Top 10 Day Trips From Copenhagen, Denmark - Updated 2023


There is so much to see and do in the city of Copenhagen that it is easy to feel baffled and lost. After all, if you do not plan carefully, you may miss out on some of the prominent attractions of this beautiful city, which is the capital of Denmark. The good news is that the major sightseeing spots and tourist attractions in this charming city can be covered by walking. Denmark boasts a rich and intriguing history, which dates back to the 11th century. As such, the city features innumerable historical buildings, museums, and historic landmarks that should not be missed at any cost. In order to make your travel easy and convenient, we have shortlisted some of the major tourist attractions in the city. So, read on to know about these top 10 day trips from Copenhagen, Denmark.

1. Half-day tour of Frederiksborg Castle (from USD 550.0)

Welcome to this exciting guided Frederiksborg Castle tour wherein you can learn about the rich Danish history spanning over four centuries. There will be a dedicated knowledgeable guide during this half-day private tour. You will be allowed to explore the castle at a comfortable pace and get acquainted with the history of the country’s loyalty. Also, walk through the crucial art collection of the Renaissance era. The tour is meant for a maximum of four persons and you will have to catch a train from the city’s Central Station and get down at a town called Hillerød to reach this castle.

Frederiksborg Castle Private Half-Day Tour via Train

Duration: 4 hours

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2. Visit Lyngby Open-Air Museum

Regarded as the world’s biggest and most ancient open-air museum, Lyngby Open-Air Museum is located north of the Danish capital. The museum features over 50 farms, houses, and mills from the 17th century AD to as recent as 1940. Many of these building have been remodelled with surrounding landscapes and beautiful gardens to create an illusion of the country life as it used to be in the earlier days.

Lyngby Open-Air Museum

Address: Kongevejen 100, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Website: Lyngby Open-Air Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 4pm (closed on Mon)

3. Check out Nykøbing Falster

day trips in copenhagen | check out nykøbing falster
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If you are vacationing in the city of Copenhagen, then a visit to Nykøbing, Falster, should definitely feature on your travel itinerary. The town caters to the needs of each of your family members. Situated by Guldbor, it offers a host of tourist attractions all within a short walk from each other. The strait divides the town into two parts, which is a mix of modern buildings and old, quaint streets.

Nykøbing Falster

Address: Copenhagen, Denmark

Website: Nykøbing Falster

4. Visit the Egeskov Castle

Considered as one of the most well-preserved water castles from the Renaissance era, Egeskov Castle is set in Denmark’s Funen Island and is in proximity to Kværndrup. Go through the castle guide that offers a detailed overview of the building’s ground floor, as well as, the first floor so that your visit goes without a hiccup. You will be spellbound after exploring the famous “Titania’s Palace”, which is another major reason why you should explore this fairytale castle at really close quarters,

Egeskov Castle

Address: Egeskov Gade 18, 5772 Kværndrup, Denmark

Website: Egeskov Castle

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 12 USD

5. Explore the Island of Fyn or Funen

day trips in copenhagen | explore the island of fyn or funen

The Island of Funen or Fyn is the second largest island of Denmark and an ideal destination for a day-trip. The island is located between mainland Denmark and a Danish island called Zealand. The moment you reach here, you will realize why it is known as the garden island of this country. The island features lush hills, farmhouses, and lovely orchards among others. Odense is the main city of this island and boasts being the birthplace of the famous author called Hans Christian Andersen.

Island of Fyn

Address: South Denmark Region, Denmark

6. Say a prayer at the Church of Our Lady, Kalundborg

day trips in copenhagen | say a prayer at the church of our lady, kalundborg

Located in the town of Kalundborg, Church of Our Lady is a stunning historic church, which should not be missed at any cost. It has five towers and is conveniently situated in the city’s old town centre and is in close proximity to the Kalundborg Museum. While its actual date of construction is still unknown, its architecture style hints that it was possibly built in the 13th century. The church is the most prominent landmark of the town and is set on a hill right above the harbour.

Church of Our Lady, Kalundborg

Address: Adelgade 19, 4400 Kalundborg, Denmark

Website: Church of Our Lady, Kalundborg

Enjoy your vacation at Copenhagen, Denmark

As is obvious from our above discussion that there are innumerable day trip options while vacationing in this charming Danish capital. So, peruse through our recommendations and include these day trips from Copenhagen, Denmark, to know the nation better.

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