2 Days in Copenhagen with kids feels like stepping into a storybook. Picture this: Little feet chasing mermaid tales by the harbor. Giggles echoing in Tivoli’s age-old amusement park. Tiny hands reaching for Danish pastries, eyes wide with wonder. By day, we’re on a Viking adventure; by night, snuggled under Nordic stars. It’s not just a trip, it’s childhood magic captured in 48 hours. Ready to relive those fairy tales? Let’s dive into this Danish dream!
Here’s the ultimate 2-day itinerary for Copenhagen travel with kids.
Copenhagen is a prominent city in Europe and is connected to international airports in many of the main cities in the world. You can get direct flights to Copenhagen from almost anywhere in the world.
Getting around Copenhagen
Getting around Copenhagen is quite easy as there are several transport modes that you can use. You can travel around the city by bus, train, car, bike, and e-scooter. It’s a bike-friendly city with a network of bike lanes that are safe to travel in. E-scooters are also available almost anywhere in the city. Moreover, you must scan the QR code on the handlebars with your phone, and you can hire one to travel around the city.
Tivoli Gardens (Morning)
Firstly, Tivoli Gardens is a park located on Vesterbrogade 3.1630 Copenhagen V. The park is named after the Jardin de Tivoli in Paris. There is always something happening in the park, irrespective of the time of year you visit. Christmas is the best season to visit the gardens as you can go ice-skating on the lake or shop for local delicacies at the Christmas markets. Finally, you can wrap up the day with a delicious dinner over a late-night firework display.
You can easily spend a few hours to an entire day in the park, as there’s so much to do and experience here.
|Monday – Thursday
|11:00 am to 11:00 pm
|Friday & Saturday
|11:00 am to 11:45 pm
|130 DKK ($18.86)
Amalienborg Palace (Afternoon)
Next, Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Danish royal family. The magnificent palace shares a few traits with Buckingham Palace in London: the Danish national flag will be raised on the roof when the Queen of Denmark is inside the palace. The Royal Band leaves the palace at 11.30 am and returns after going around the city. Furthermore, changing the guard ceremony will take place at the square at 12.00 pm. If you’re in Copenhagen, this is something you must see.
|Mon – Fri
|11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
|95 DKK ($13.78).
Rosenborg Castle (Morning)
The Rose Castle, or Rosenborg Castle, is a fairytale palace that is one of Copenhagen’s significant landmarks. Built-in 1634, it served as the summer residence of King Christian IV. Moreover, the palace features Dutch architectural elements and is beautiful to the eye. It displays many relics, including beautiful costumes, pottery, and paintings. Also, there are lion statues of sterling silver and several utensils of sterling gold. One of the most important things about the palace is that it stores the Danish crown in the basement.
The palace is open from Monday to Friday and Sunday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Tickets cost 120 DKK ($17.41).
Pro Tip – Plan to spend about 2 to 3 hours exploring the palace. Come as early as possible to avoid the crowds and get the best experience.
|Monday – Friday
|11.00 am to 4.00 pm
|120 DKK ($17.41)
National Museum of Denmark (Afternoon)
The National Museum of Denmark is located next to Rosenborg Castle, so that you can cover both attractions on the same day. The building that houses the museum was once the mansion of a wealthy businessman. After that, it became the residence of several crown princes before transforming into a museum. You can find many relics from the Middle Ages, the Viking Age, cultural relics of Inuit living in Greenland, and many more. Also, you can find collections from American, African, Asian, and other ethnic groups.
Finally, The National Museum of Denmark is Open from Monday to Friday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Plan to come there early to avoid the crowds and see all the relics and collections. 1 to 2 hours is enough to explore this museum. Entrance tickets to The National Museum of Denmark cost 100 DKK ($14.51).
Lastly, Copenhagen is a beautiful city with several attractions worth visiting with kids. What is your favorite place in Copenhagen? Drop in your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more interesting facts and travel itineraries to different destinations worldwide.