms are very colorful, so you will wake up every day with a good mood. The price for one night starts from 115€. However, take into account that the bathroom is shared.
  • apartments they may be a more suitable solution for those traveling in groups, or prefer a larger space, and most can be found on Airbnb. Here you can see an attractive option for groups of up to 4 people, in the city center, which costs only €90 per night:

Tourist card

We let you know from the beginning that you can buy for your vacation Copenhagen Card, to benefit from free public transport, discounts and free entrances to almost 90 attractions. You will pay €60/88/108/125 for a validity of 24/48/72/96 hours, and you can find the full list of benefits on the official website:

Tourist attractions in Copenhagen - Itinerary for 4 days

To get the most out of your time here, it's best to leave with a well-established plan of what you want to see. For this I have prepared a proposal for you itinerary for 4 days, after which you can guide yourself.

Day 1

  •  Amalienborg Palace
  • Nyhavn

Because, most likely, the first half of your day here will be taken up with transportation and accommodation, we advise you not to overload your schedule with sightseeing. 

Amalienborg Palace

You can start your route exploring the history of the country right from  Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family. A large part of the palace is open to the public every day between 10.00 and 17.00, and you will pay €13 to admire the rooms that represent the history of the country (entry is free, but with a tourist card). Moreover, you can see here the daily show of the changing of the Royal Guard, at 12.00. The M3 metro line and the 26 bus stop are nearby. 


And to continue in a quiet atmosphere and enter the atmosphere of the city, we recommend that you dedicate the rest of your day to the neighborhood Nyhavn, the most colorful area in the city. which you can reach by walking only 7 minutes from the Castle.. Here you will find the already very well-known houses, perfectly aligned along the water, and colored in vivid shades, some of them even being historical monuments (such as the place where he lived Hans Christian Andersen, in homes with numbers 18, 20 and 67)). As you can already imagine, it is the perfect place for pictures, and you won't even feel that a day has passed here, and in the evening you can find some very nice restaurants.

Day 2

  • Christiansborg Palace 
  • Rosenborg Castle
  • The King's Garden
  • Copenhagen Harbor & The Little Mermaid 

The second day of your trip should be reserved for Copenhagen's iconic sites. and as their list is not at all short, prepare with a lot of energy.

Christiansborg Palace

Because the city is full of monuments of royalty, don't miss 2 other stunning palaces, true cultural edifices and architectural and historical gems. You can start from Christiansborg Palace, current headquarters of the Parliament, where you can reach with the M3 metro line or buses 31, 37 or A2. It is open to the public every day, except Mondays, between 10.00-16.00, and the ticket costs €21.50 (with the tourist card you will be able to visit certain areas for free, including the underground ruins). 

Rosenborg Castle

It is 15 minutes' walk away Rosenborg Castle, appreciated for its elegance and splendor. The 400-year-old building also houses a fascinating collection of royal crowns and jewels. The castle is open daily, between 11.00-17.00, the ticket costs €16.80 (free with the tourist card).

The King's Garden

From Rosenborg Castle you can for a few moments and in The King's Garden, a park that in the warm seasons offers a show of colors and splendid landscapes, open until 8 p.m.

Port of Copenhagen and the Little Mermaid

And because the sunset offers the most beautiful landscapes by the sea, the place where you end your day must be Port of Copenhagen, where the emblematic monument of the city, the bronze statue, is also located The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's famous story, which you should not miss on your trip here. You will get here either by walking for 25 minutes (a road that is worth taking), or by bus, using lines 23 and then 27.

Day 3

  • Museums
  • Tivoli Park

After historical and cultural objectives, you can reserve a day for some more modern places as well the museums they are ideal.

Copenhagen museums

The fact that most of them are located in the center is one thing that will help you on the move. You should know that most of them are closed on Mondays. Here is a list of some of the most interesting museums that you can include in your schedule:

  1. National Museum of Denmark (10.00-17.00) presents the culture and history of the country (including the Vikings). Adult ticket price: €13 (free with tourist card).
  2. Thorvaldsens Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum (10.00-17.00) are both dedicated to art, architecture, sculpture, painting, currents and important periods in art, exhibiting well-known works. Adult ticket price: €9.50, respectively €15.50.
  3. Guinness World Records Museum (11.00-17.00, including Mondays) is a must-see, and presents the most original world records, in the form of interactive galleries. Adult ticket price: €28.90 (free with tourist card).
  4. Experimentarium (9.30-17.00) it is a bit further from the others, in the northern area, but the experience it offers is worth the trip. It's an interactive science museum where you'll find out for yourself, through amazing experiments and demonstrations, how things work. Adult ticket price: €23 (free with tourist card)

Tivoli Park

And for the end of the day, after exploring all the museums above, you can get your dose of fun from Tivoli Park, a perfect place for both adrenaline seekers and those who want to enjoy fairytale images in lush gardens, next to beautiful buildings and colorful nature. Entrance costs €19.50 (without the tickets to use the attractions, each costing another €3-10). If you want to enjoy all the adventures of the park, you can buy, for €50, the package that includes the entrance and unlimited rides to all the attractions in the park. It is open daily, depending on the day, until 22.00 or 24.00. 

Day 4

  • Strøget Street (shopping)
  • Boat ride on the sea canals in the city

This last day of your vacation will be dedicated to returning home, but if you have a few free hours we can recommend you to take a last walk in the city center and enjoy the atmosphere and scenery. 

Stroget Street

You can also make a stop at the largest shopping area in Europe, which you should squeeze into your trip for a shopping session (or at least to admire the shelves). Strøget street it is over 1 km long and includes both famous chains (from H&M to Parada) as well as local, bargain and souvenir shops. You can also stop here at a cafe or restaurant and enjoy the atmosphere.


Not to be missed would be a boat ride in the city's sea channels. Those who purchase the tourist card even have a boat tour from Ved Stranden included, the perfect opportunity to take in Copenhagen's gorgeous scenery one last time. Even without a tourist card, such walks cost from €30.


In the city you will be able to enjoy both dishes taken from other cultures, but also traditional Scandinavian delicacies. 

You will probably find Frikadeller, the traditional meatballs made of veal and pork, or Tartelettero pasta made of chicken, asparagus, peas, carrot and white sauce, placed on a tart dough, anywhere. For a quick snack, you can try Smørrebrød, a sandwich with a single piece of bread. Of course, you shouldn't forget licorice, loved by every Dane. And of course, take advantage of the fresh fish and seafood!

However, if you are looking for a place where you can find delicious food, we recommend the restaurant Maple Casual Dining, with various dishes, traditional or international, and vegan or vegetarian options, where a dish starts at €18. If you are a burger lover, run to Sporvejen, a place known for its amazing tastes, but also its low prices, because you will be able to dine here for only €12.

Copenhagen will be the perfect place to spend a few days of spring or summer! Let yourself be enchanted by the colorful streets, Nordic culture and varied attractions, and spend a few relaxing days here!

In case you are thinking about a possible vacation in Copenhagen, we will leave you a list of links to help you organize your trip:




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