My most recent trip to Europe ended in Denmark. Copenhagen was on my list of cities to visit for a couple of years, it seemed to be the buzz destination. So I made it happen.
Planning things to do can be difficult or tiresome. As much as I love planning, well, anything, by the time I reached Copenhagen I was exhausted! So I turned to an app that a friend of mine suggested called Visit A City. This app included a ready-made 3 Day Packed Itinerary, which suited me perfectly. So I followed this itinerary during my stay in Copenhagen. I highly recommend downloading this app. It’s totally free and took the pressure off from organising my days.
I won’t go through everything I did from the Visit A City App because I would like for you to try it for yourself when you are in Copenhagen or any other city the app offers itineraries for. But I will go through some of my personal highlights of Copenhagen from the app, as well as things I discovered on my own.
First order of business was to see the Little Mermaid statue – typical! However, I was completely distracted by Kestallat – a nearby star-shaped fortress with beautiful gardens. During autumn, the colours of the leaves are brilliantly bold. I was so caught up in the falling leaves I completely forgot to see the statue of Little Mermaid! I ended up seeing it later though. It was also the first time I saw a traditional-looking windmill up close. I was way too excited about this.
Most people will identify Copenhagen from pictures of Nyhavn, the waterfront district with the brightly coloured buildings side by side along the canal. I must admit I was deeply excited to see this and of course get my photos. I opted for a canal cruise, which lasted an hour and was hosted by a very knowledgeable guide. A cruise is certainly worth doing to learn more about the Nyhavn area and snap photos of the architecture from the water.
Rosenborg Castle & Garden
This majestic building is absolutely stunning! I could have stared at it all day. In addition to this, the surrounding gardens called Kongens Have (or King’s Garden), was one of my favourite places in Copenhagen. I loved it so much I went twice. The fact that it was autumn added to its beauty. On my first visit, I wandered around the whole garden, watching people wrapped in coats, scarves and beanies play with the fallen leaves before making my way to the castle. My second visit was my last day in Copenhagen. The weather was freezing but I returned to soak in my last hours in Copenhagen. Leaves were falling so rapidly from trees I felt them land on my head. I’ve never taken the time to watch autumn leaves fall. It’s really pretty.
The Visit A City app allowed me to see the main attractions in Copenhagen. In order to see the outskirts of the city and other areas not typically visited by tourists, I booked the Sandeman’s Alternative Copenhagen Tour. For 100DKK each, the group was taken on a very interesting, informative and entertaining walking tour around the areas of Vesterbro, the Red-Light district, Christiania and so much more. I strongly recommend this tour if you are interested in learning about life as a local in Copenhagen.
I also did the Sandeman’s Pub Crawl in Copenhagen and because I was there in late October, it was a special Halloween pub crawl! It was super fun and an awesome way to meet new people.
Check out my Instagram @trippingovertravel for more photos of my adventures in Copenhagen!