Keep in mind that traveling to Copenhagen may take planning months in advance. Two months before the trip, you should book the holiday apartments Copenhagen city centre, as the prices may rise when you book too close to the arrival date and a table at a high end restaurant. Two weeks before the trip, get a table at hotspot eateries like Mes, Bror and Høst and check the city website for upcoming events.
- Purchase a Copenhagen card if you want to go sightseeing. This card entails public transport
- Cycling is never taken lightly in Copenhagen. Never ride bike on the footpath and learn the basic cycling rules before you ride one.
- Local citizens have their dinner early around 6.30 pm to 8pm as this is the peak reservation time. Many kitchens tend to close at 10pm.
- Always carry coins or smaller bills when it comes to buying a single bus ticket.
- Reserve tables at high end restaurants a month in advance particularly if you are planning to dine later in the week
- Many museums are closed on Mondays. Many offer free entry at least once in a week. And when it comes to buying tickets for Tivoli gardens and Rosenborg Slot, always book them online.
- Bring layers with you. Sometimes even the summertime can be unpredictable, and always carry a raincoat and water resistant shoes.
What to bring along?
- Walking shoes which are comfortable. Know that the city is all about walking and cycling
- A travel adapter or plug
- Sunhat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
- Raincoat or umbrella
- An open mind and respect for culture
- Space in your luggage
What to wear?
The weather is quite unpredictable even in the summertime. Locals don casual clothes, yet they are effortlessly stylish. Try well fitting, fashionable and smart casual clothes at all times. For men, don shoes and a jacket over a tee at fine dine eateries. Shorts and short skirts are valid in summer daytime, but always bring warm cardigan or sweater as the weather is quite unpredictable.
Checklist to refer before you leave
- Ensure that your passport is active at least 6 months post your last day of travel.
- Organize travel insurance
- Keep your debit and/or credit card company apprised of your travel
- Always confirm baggage rules
- Reserve accommodation and the top notch restaurants
- Arrange international roaming on your phone if needed.