How to Spend 4 Days in Denmark

How to spend 4 days in Denmark, a beautiful Scandinavian country in Europe. Four days in Denmark includes two days in Copenhagen, one day visiting Hamlet's Castle in Helsingor (Kronborg Castle) and even a day in Malmo, Sweden! Check out this Denmark travel guide for all the info.

Denmark is a beautiful country full of so much history and incredible architecture. On a trip to Denmark, we were based in Copenhagen and took a couple of day trips to other cities during our stay. This Denmark travel guide provides an overview of how to spend four days in the Scandinavian country, including time in Copenhagen and Helsingør, the home of Kronborg Castle. This itinerary also includes a day trip to Malmö, Sweden.

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Denmark Travel Guide

Copenhagen ~ 2 Days

I had no expectations going into Copenhagen, and I was blown away. Copenhagen has so much to offer, and the major sights can definitely be done in two days.

Highlights from our two days in Copenhagen include several gorgeous churches, Christiansborg Palace, the Little Mermaid statue, colourful Nyhavn, a fortress and much more! Check out my Copenhagen travel guide post for everything you need to know.

Christiansborg Palace is a gorgeous palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, that is well worth a visit.

Christiansborg Palace is a gorgeous palace in Copenhagen | Denmark travel guide

Nyhavn is a popular waterfront area in Copenhagen, Denmark, lined with lots of restaurants and colourful buildings.

Bubble Waffles at Munchies in Copenhagen are a must-have!

Helsingør, Denmark ~ 1 Day

Helsingør is 45 minutes north of Copenhagen by train, and it is home to Kronborg Castle. Shakespeare used Kronborg Castle as inspiration for Hamlet, and every summer the castle puts on an amazing Hamlet Live performance. This was definitely a highlight of our trip! Check out my guide to visiting Kronborg Castle for all the information.

Kronborg Castle Travel Guide: Helsingor, Denmark | Denmark travel guide

Kronborg Castle Travel Guide: Helsingor, Denmark | Denmark travel guide

Malmö, Sweden ~ 1 Day

I still can’t get over how easy it is to go to Sweden for a day from Copenhagen! Malmö is a cute town to wander around for a day, and it is only 40 minutes by train from Copenhagen. Check out my guide to taking a day trip to Malmö.

It is worth noting, this month (November 2019) Denmark temporarily reinstated border checks between Denmark and Sweden in response to conflict with Swedish gangs, so be sure to bring identification with you.

How to Spend a Day in Malmö, Sweden | www.andreapeacock.coma

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How to spend 4 days in Denmark, a beautiful Scandinavian country in Europe. Four days in Denmark includes two days in Copenhagen, one day visiting Hamlet's Castle in Helsingor (Kronborg Castle) and even a day in Malmo, Sweden! Check out this Denmark travel guide for all the info.

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36 Replies to “How to Spend 4 Days in Denmark”

  1. I didn’t realize it was that easy to get to Sweden from Copenhagen either, that’s awesome! The picture of that bubble waffle alone is about all the motivation I need to hop on a plane right now and head there! Haha

    1. Haha it is worth it for the trip, so good! 😉

  2. I haven’t been to Denmark yet but it looks lovely! What time of year were you there? Thanks for sharing!

    1. I was there in the summer! It was a great time to be there, the weather was really good!

  3. I love Denmark. I did go to Malmo once, but we went by boat. I remember because it was a school trip and I almost missed the boat back. Great tip about documentation, you don’t always think about that in Europe

    1. That would be cool to go there by boat! Good thing you didn’t miss it!! 🙂

  4. I had no idea how easy it is to get to sweden from denmark! I haven’t been to either country so may have to visit them both when I do visit! Your pictures are so beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! It’s definitely easy to fit both in, even if you just have time for a day trip to Malmo. I’d like to explore more of Sweden one day! 🙂

  5. I saw a performance of Hamlet at Kronborg a few years ago and it was absolutely amazing! Seeing the performance at the place it was set was totally worth every penny and freezing moment that night! It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Helsingor in summer 🙂

    1. I agree, Kronborg was SUCH a highlight for me!! Seeing Hamlet come to life at the actual castle is such a cool experience.

  6. I’ve never been to Denmark, but it is on my list. I didn’t realize how easy it is to get to Sweden for a day from Denmark until I read it here. Definitely going to keep that in mind!

    1. It feels so cool to be able to go to another country for a day!

  7. Denmark has been on my list for so long! Saving this guide for when I finally make it there!

    1. I hope it can be helpful! I’m sure you’ll love Denmark!

  8. I loved Copenhagen but I haven’t seen the other towns. Thanks for the tips. I definitely need to return and see more of Denmark.

    1. It’s so hard to see everything, isn’t it?? There are so many places I want to go back to, but so many new places to see!

  9. That Hamlet Live performance sounds amazing! I’d also love to go to Malmö if I ever go back to Copenhagen. Great guide!

    1. The Hamlet performance was honestly a highlight of my trip, it was so well done! 🙂

  10. Copenhagen is on my bucketlist! And love the idea of a day trip to Malmo. Thanks for sharing the great itinerary!

    1. Thank you for reading! It was a fun trip!

  11. I really enjoyed your Copenhagen travel guide so it is fantastic to see more about your adventure there. Helsingør and Malmö both look gorgeous too. It is just a shame that you had so little time. It is a lot to cram into 4 days.

    1. Thank you! It actually felt like the perfect amount of time for us, not too rushed at all! It was the summertime though, so it’s easy to fit a lot in when the weather is good and the days are long! 🙂

  12. Denmark is definitely on my list! The Shakespeare performance at Kronborg Castle sounds awesome!

    1. It really was! Definitely a must-see 🙂

  13. I have only ever been to Copenhagen but I enjoyed it a lot. My favorite was the Little Mermaid statue. That is so cool how easy it is to get Sweden from Denmark.

    1. The Little Mermaid statue was so cool! I liked seeing it in person, even if it was super busy!

  14. Copenhagen is an amazing city! I visited during Christmas times about 4 years ago and also went to Malmö for a day! I loved the Christmas events and musical at the Tivoli! That was really cool. I would love to go back for a road trip and castle tour in the rest of Denmark!

    1. Oh I bet Christmastime is so magical there! I would love to be in Europe in general for Christmas, it seems like they really know how to do the Christmas markets and get in the festive spirit! Doing a whole road trip and seeing all the castles would be amazing!

  15. Oh I love Copenhagen! But I’ll have to go to the other places you suggest as well, it looks amazing. It’s so close for me to! (Well, when I’m back home in Europe!)

    1. That’s so cool you live in Europe! I’m jealous of how easy it is to travel around there!

  16. Copenhagen looks so delightful! I would LOVE to explore Kronborg castle and see that Hamlet performance. I had no idea that the castle was the inspiration for the play!

    1. I had the best day there, it was so captivating and fun!

  17. I love Denmark! We used to spend all our summers here when I was younger. I still haven’t been to Kronborg Castle tho, so that’s going on my list for next year 🙂

    1. Oh how fun!! Yes, I highly recommend a visit to Kronborg Castle in the summer! 🙂

  18. I currently live in Denmark and Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities. You have a great itinerary for 4 days here, I hope you enjoyed your time 🙂

    1. Thank you, that is so sweet! 🙂 Copenhagen is an amazing city. I bet Denmark is a great place to live!

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