Copenhagen Itinerary 5 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 5 days in Copenhagen with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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5 Days in Copenhagen - Perfect Vacation Guide

The residence of the Danish royal family, Copenhagen easily tops the list of Denmark’s most popular travel destinations. Featuring regal palaces, informative museums, and a huge nexus of winding canals, the colorful city of Copenhagen is rich in both, history as well as experiences. Go through this Copenhagen Itinerary 5 Days to know about the best way to spend 5 days in Copenhagen.

Are 5 days enough for Copenhagen tour?

Wondering about what to see in 5 days in Copenhagen ? It can be a confusing task to decide where to go in Copenhagen. But, 5 days are perfect to cover each corner of Copenhagen. You can visit popular places in Copenhagen, get walking tour and have local food during your vacation.

How much money for 5 days in Copenhagen?

The budget cost of 5 days in Copenhagen is USD 965. You can further save on your stays by opting for hostels and homestay. Also try to travel by public transportation whenever possible.

What to pack for Copenhagen 5 days vacation?

  • Carry extra battery of camera. If you are a shutterbug, carry extra memory card; those 5 days in Copenhagen are going to be full of moments that you would want to click!
  • Keep a journal to record your favorite moments and scribble notes!
  • Since you will be having a heavy luggage to fit your belongings for 5 days, carry a small backpack that you can use while you go sightseeing!

What to see in Copenhagen in 5 days?


Kronborg Castle

Featuring beautifully decorated rooms with renaissance and baroque interiors, Kronborg Castle rose to fame due to William Shakespeare’s drama of Hamlet, that takes place in the chambers of Kronborg. If you are planning a trip to this castle in summer, you can experience HamletScenen perform the drama on an open-air stage in the courtyard!

Christiansborg Palace

Set on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, Christiansborg Palace houses the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State and is famous for the unique Queen's tapestries.

Amalienborg Palace

To get a glimpse into the royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family which still lives inside the palace, Amalienborg Palace is a must-visit! The Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde, and the Amalienborg Museum are the major attractions at this palace.

National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet

Northern Europe's largest aquarium, National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is a spectacular place where you can enjoy the Ocean tank, Amazonas and Coral Reef. Colorful fish, bright corals, unque marine species, and butterflies and birds flying around are all housed together in this fascinating place!

The Round Tower

The Round Tower is a 17th century tower and observatory and is said to be the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. Still in use by amateur astronomers, this tower is mostly frequented by tourists looking to enjoy magnificent views of the old part of Copenhagen.

Rosenborg Castle

Constructed by Scandinavian king Christian IV in the early 17th century, Rosenborg Castle set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, is famous for housing royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.

Frederiksborg Castle

An impressive Renaissance castle featuring tastefully done-up rooms decorated with history paintings, furniture, and decorative art, Frederiksborg Castle takes you through a mindboggling journey of changing styles and eras.


The National Museum

Housing a spectacular collection of exhibits belonging to the Stone Age, the Viking Age, and the Middle Ages, and offering visitors a glimpse into the Renaissance-era and Modern Danish History, The National Museum is an interesting repository!

SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

Denmark’s largest art museum, SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark featuring spectacular collections of Danish and international art spanning over the last seven centuries, is famous especially for its beautiful collection of Danish Golden Age art.


Exhibiting ancient and modern art in impressive architectural surroundings, Glyptoteket gives you a unique chance to saunter through 3500 years of art and history.

Zoological Museum

Experience Denmark’s animal life from pre-historic era to the 21st century at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen. This spectacular exhibition on Darwin and evolution will surely take you on a time-travel journey!

Tycho Brahe Planetarium

Lose yourselves in the world of stars, planets and celestial objects at Tycho Brahe Planetarium. Featuring a 1000 meter-square dome-shaped screen, this place takes you on a 3-D journey to the infinite universe, straight to the dinosaur era.


Shopping and ambling around Strøget, Copenhagen's largest shopping area and Europe's longest pedestrian streets.

Go for a canal tour at Kanalrundfarten and experience the best of Copenhagen, floating on the water.

Sample delicious cupcakes and Danishes at Lagkagehuset, bakery chain in the city which is known for its mouthwatering desserts.

Take photos of the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s iconic attraction which was sculpted by Edvard Eriksen in 1913.

Ride the Tivoli’s Roller Coasters located in the Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world.

Go all-out hippie in Christiania, a neighborhood done up in psychedelic colors

Tour the Carlsberg Brewery and get to know about the history of Danish beer and the history of the Jacobsen’s family brewery.

Devour Smørrebrød, a typical Danish open-sandwich and drink Snaps, a strong flavored spirit always enjoyed with a meal, at Told & Snaps

Copenhagen travel tips for first-timers

  • Book a food tour, nothing expresses the essence of Copenhagen like its food!
  • Take a weekend getaway, explore the nearby cities of Copenhagen.
  • List down the free days of the museums and try to visit them on those days to save on ticket fee.

Getting around Copenhagen in 5 days

You are going to be in the city for a considerable amount of time and hence it is recommended to get hang of the local transit system that will make getting around cheaper. Alternatively, you can hire a car or a bike and explore Copenhagen on your own, at your own pace.

Best places to eat, drink, and shop in Copenhagen

Eat, drink, shop repeat! You can enjoy an excellent retail therapy when in Copenhagen. On your 5-day trip, make sure you try out the best local delicacies as well as shop for some souvenirs to take back home.

Where to stay in Copenhagen for 5D4N vacation?

For a 5 day 4 nights vacation in Copenhagen, you can choose a vacation rental or a hotel that is conveniently located. You can score a good deal on BnB, since the stay is for a longer duration.

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