Travel Guide: 72 Hours in Copenhagen

On the 29th August 2018, my boyfriend Tom and I flew from Amsterdam to Copenhagen for the final three days of our European mini-break. I had been thinking about travelling to Copenhagen ever since Grace went last year and since Tom had never been either, it seemed the perfect place to visit. We spent three days in Copenhagen, same as Amsterdam, which again was the perfect length of time to see all the main tourist attractions.

Where To Stay

Once again, we decided to stay in an Air BnB and it definitely did not disappoint – it was just as cute and Instagram-worth as the previous Air BnB. Our Air BnB for Copenhagen was in Kobenhavn which was only a short bus ride from most of the main tourist attractions. I would recommend buying a 3 day bus ticket at the station as we definitely used ours a lot – especially when it was pouring down with rain our first day.

Where To Eat

Café Bla

Café Bla is a café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner that boasts a full vegan menu. We decided to have breakfast here our first day because we both wanted a cooked breakfast to help combat the cold, wet weather we had arrived to in Copenhagen.


42Raw is a gluten-free, lactose-free and 100% plant-based café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be warned, due to the small dining area, this cafe can get full pretty quickly! The cafe also has a communal dining area which means that you will get to know your neighbours pretty quickly. I would recommend ordering one of their smoothies, I ordered the Barcelona one and it was delicious.

What To Do

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is a Theme Park situated in the centre of Copenhagen, open 12 hours from 11am to 11pm. It has a range of rides for all ages, from spinning teacups, rollarcoasters and sudden drop rides. You could easily spend all day there as there are over 30 places to eat, offering a range of cuisines from pizza to pasta to curry, and a light show in the evening. I would recommend buying the unlimited ride pass for the day as especially out of season, there are very short queues for the rides so you can easily ride each of them several times a day.

Canal Boat Tour

Forget Bus Tour, a Canal Tour is the best way to explore Copenhagen, starting from Nyhaven to the Little Mermaid and the Old City Centre. Tours range from 60-75 minutes with a range of languages available.

Places To Visit


Nyhaven, meaning New Harbor, is a port but is more commonly known for the colourful houses that line the Canal as well as Hans Christian Andersen’s House, most commonly known as being the author of The Little Mermaid. Whilst the colourful houses may be the main attraction, there are plenty of outdoor bars and food stalls lining the street so it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

The Little Mermaid Statue

Established in 1913, The Little Mermaid statue commemorates Danish author Han Christian Andersen’s best-selling novel. Some tourists have shown disappointment over the size of the statue and the fact that there is nothing more than a statue there, but it is worth seeing just to say you have regardless.

Have you ever visited Copenhagen? What was your favourite part?

42 thoughts on “Travel Guide: 72 Hours in Copenhagen

  1. I love this post and the pictures amazing 😍😍, you hooked me when I saw little mermaid statue ,i’ve always wanted to see it since I read the little mermaid ….happy new month Hannah

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    1. It was so good but also the food was so expensive!! Also they have a different currency to other European countries which is a pain as we are probably not going to return anytime soon. xx

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    1. It was so good but food was so expensive!! Tivoli Gardens was beautiful – it was just a shame it was raining the entire day as it meant we could not admire it’s beauty as well as we could have. xx


  2. Oh how fun! I live in Denmark myself, so I always find it super interesting when people visit Copenhagen – to see which places the visited. If you ever plan on visiting again – please message me, and I can give you an entire list of amazing places to visit ❤ I mean you trip still looks absolutely wonderful & Nyhavn is such an amazing nook of Copenhagen xxx

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      1. No, I don’t think you missed out on anything mayor. However I’d definitely recommend:
        – Hanging out in “Kongens Have” or at “Havnebadet” (in Summer though, otherwise it’s not fun at all)
        – Touristy things: “Grundvig Kirken” truly is the most stunning church ever! “Glyptoteket” is also a gorgeous museum.
        Eating wise you’re probably already aware of the fact that Copenhagen has SO many amazing places for food xx

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        1. Thank you for your suggestions – I will definitely bear them in mind if I visit again. There were so many food places, it was overwhelming! The only thing I found was that food was expensive compared to English food and I live in London!! xx

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          1. Yes, food & drinks in Denmark are awfully expensive. It’s got something to do with Denmark having taxes on a LOT of different foods. Like a cup of coffee in Denmark will most definitely cost you £5,5 – yes, it’s stupid… xx

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          2. Well, yes that might be right. But the most incredible thing is: We don’t have to pay for anything that’s got to do with health care or education. Like students studying at uni get’s at least £450 per. month – so not much to complain about. So high taxes has it’s advantages xx

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          3. We have something similar in the UK where your course fees are covered by a loan and you just have to pay for your living costs and the NHS is of course free healthcare. xx

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    1. Agreed! They reminded me of Notting Hill, or rather Notting Hill reminded me of them. It was definitely a lot less touristy than Amsterdam which I liked because we could stroll along at our own pace.

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  3. Wow these photos are beautiful, that kind of rainy / gloomy weather is always my favourite. Also makes the colours in photographs stand out more I think – they definitely do here! I’ve never considered visiting Copenhagen but now I’ll definitely keep it in mind. This was a great post xx

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    1. Thank you! I definitely hated the rain on the first day though, although it did mean short queues for all the rides. My fault for not dressing up warmer! I would recommend visiting – it is a lot less touristy than some other places I have visited but so pretty. xx

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        1. I found Italy to be quite expensive food-wise. I would say Amsterdam and Barcelona were pretty good at cheap but good food. I guess it depends how much of a foodie you are though and how much you have to spend on food.


          1. Interesting – I had the best pizza of my life in Naples and it was 6 euros. Other than Rome, prices never turned out to be more than 10 euros or something. I’ve never been to Barcelona though so will definitely keep an eye out there. Love a good paella!

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