Make my first Europe trip a success. Copenhagen, Sweden, and the works!
April 8, 2014 11:49 AM Subscribe
I'm going to Copenhagen for 7 nights in mid-May! It's definitely not the first Europe trip I had been longing for, but some time ago I found an insane deal on airfare and it was too good to pass up, even if it meant upstaging my plans for a much longer trip to the continent. MeFi, help me make it a success. Give your best tips on. Also, what would be viable day trips from Copenhagen?
posted by signondiego to Travel & Transportation around Copenhagen, Denmark (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm staying in a pretty central Copenhagen hostel for 7 nights. I'm looking to spend the majority of my time in Copenhagen itself, but I'm very interested in doing some day trips, but they have to be just that. I'm not looking to do something crazy like going to Amsterdam or Oslo. What are some good options for day trips? I see that Malmo, Sweden is nearby and I'm definitely going to do that. I am also considering Gothenburg, and while I would love to visit Stockholm, I fear that it's too far and too big to comprehend in just 1 day. I'm totally down for heading to the destination late-night/early morning and arriving end of day. I also see that Hamburg isn't too far, but is it interesting enough to be worth it? Feel free to suggest any other places that could be a realistic day trip that I'm not thinking of.
As for Copenhagen itself, what to do? When I travel, I love getting to really know a place. For me, this means walking and wandering around everywhere. I've done my research on the city and have come across some cool stuff to do, but I haven't really written anything in the must-see section other than a boat tour of the canals because I'm obsessed with canal cities like Copenhagen.
Not really big on museums or anything like that, but I am kind of an architecture geek. I just like taking in the local culture and checking out the neighborhoods/city. I love vibrancy.
Suggestions on food and local cuisine would also be great. I see that Copenhagen is known for local food trucks? Is that a good option for grabbing hot dogs and stuff on the cheap? I also love pizza, specifically Neapolitan-style.
Looking to eat and do things on the cheap, but I definitely have the funds to stretch for that special something!
I'm kind of a free spirit so I don't like to plan too much, and I'm staying in a very social hostel, so that will keep me busy as well. But if there is anything must-see, I would like to know about it. I won't be able to have my big Europe trip until 2016 most likely.