Copenhagen Itinerary 5 Days

What to Do in Copenhagen in 5 days

Spending 5 days in Copenhagen will help you thoroughly explore the beautiful city. With a number of attractions in store, no day in Copenhagen will be left dull. Below are the attractions that you must include in your 5-day Copenhagen itinerary to have a memorable vacation.

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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.

What to see in Copenhagen in 5 days?

Sightseeing

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, unique 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 mind-boggling journey of changing styles and eras.

Museums

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.

Glyptoteket

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 the 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.

Experiences

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 strongly flavored spirit always enjoyed with a meal, at Told & Snaps

Tours and Activities to Include

Traveling like a local without any help from trip planners is good. But here are some organised tours and activities that you must try

Best Hotels in Copenhagen for 5 Day Trip

This is the list of frequently added hotels in past by our travelers to their Copenhagen itinerary 5 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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