Copenhagen is a lovely city. It’s small and at the same time, there’s so much to do! So here is the best itinerary for 3 days in the city with recommendations for what to do and where to eat.
Start the day with a free walking tour to get familiar with the city
We advise you to start with the “Grand Tour of Copenhagen” and to book it in advance to guarantee your spot. Getting on those free walking tours is also a great wait to connect with other people and to get more recommendations of places to eat, or specific events that might be happening around.
Visit the Amalienborg Palace and watch the changing of the guard ceremony
Amalienborg is the Royal Family’s residence in Copenhagen, and changing of the guard takes place every day at noon. If you’re planning to visit the palace inside make sure you check the opening hours. If you have the Copenhagen Card, the entrance is included.
Have lunch at the Torvehallerne food market
Great food, and Manuel was quite surprised that they even had a high chair!
Walk down Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street – Strøget
You can start around the Lego Store and walk towards the famous port of Nyhavn.
Have dinner in one of the restaurants around Nyhavn
Nyhavn is one of the city’s postcards. This was the main port of the city years ago, and now is a renovated area full of life. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés around this area. If you’re visiting during Christmas time you can also taste the local threats at the Christmas market nearby.
Visit the Kastellet area and the famous Little Mermaid statue
The statue is called little for a reason, so don’t get your expectations too high, or you might be disappointed.
Have lunch at a typical danish restaurant
We had lunch at Restaurant 1733, right under our “home” and we loved it! Great comfort food and super friendly people. We felt at home.
Have the best cheesecake in town at Bertels Salon
When we heard about the best cheesecake in town, we had to include it in our plans! And yes, even without testing all the other options, we believe this is the best just by tasting it!
Discover the Freetown Christiania community
We took a free walking tour with Copenhagen Free Walking Tours to know the area better, and then you can enter and discover the community by yourself. Just follow the community rules. 📵
Taste one of the best burgers in the world at Gasoline Grill
Bloomberg named this burger one of the 27th best burgers in the world. So you can try it on your way to the city center.
Start the day getting some energy at Sankt Peder’s Bakery
It’s the oldest bakery in Copenhagen and such a cute place. From the outside, everything already looks tasty, and then when you enter it’s impossible to resist the smell of pastries and fresh coffee. So get some coffee and a pastry (or more, we don’t judge), they are delicious!
Hop on a Canal Boat Tour to get a different perspective of the city
Make sure you check the times in advance. Sit on the right side of the boat for the best views. If you bring a stroller you need to leave it on the docks.
Taste the famous smørrebrød for lunch
Danish are famous for their open sandwiches, and they actually know what they’re doing. You’ll find them pretty much everywhere and it’s a great option for a quick lunch.
Visit Tivoli – the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world and just have fun!
It’s a truly magical place. In every season of the year. You can just go to visit and explore all the little corners of the garden or plant to hop on the rides. Either way, you’ll have plenty of fun. There are also a lot of places with drinks and food inside, or you can ask for a stamp to leave the garden and re-enter again with the same ticket. The prices are different if you just want to access the garden or access the rides. Make sure you check the prices and times in advance.
Recharge your calories at Cakenhagen
Let’s put it this way, the cakes are so beautiful that you won’t want to eat them, but then after you eat them, you’ll want more!
Don’t want to miss any spot?
Here is the map with all the places from this itinerary, plus additional places and recommendations on where to eat.
Do you have more questions while planning your trip?
Feel free to reach out to us @hasolemar.