Copenhagen’s Ultimate Four Days Itinerary – Denmark

What a great surprise Copenhagen was. My first visit to a nordic country left me in complete admiration and awe for all things danish, including the beauty of its inhabitants :).

May I just take a moment to congratulate the city of Copenhagen for being so incredibly organized and awesome. Starting with our Airb&b host who sent us a detailed list of the things we needed to know, to the Visit Copenhagen website, the super useful Copenhagen Card, and the great transportation system. Ohh, and the restaurants. We had brunch three days in a row. We just couldn’t get enough of those pretty looking and extremely tasty dishes:).

Discovering awesome Copenhagen, Denmark.

Discovering awesome Copenhagen, Denmark.

Day 4 Brunch at La Esquina, walk towards the cementary, stop by the lovely boutiques, bus to the diamond, time spent at the library and the exhibitions, bus to the center for the Schumaenburg (no reservation) so we went to the recomendation for the sorrebrud. Off to the airport with a stop on the way to the acvariym.

Day 1 – Friday, August 26th

Start your day with a walk by the harbor, the postcard image of Copenhagen. After the mandatory pictures, head to Paper Island  an old building that was transformed into an international food market –  for a culinary treat and some(beautiful) people watching.

From Paper Island walk back towards the harbor and stop by Noma, the best restaurant in the world. Maybe the price tag and the “one-year-long” waiting list will only allow you to admire it from the far, but at least you can say that “you have been there” :).

Next, you can rest your feet and have a go at the very popular boat tour. If you have a Copenhagen Card, which I warmly recommend, you won’t need to pay the entrance. Sit back, enjoy the views, and discover another side of the danish capital. After the tour, go back to Paper Island for a street food dinner whilst enjoying the sunset. No better way to finish the first day!


Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Day 2 – Saturday, August 27th

Begin your day with brunch at the trendy Mad & Kaffee in the Meat Packing district – don’t miss the avocado and the apple porridge. After the energy kick, you can start discovering the neighborhood. Before heading to Our Saviour’s Church, stop for a coffee and some people watching :) at the Absalon Hotel.

Next, walk or take the bus to Our Saviour’s Church where you can experience the beautiful view of the city.

Just around the corner from the church, you have the famous Christiania. I was not a big fan of the place as there were more tourists than locals, and it seemed unauthentic, but it’s still worth a short stop.

From Christiania  take the bus or walk to Tivoli. We didn’t stay long as it was really packed, but we liked it. If you’ve had enough adrenaline, leave  Tivoli and make your way to the Planetarium for a 3D experience, which I warmly recommend. Head back to the Meatpacking district and finish your day with an epic pizza. We discovered Itzi Pitzi Pizza by accident, and I tell you, no bs, it is epic! We eat in the park just opposite and loved every minute of it.


Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Discovering the beautiful danish capital, Copenhagen.

Day 3 – Sunday, August 28th

Kick off day three with an epic brunch at Souls in Østerbro, then catch a train to Louisiana museum. It’s outside Copenhagen, but definitely worth the trip – there is a train leaving from the station opposite Tivoli. Spend a few hours there, then get back into town and make your way to Frederiksberg for an epic burger at Grillen Burgerbar. Walk around the neighborhood and then (if you are staying at the same Airb&b as we did, before catching the bus to go back home) make your way to Tivoli again for smaller crowds and more fun :).

Thank you to Lost Ink for the beautiful and comfortable dress. I felt pretty and stylish whilst visiting museums, amusement parks, and having dinner :). Find out more about the London-based brand and their latest collection on www.lost-ink.co.uk.

Day 4 Brunch at La Esquina, walk towards the cementary, stop by the lovely boutiques, bus to the diamond, time spent at the library and the exhibitions, bus to the center for the Schumaenburg (no reservation) so we went to the recomendation for the sorrebrud. Off to the airport with a stop on the way to the acvariym.

Discovering beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.

Discovering awesome Copenhagen, Denmark.

Discovering beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.

Day 4 – Monday, August 29th

Since brunch places are awesome in Copenhagen, why not start day four with another one :). Head to La Esquina for Spanish inspired goodies and a super cool atmosphere. Then, walk towards the Assistens Cemetery and stop by the lovely boutiques for some (window) shopping. Rest your feet whilst on the bus towards The Black Diamond, a modern waterfront building connected to the Royal Danish Library where you can shop, visit exhibitions, or just relax at the cafe.

From the Black Diamond, take a bus to the center and have the famous smørrebrød (open sandwich) at Schønnemann. Make sure you book ahead otherwise you might not get a table. If that happens, the next best thing is Kronborg restaurant, which I warmly recommend.

You’ve seen and tasted quite a bit of the city during these four days and now you are ready to head to the airport. Not so quickly, there is one more stop on the way: National Aquarium Denmark.

Discovering beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.

Discovering beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.

Discovering beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.

Discovering beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark.Photography by Bertrand Delvaux.

 

How and Where to

How to get there: We found an epic offer with Ryanair from Bruxelles to Copenhagen for only 15 euros. Yes, you read that right, it was only 15 euro. Thanks, Ryanair :).

Where to stay: We had a great stay at a lovely Airb&b. Our host was super nice and helpful, and the room was clean, cozy, and with a view :). You can find the details here.

Don’t miss: Copenhagen Card includes, besides transportation, a wide range of attractions including Tivoli, The Planetarium, Our Saviour’s Church, Louisiana Museum etc. I warmly recommend it.

 

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The ultimate 4 days guide to Copenhagen.

 

That’s a wrap! I hope that you have enjoyed my post. Since this is my first itinerary-post, I look forward to hearing your feedback. Did you like the embedded maps? Which European cities would you like to have an itinerary of?

