How To Spend A Day In Copenhagen

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Last week I headed on my May trip back to the Danish Capital of Copenhagen, somewhere I fell in love with last year. I had two days/ one night in the Capital to explore and I wanted to take full advantage of the trip despite having already been to the city before.

Copenhagen is one of the easiest cities to get to from the airport with trains running every few minutes from the airport taking about 20 minutes to get right into the main city. With a super early flight from Luton, I landed in Copenhagen about 930am and was already in the Capital by 10am.

I took the train straight to Christianshavn which is an area called the Amsterdam of Copenhagen which I loved last time and I wanted another visit. When you walk towards the mini town the first thing you’ll notice is all of the artwork, it is literally everywhere due to the fact that the vast majority of the people within the mini town are artists themselves. It’s pretty much the hippy area of the city where everyone smokes weed, so much so that you can’t take photos within certain areas of the town. I just love the artwork, the chilled out nature of the place plus there’s a lot of vegan food as most of the people there are into clean eating.


After this, I hopped back on the train one stop Kongens Nytorv where the main shopping street Stroget is, I walked the whole line of the shops stopping a few times to have a browse but with one destination in mind. Illum is a department store within the city, kind of like Selfridges and Harrods, but not as big. The main reason for this trip is because it homes Sephora, yes I know I am obsessed! I didn’t want to buy much until I saw that they stocked Kat Von D! I was very restrained and only picked up two liquid lipsticks, alongside two of Sephora’s own brand sleep masks. Although this didn’t last long and I returned the next day to buy two more liquid lipsticks. Oops.

Walking the whole way along the street you’ll end up in a square which houses their spectacular City Hall (definitely worth stopping for some photos) before pressing on to Tivoli which is my favourite place in Copenhagen. Tivoli is an amusement park set in the city centre complete with gardens, stalls and lots of fun things to explore. Being on my own (alongside my luggage- thank god I only took a rucksack) I didn’t go on any rides but instead explored the gardens, had some food and saw the surroundings in their full glory.


By this point I was pretty tired because I had been up since about 3.30am so I decided to head to my hotel to check in. My hotel was just two stops from the station near Tivoli and I have to admit I was so happy with the hotel. After a few hour nap I took the train one stop back to Dybbolsbro to a shopping mall to grab some dinner and some snacks to get me through the evening. The Fisketorvet shopping mall is a pretty decent one especially as they have the most insane pick and mix shop I’ve ever seen so I stocked up after dinner ready for a relaxing evening. I knew I had wanted to relax so my evening consisted of pick and mix, the final two episodes of Orange Is The New Black and reading comic books.

The following morning I popped down to the hotel breakfast which was really good with both continental and cooked food and then I headed out. With just the afternoon to kill, I decided to walk up to one of the cities castles, Rosenborg which is beautiful to look at just across the road from the cities Botanical Gardens which are free to look around.

The Little Mermaid

My final stop was to walk back up and view The Little Mermaid statue which sits on the coastline. I walked up from Osterport Station which was a little way (but the exercise did me good). On the way to the Little Mermaid there are plenty of other statues to pass on the way which are just as pretty, and for a Saturday afternoon I didn’t find it all that busy. By this point it was mid afternoon and I knew I wanted to grab some food so headed back to Kobenhavn H which is their central station located by Tivoli, from here I popped into MAD which is my favourite burger place in the world and I stuffed my face with an amazing burger and the best dairy-free chocolate milkshake I’ve ever had.

From here I headed back to the airport for my flight home. Overall I am really glad with how much I managed to do in such a short space of time despite still relaxing a lot.

Have you ever been to Copenhagen or been tempted to?

May 26, 2016
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  • Copenhagen looks so nice! There are so many different things that I never expected from it, like the amusement park and the Amsterdam of Copenhagen area. It looks like such a nice place to visit, I’d definitely love to go!


  • I have Copenhagen for July or August but I am so excited to book so I can visit it for my monthly weekend getaways.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I only had one day in Copenhagen and I felt like I saw a lot in that time. it helps that it’s a really walkable city.

  • I so want to get there one day and see these things as well. I wouldn’t mind ending my day with this delicious burger you speak of too.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I would want to visit the Little Mermaid if I ever went to Copenhagen as well x

  • What an absolutely beautiful looking place, I would love to visit Copenhagen one day. x

  • Laura

    I haven’t been to Copenhagen before but I’ve always fancied it. I’ve heard its quite expensive once you’re there but I think it’ld be great for a mini break xxx

  • I’ve never been but it’s good to know that transport links from the airport are so good. One day! :)

  • The Nice Nest

    Copenhagen is on my list after our son and his girlfriend returned having had a great time and recommending it. Sounds like to managed to fit a lot into your two days and your photographs make it look really interesting.

  • Working Mum Blog

    I’ve been to Copenhagen a few times but never explored as much as you have in such a short time! It is a beautiful place.

  • Ive never been to Copenhagen but really interested in it now. That mural on the house is so beautiful!!

  • Jo Smith

    People were smoking weed so much that you couldn’t even take photos?! Omg haha! Love those paintings on the buildings x

  • Sarahjane

    Such a beautiful city! It’s on my list of places to visit!

  • I’ve never been to Copenhagen, but it sounds really interesting. The mural in the first picture is lovely. To be honest, I would be sold on the place by the pick and mix shop alone. I love pick and mix. Tivoli sounds great – I tend to not be keen on amusement park rides, so I like ones that have other things to do, and stalls to see, etc. (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

  • Kira L Curtis

    Wow, what amazing artwork! I’d love to do to Copenhagen and once I’m back from my two week holiday in Mexico (and earned a lot more money) I am going to start looking into going on a couple of short trips like this! I have pinned this post so I can look back on it if I go to Copenhagen, and I hopefully will! 😀

  • No I havn’t but I would love to. Just booked my first proper holiday for the year and I am so excited x

  • Leanne Dolan

    Copenhagen is on my list of places I would like to visit. I’ll have to bookmark this post for ideas of where to go when we finally book it!

  • Ickle Pickle

    Oh goodness, I would love to visit here, it looks so beautiful! What a great trip. Kaz x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I would love visit and see the little mermaid statue – *adds to bucket list*

  • I’d love to go to Copenhagen, and your pictures look lovely – especially that Chinese structure with the big peacock on it, gorgeous! xx

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Wonderful tips – I’d love to visit this city, it looks so beautiful! H x

  • Jessica

    Missing Copenhagen. Missing the sea smell. Hope be back here soon. :)

  • Beth

    Oh wow. I have never been there before but it looks so lovely and pretty. That little mermaid statue looks amazing

  • This city looks beautiful and sounds really interesting. I have so many places I would love to visit and while reading travel blogs I have discovered so many beautiful others places I would definitely love to visit like this one :-)

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