💳 24 Hour Copenhagen Card Itinerary
In this guide we show you how to maximize your time and save money with the Copenhagen Card. Buying a CPH Card and following this itinerary will show you the best of the city without feeling rushed and save you over $75. There are also tips, hacks, and dining suggestions in the guide as seen in our YouTube video on the same topic. 🤑 Save Money ⏳ Maximize Your Time 🍽️ Food & Drink Recommendations 🎢 Experience the BEST of Copenhagen
15 Places • 41 Saves • ago
Free

Follow Derek's 24 Hour CPH Card Path

Every place in our CPH Card YouTube video is listed and mapped out for you. Follow this guide and you'll save $75 dollars - enough to cover your meals and drinks at the restaurants and bars mentioned throughout.

🎥 Watch the Full Video for Inspiration

🛒 Buy a Copenhagen Card 

You can save money and support our YouTube channel with a CPH Card. Purchase your card through the link below and we will earn a small commission from GetYourGuide at NO additional cost to you if you.

💥 2:15 PM - CPH Card Activation

I began my 24 hours at Central Station, before entering the metro and traveling to the Gammel Strand metro stop. This is a very central location in Copenhagen's inner city and a logical starting point. As you saw, I activated my CPH card around 2:15 PM giving me plenty of time to tour in the afternoon and evening with a nice remainder the following calendar day.

🏰 2:30 PM - 4:00 Tour Christiansborg Palace and Ruins

Christiansborg Palace
@RobeTrotting
Christianborg Palace is now the home of the Danish government including the Parliament, Prime Minister's office, and the Supreme Court. TIP: You can purchase a ticket to tour the palace, but we highly recommend a visit to the top of the tower. This is one of the best FREE activities in Copenhagen - you can enter through the main entrance and look for a sign and queue that say "the view". After a security check, you can take two elevators and a staircase to the tower above Christianborg for a remarkable (and free) view of the city.
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You can reserve a time slot online, but it's not required to enter Christiansborg. There is a guided tour of the Royal Reception Hall at 3:00 PM but even though I could have made it, I chose the audio guide instead. It was more my style to tour on my own and with the filming I did, I knew I would have been annoying to the group (picture me taking selfie videos and panning around ever room - it would have been obnoxious). I've heard it's a great tour though and it's always nice to have a live guide if you can time things to be at the palace at 3:00 PM.

There's a place to store your bags and outerwear for free near the gift shop - this was very convenient. Overall I spent 90 minutes inside, including beneath the palace in the ruins area. You could easily spend a little longer, so I would suggest 90 minutes to 3 hours if you decide to visit the stables. You can also go up the tower at Christiansborg Palace for free (and using the elevator for most of the ascent). This could be a nice activity to do BEFORE activating your card, so that you can get a little bit of the tour started early and preserve your precious CPH Card time.

🆓 Tip: Free Museum for Tuesday

Thorvaldsens Museum
@RobeTrotting
Don't forget our tips: the reflecting pool outside of the museum is a fantastic photo spot AND you can enter the museum for FREE on Tuesdays - try to visit museums on free days outside of your Copenhagen Card's activation period.
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Next door to the palace, you'll find this bright yellow building with a curious reflecting pool. It makes for a wonderful photo backdrop AND it's free on Tuesdays. Try to visit this museum and view the sculpture works inside on a free day and preserve your time with an active CPH Card for paid attractions and tours.

🏺 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Visit the National Museum

National Museum of Denmark
@RobeTrotting
The National Museum of Denmark is incredible, especially if you're interested in Viking History. We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with the National Museum of Denmark for a couple of YouTube videos in Copenhagen and their other efforts in Jelling - and their staff is TOP NOTCH. The exhibitions are creatively displayed and a special attention is taken to make them interactive. It's easy to navigate the museum and explore in English, and compared to other museums in Copenhagen and elsewhere, the National Museum of Denmark is very "kid friendly".
Add to
Details

Walking from Christiansborg Palace to the National Museum is rather quick, but linger and enjoy the canal views. I did, and entered the museum for a nice two-hour visit. I love the national museum and all of the history inside, specifically the modern Danish exhibit. It's very interesting to learn about the political and cultural aspects of modern Denmark through the exhibit on its most recent period of history. I also stopped for a bottle of water and a snack in the museum's lounge. It was nice to rest for a moment before moving on and I recommend doing the same.

