Visiting The Quaint Little Seaside City Of Copenhagen In 2 Days

Visiting The Quaint Little Seaside City Of Copenhagen In 2 Days
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It has been approximately three years since I last visited the charming and picturesque little seaside city of Copenhagen, which is the capital of Denmark.

I had gotten the chance to experience ‘Copenhagen in 2 days’ and despite the limited time, I felt that I was lucky to explore this land of fairy tales.  All in two whole glorious days of adventure.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Copenhagen,  home to the famous “Little Mermaid”, amazing castles and palaces filled with scenic gardens that dot the country's landscape. There is the Danish Royal Family’s palace, historical landmarks; home to famous authors and city streets strewn with cozy cafes, restaurants, and great shopping.

Copenhagen in 2 Days


This little coastal nation has long held a big lead in the happiest countries in the world index. Usually, they hold either the number one or two spots yearly.  This mainly due to the fact that the nation is able to harmonize work, education, healthcare and other benefits to its people. So it’s not surprising why the Danish are regarded as some of the happiest people in the world.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Photo bombed in Copenhagen! Lol

So, here are some ideas on what to do in Copenhagen in 2 days or less.

Of course, your trip to Copenhagen isn't complete without taking a selfie with the "Little Mermaid"

Well, who doesn't hear about the "Little Mermaid" story? Most of us do, but some of you may not know that the acclaimed author, Hans Christian Andersen, is from Denmark and wrote the fairy tale published in Copenhagen in 1837.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Have a glimpse of the Marble Church

Frederik's Church or Frederiks kirke in Danish, is widely known as The Marble Church, has the largest dome in Scandinavia and is located just outside of the Amalienborg Palaces.  If you are standing at the tower of the dome, you have the best view of the central axis of Frederikasstaden, down to the extended Opera House across the harbor.  Unfortunately, during this visit to Copenhagen in 2 days, there wasn’t enough time for me to go up to the tower.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

The Frederiks church is also said to be a popular place for many couples to get married in this beautiful church.

Visit the home of the Danish Royal Family at the Amalienborg Palace

If you like royal history, then this palace is a must visit for you. Its huge palace square is covered with cobbles stones and you can also see the famous royal guards around.

Unfortunately, it’s not permitted to take pictures together with the royal guards unlike other royal guards in Scandinavia or Europe.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Treat yourself to the royal experience by spending time at the Amalienborg Museum stretching back 150 years. It’s open daily, but the schedule varies from every season of the year.

Have a quick look at the Copenhagen Opera House

Its perfect location is across the harbor and in lined with the Marble Church and the Amalienborg Palace. By simply walking around everything can be seen. The Copenhagen Opera House is said to be one of the most expensive and lavish opera houses ever built. And of course, with its long tradition and history, the Royal Danish Opera Company remains top-notch in Scandinavia and in the world.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Stroll along Nyhavn the Copenhagen Harbor

This picture here probably looks familiar to you. Well, it does because it’s one of the most photographed streets in Copenhagen.  It is also a historical landmark where you can see those prominent multicolored houses (from the 17th and 18th century); restaurants, cafes, and bars lined up on the waterfront.


Copenhagen in 2 Days

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Take a peek of the Memorial Anchor

While strolling along Nyhavn harbor, this historical monument is located at the end of Nyhavn. The anchor was hoisted to commemorate more than a thousand Danish sailors and officials who gave their lives during the World War II.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

The Memorial Anchor

Wander and get lost around Strøget

The Strøget is the main street in Copenhagen and is like Karl Johann in Oslo.  Strøget is not just a shopping street; it can also take you to some of the popular and charming attractions of the city. It is definitely a must when visiting Copenhagen in 2 days.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Copenhagen in 2 Days

Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms while it lasts

When you visit Copenhagen during the last couple of weeks in April, you can enjoy Cherry Blossoms in perfect bloom lined up in the park. It’s beautiful!

Copenhagen in 2 days

Copenhagen in 2 days

Jump, jump, jump, jump...oh and Cherry Blossoms!

Copenhagen in 2 days

And then.... Jump, jump, jump, jump.. 😉 Talking about having fun before the sun is gone! 😉

Copenhagen in 2 days

Don’t miss the Frederiksborg Castle

This is a little bit outside Copenhagen, but the travel time is less than an hour. I love visiting castles; therefore this was something I didn’t want to miss even if I only have 2 days in Copenhagen. This grandiose castle is a Renaissance castle built in the 17th century and is located in the northern part of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen in 2 days

Take a walk in the Baroque Garden at the  Frederiksborg Castle and be amazed by its beauty

This stunning garden was made in the beginning of the 18th century, by the Danish royal landscape designer and architect, Johan Cornelius Krieger. It is huge and it is very impressive with plants, flowers, and trees designed and formed so perfectly. By walking around this garden, I felt like I was in a fairy tale scene be it in a book or in a movie.

Copenhagen in 2 Days

My visit to the quaint little seaside city of Copenhagen in 2 days was definitely fun; but for me, it was too short to really enjoy the city.  Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to stay longer in Copenhagen at that time, I had to go back to Oslo the following day to take another trip to Amsterdam to see the tulips in Holland.

Copenhagen has so much to offer that one should spend at least 4-5 days. However, if you can only stay in Copenhagen for a very limited time like I did, this guide will absolutely come in handy. I hope it helps to make the most of you stay.

Have you been to Copenhagen in 2 days or less too? Share with us in the comment section below, other fun things that you did that wasn’t mentioned here. Thank you for reading!

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  • This looks like an amazing City to visit. I’ve never been myself, but your pictures have really intrigued me!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks! You should when you can, it is not so far away from you. 😉

  • Robin Rue

    I want to go there so bad! What a cute, charming city that is!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yes, it’s one of the charming and fairytale-like cities I’ve ever been in Europe. 😉

  • What fabulous pictures! I so want to go here one day. That garden is spectacular.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thank you Amber! I hope you get to see it for yourself too, someday! 😉

  • Jessica Taylor

    I’ve heard a lot about Copenhagen! It is so stunning and there is so much to do! Your photos make me excited to travel there!

  • Jenn Goggin

    Pictures are stunning. Looks like a beautiful place. I will have to add this to my Bucket List.

  • Pooja Mitra

    Great pictures. The place looks amazing. Definitely I will add on my travel list.

  • Erin Rose Maycroft

    Copenhagen is definitely on my list of places to visit. I love all your pictures

  • Chloe Ranford

    So stunning! Copenhagen is defs on my list of places to visit.

  • Alyssa Kolsky Hertzig

    what an amazing trip! I’m actually part Danish (!), so I would LOVE to visit Copenhagen!!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Oh yeah?! That must be something and exciting for you to do in the future! Go go! 😉

  • David Elliott

    It look absolutely amazing there. I have wanted to visit there ever since watching the movie Hans Christian Anderson as a child with Danny Kaye in the leading role. It just is so beautiful and old world. I love it.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Ohh, my bf told me the same about growing up to that movie. 😉 You will surely experience both the old and modern world in Copenhagen. 😉

  • Wow thank you for showing us how beautiful Copenhagen is! I just love the bright color architecture and culture there. Gorgeous!

  • Chloe

    Your photos are amazing, it makes me want to visit here so much! Looks like you have had an amazing time

  • Donna

    I loved this! your pics are amazing especially the one with the little mermaid ha! I would love to visit here, even more so after reading this!

  • Nay Mattis

    Wow! Copenhagen looks amazing. I would love to visit.

  • Wow this would be fun and I love how much you were able to see in just two days!!!

  • Crystal Gareau

    This looks such an fabulous adventure. You saw so much in just two days.