 

46 Responses
  • Aubrie
    September 17, 2016

    Wow! You did an amazing job of capturing Copenhagen! Your style was perfect for it as well! I was there in the Winter so it’s nice to see what it’s like in other seasons as well. Did you just have a friend help you with the shots of you? They’re so pretty and professional!
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    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Hi Aubrie,
      Thank you for all the compliments. The photos are taken by my partner, Bertrand, and yes, he’s very talented :).

  • Kallsy Page
    September 17, 2016

    Wow! This is an amazing, informative post. First of all, I love the way you broke your itinerary up day by day and how you incorporated maps because I am such a visual person. By the way your outfits are GORGEOUS as well as the photos! Would love to visit at some point.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thank you for the visit and for all the compliments Kallsy :).

  • Jaye Shields
    September 17, 2016

    Avocado and apple porridge? I’d love to try that. Great pics!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      It’s a match made in heaven, Jaye :). Thanks!

  • Sarah Ricks
    September 17, 2016

    The architecture, food, quality of sunlight, and walkability all look really appealing. Fun place to visit!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I won’t argue that, Sarah :).

  • Rosi C.
    September 17, 2016

    Great pic with map :-) nice details of trip. Love the street art.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Rosi!

  • Cliodhna
    September 17, 2016

    I’m so glad I came across this post. Just planning my trip to Copenhagen for October. It looks like a really cool place!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      It is, Cliodhna. I can’t recommend it enough!

  • Sassy
    September 17, 2016

    Your photos are STUNNING! Really hope to get to visit this place soon, because it looks beautiful out there!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Sassy :).

  • The Dutch countryside
    September 17, 2016

    Copenhagen is one of my most favorite cities, mainly because it is so similar to the cities I’m used to (amsterdam) but yet so different. Seems like you had an amazing time there, which I wouldn’t expect any different. Your photos are stunning by the way, amazing shots.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I agree with you, Copenhagen is quite similar to Amsterdam, and yet different :). Thanks for the compliments and the visit!

  • Natalia
    September 18, 2016

    That’s a gorgeous photo review of Denmark! I bookmarked it for the future visit)) Thank you for sharing your experience)

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Natalia!

  • Toni Broome
    September 18, 2016

    What a fantastic deal you found for the Bruxelles to Copenhagen flight! The contrast from the old to new architecture is beautiful.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I know :). Thanks for the visit.

  • an old friend
    September 18, 2016

    Lovely pictures (as always), to tell you the truth I didn’t know there were so many things to visit in Copenhagen, but yeah, looks great. You catched the essence of the city, they sure like their bikes . What can I say, is quite a change of scenary for the blog from exotic and sunny Brazil to nordic and a bit cloudy Danemark . On another note, love the scarf :). Looking forward for more posts.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks for the visit, old friend :), and I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. I hope to see you soon. Bisous

  • Eva
    September 18, 2016

    Great itinerary! I only spent a couple days there a few years ago, but managed to see a lot of the same stuff! The brunch/breakfast foods in Copenhagen are SO good, right?? My personal favorite was Koffee Kollective.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I keep hearing about Koffee Kollective now, but knew nothing about it when I was in Copenhagen. It will have to be for next time :).

  • Culture Passport
    September 18, 2016

    Loved your photos! I went to Copenhagen at 18, and have been dying to go back now as an “adult” :)
    -Victoria

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      It’s probably my favorite European capital city. There it is, I said it :).

  • Elaine Masters
    September 18, 2016

    Looks like a pretty luxurious visit and wonderful weather. Would love to visit Copenhagen one day.

  • Vicky and Buddy
    September 19, 2016

    This is a really great itinerary! I love the maps and all the details. I’m hoping to visit Copenhagen early next year, so overall this post is extremely helpful!

  • Jenna
    September 19, 2016

    This looks like such a fun itinerary for 4 days–the brunch spots sound especially fantastic! We were supposed to visit Copenhagen this past summer but our plans ended up changing last minute. All your gorgeous photos really make me want to try planning another trip there!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I can’t recommend it enough, Jenna :).

  • Melissa Jones
    September 19, 2016

    This is a fab itinerary and your photos are beautiful! I’ve not been to Copenhagen yet but seeing how cheap it was to get there I might have a look into it for next year. I really love the street art you’ve captured it looks so cool. The maps show you how easy it is to get around which is great for exploring a new city :)

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thank you Melissa :).

  • Mags
    September 19, 2016

    I absolutely fell in love with Copenhagen when I went! What a great itinerary to pack it all in!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I totally understand, Mags :). Thanks!

  • Diana - MVMT Blog
    September 20, 2016

    I love your food and drink recommendations! I’m going back to Copenhagen at the end of November and am bookmarking your post for food/drink :) There’s a lot more to do in Copenhagen than you’d think, and my short trip last time was definitely not enough to see everything.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      You’re welcome :). Have fun!

  • Alex
    September 22, 2016

    Great Itinerary – pinned for later…

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks!

  • Jitaditya
    September 22, 2016

    Wow… what a comprehensve guiide… all itineraries should be like this!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thank you, Jitaditya!

  • thalia
    October 3, 2016

    I loved your report and photos of copenhagen. I am to go there, so …… I am getting prepared!

    • Hidden Gems
      October 4, 2016

      You will love it, Thalia, although now it might be a bit chilly, so be prepared :).

  • Thalia
    October 3, 2016

    We want more photos and please tell us which month would be probably perfect going there?

    • Hidden Gems
      October 4, 2016

      I went in August and caught two beautiful days and two slightly cloudy. I have read that winters are very cold, however, it is super charming as well. So, I guess it depends on how well you can bear the cold :). I will definitely go back for Christmas!

  • Kathi
    October 20, 2016

    Such beautiful photos :) I’ll pin this for my next trip to Copenhagen!

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