🛥️ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Enjoy a Classic Canal Boat Tour

Stromma Canal Tours
@RobeTrotting
We always recommend seeing Copenhagen from the water - the harbor, canals, and access to the sea is what put the city on the map. In a way, without experiencing the harbor and canals, you aren't really experiencing Copenhagen. The main reason why we love a canal tour is that it gives you an overview of the entire city in a short period of time - then you can plan what you want to go back to and experience on the ground! It's the perfect way to orient yourself with Copenhagen!
Add to
Details

The Classic Stromma Canal Tour is incredible, there was a scheduled boat every 30 minutes when I visited. Their daily schedule is available online and may help you plan your day. There's also a drink and snack stand on the dock, so you can wait with a drink or rest there if you have to kill a little time before your boat arrives. It's a VERY scenic spot to wait, and you can take a quick glance at Agnethe and the Mermen - underwater statues that are in the canal between the ticket stand and Højbro (the bridge over the canal).

🍽️ Tip: Food and Drink Recommendation

Kayak Bar
@RobeTrotting
Kayak Bar is a floating oasis in one our favorite Copenhagen waterway, Holmen’s Canal. It's named for the Kayaks that they rent out from the side of the canal. It’s grown into much more than a kayak rental stand, the docks and canalside tables fill up as soon as the sun returns to Denmark in the Spring. If you rent a GoBoat or other private boat you can pull up to order a drink (and use their toilets if you need them).
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Details

If you're hungry after the canal boat tour or just get a little FOMO as you pass Kayak Bar, make a quick stop there after your tour or head back for a nightcap once your touring day is finished.

⬆️ 7:45 PM Climb the Spire at Church of Our Saviour

Church of Our Saviour
@RobeTrotting
If you're looking for a great view of Copenhagen (and farther to Sweden) we think this is the best paid-entry view in the city. Just be sure you aren't afraid of heights. You can climb to the very top of the church's spire on the EXTERIOR staircase - yes, on the outside of the building. The golden spire is a staircase that you can access (weather permitting). Your entry includes a video lesson on the history of the church and its roll in the city as you ascend to the finale - walking to the top of the gilded spire! Fun fact, the walk to the tippy-top is 400 steps and the spire was inaugurated in 1752! NOTE: Although you can enter the church for free, you pay to climb the tower and there is ALWAYS a long line - you really need to book a time slot in advance even with the Copenhagen Card (which grants you free entry). Get a Copenhagen Card here: https://bit.ly/43JOdLt and then reserve your spot with the link below.
Add to
Details

One of the best views in town and most unique experiences is climbing the staircase that defines the spire of the Church of Our Saviour. Try to time your visit for golden hour if you're visiting in the late afternoon, it was incredible to see the views during dusk. I was able to reserve a time slot for free on their website, it's the same menu for booking an online paid-ticket, but there's an option for free CPH Card booking. It's important to reserve a time during peak tourist season.

🍽️ Tip: Food and Drink Recommendation

Tivoli Food Hall
@RobeTrotting
If you want to try traditional Danish smørrebrød, Hallernes Smørrebrød is a great place to try out this local food. If you enjoy it, make a reservation at a gourmet smørrebrød place like Restaurant Palægade.
Add to
Details

Tivoli Food Hall was a prefect dinner after touring all afternoon, I enjoyed a bowl of ramen, but you can also try smørrebrød at Hallernes if you want something more Danish.

🍽️ Tip: Breakfast Recommendation 

The Midwestern Diner
@RobeTrotting
Try a Freakshake (you get one free on your birthday) and tell Sam that Derek and Mike sent you.
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Check out MidWestern Diner for a fantastic breakfast in a beautiful square. It's also very close to Nørreport Station and many attraction in the inner city, so you can definitely use it a launching point for your day of touring Copenhagen.

⬆️ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Climb the Round Tower

The Round Tower
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Make sure to check out the 17th century toilet a little over halfway up the tower.
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I found the Round Tower to be a perfect start to the day, getting to watch the morning bustle of the city below was really cool. I suggest doing it just as they open so you can avoid any crowds and warm up your legs with a walk up the ramp. Just ease into the day and scope out your next stops from the observation deck.

🏰 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Tour Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle
@RobeTrotting
This early 17th century Palace was once the summer house of King Christian IV, but now it's a museum that holds some of Denmark's most impressive treasure. Make sure to see the Crown Jewels and the Coronation Thrones. After your visit, unwind in the King's Garden (Kongens Have) surrounding the castle. It's the most visited green space in the city and the PERFECT spot for a picnic and a bottle of wine. If you time your visit right, you can watch the Danish lifeguards who guard the treasury at Rosenborg march to Amalienborg Palace - home of the queen! They leave daily at 11:30 to arrive at Amalienborg by noon.
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Rosenborg is a bit smaller than Christiansborg, it's over a century older, so it's wise (but not always required) to reserve an entry time slot. Once there are a certain quota of visitors, staff will restrict admission and time slots do "sell out" in peak travel periods. It's free to reserve your spot with the CPH Card using the link below:

🧺 Tip: Picnic Like a Local

The King's Garden
@RobeTrotting
Kongens Have is the most visited park or green space in all of Denmark. It was once the king's personal pleasure gardens but now it's all of ours! There's plenty of space, so even when it's crowded, you'll find room for a blanket and a picnic lunch. You can even walk across the street (Gothesgade) and head to Restaurant Garden. They sell a pre-made picnic lunch with or without wine. Pick one up and head into the gardens for a very local experience.
Add to
Details

When you have a day with some downtime, head back to the King's Garden and have a picnic like a local.

