24 Hours in Copenhagen, Denmark: Top Things to See and Do

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash

We think we can all agree that 24 hours in Copenhagen isn’t remotely enough even to scratch the surface of everything Denmark’s picturesque capital has to offer. However, if you only have one day in Copenhagen, here is how you should spend it.

Have a Breakfast in a Cozy Café

You will need the energy to tackle Copenhagen, and the best way to get some is by visiting one of the city’s many cafes for a cup of coffee and breakfast. We recommend a soft-boiled egg paired with rye bread and butter, which is the locals’ favorite.

Check Out Colorful Houses of Nyhavn

After filling your belly, head to Copenhagen’s iconic Nyhavn district. Here you can enjoy charming architecture, snap a photo of the neighborhood’s world-famous colorful facades, and check out the famous Little Mermaid sculpture, which is situated nearby.

Visit the National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark is located less than a mile from Nyhavn, meaning you can get to it on foot. Here you’ll have a chance to learn more about the country’s history and see items and antiques ranging from reindeer-hunters of the Ice Age and Vikings to the modern age.

Explore Strøget

Hitting Copenhagen’s famous shopping street Strøget is a must after the National Museum of Denmark and it will take you less than 10 minutes to get there. You can explore all sorts of high-end shops, souvenir establishments, and restaurants. While here, you can use the opportunity to get lunch and cross off some of Denmark’s authentic meals off your list.

Have Fun at Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens amusement park is considered one of Copenhagen’s most-visited tourist attractions. It attracts more than four million people annually, who come to enjoy the park’s exceptionally fun rides and attractions like The Pantomime Theater and Tivoli Aquarium.

Hit a Nightclub or Bar in Vesterbro

A perfect way to cap off a busy day is to enjoy a few drinks at one of many nightclubs and bars in the Vesterbro neighborhood. The area offers the best nightlife in Copenhagen and is the place where everyone can find something that fits their taste.