🍽️ Tip: Food and Drink Recommendation

Garden Restaurant & Vinbar
@RobeTrotting
Head to Restaurant Garden for a take away picnic basket to enjoy in the King's Garden across the street!
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Details

You'll have a lovely dining experience at Garden for dinner or lunch. The best thing they offer though, is take away picnic lunches packed with or without a bottle of wine. You can buy one and enjoy it across the street in the King's Garden.

👗 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Explore the Designmuseum Denmark

Designmuseum Denmark
@RobeTrotting
Try to pair this museum with a visit to the medicine museum next door if you can make it happen.
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You could linger for a longer at the Designmuseum, but the important thing is to get to Tivoli by 2:15 PM - so make sure to leave before 2:00 PM because it will take 15 minutes to reach Tivoli Gardens (with no room for error). I recommend to give yourself a little breathing room and keep your visit around an hour.

⚕️ Cut for Time - Medical Museum

Medicinsk Museion
@RobeTrotting
You saw Derek miss this one, but time it well and you can visit two museums just next to each other - Design and Medicine.
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I didn't make it during my 24 hours, but if you cut time elsewhere or shuffle activities - it's possible to fit this one in around the time you're also visiting the Design Museum because they are so close together.

🎢 2:14 PM - 10:00 PM Tivoli Gardens 

Tivoli Gardens
@RobeTrotting
We can't get enough of Tivoli - we have been season ticket holders since we moved to Copenhagen in 2017. A few Tivoli tips: - Basic entrance to the park does not include rides, you can pay extra for an unlimited ride wristband or purchase ride fare inside the park from machines. - We normally recommend that you commit half a day to Tivoli, especially if you're short on time in the city. You can also exit and reenter if you get a hand stamp. - Crowds are the biggest after school/work hours so that's a perfect time to leave and see another attraction or get a bite to eat in a more affordable setting (food inside Tivoli can be pricey) - Check Tivoli's website before you plan your visit to make sure they are open. Also, there are events and concerts where the rides close early (but your admission includes the event/concert)
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As long as you reach Tivoli Gardens before 2:15 PM and the expiration of your 24 hour CPH Card, you can enjoy Tivoli for the remainder of the day until it closes at 10:00 PM. Keep in mind that the ride tickets or unlimited ride pass will be an additional fee for you (I love rides, so we always go with the unlimited pass). 

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Hey traveler, we're Derek and Mike from Robe Trotting. Whether you know us from YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, or a well-guided Google search, we are an American couple who moved from Philadelphia to Copenhagen in 2017. We jumped right into our new life in Denmark, Danish culture, and the wonderful city of Copenhagen. Now we want to share it with you! If you're visiting the Danish capital, our guides are full of must-have tips to save time and money. We create them with great detail to make sure you leave Copenhagen loving our home as much as we do. We bring the benefit of being locals, but we still view Copenhagen with an explorer's eye because we didn't grown up in Denmark. Throughout our years of living in Copenhagen, we have hosted countless friends and family. We design our guides for YOU with the same care and love that we put into planning trips for THEM. You can expect carefully curated recommendations full of our local tips and takes. In every guide, we back up our information with supplemental content from our YouTube channel. Whether you plan to visit Copenhagen for a day, a week, or for a new life - we will help you get the most out of it!
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💳 24 Hour Copenhagen Card Itinerary
In this guide we show you how to maximize your time and save money with the Copenhagen Card. Buying a CPH Card and following this itinerary will show you the best of the city without feeling rushed and save you over $75. There are also tips, hacks, and dining suggestions in the guide as seen in our YouTube video on the same topic. 🤑 Save Money ⏳ Maximize Your Time 🍽️ Food & Drink Recommendations 🎢 Experience the BEST of Copenhagen
15 Places • 41 Saves • ago
Free

Follow Derek's 24 Hour CPH Card Path

Every place in our CPH Card YouTube video is listed and mapped out for you. Follow this guide and you'll save $75 dollars - enough to cover your meals and drinks at the restaurants and bars mentioned throughout.

🎥 Watch the Full Video for Inspiration

🛒 Buy a Copenhagen Card 

You can save money and support our YouTube channel with a CPH Card. Purchase your card through the link below and we will earn a small commission from GetYourGuide at NO additional cost to you if you.

💥 2:15 PM - CPH Card Activation

I began my 24 hours at Central Station, before entering the metro and traveling to the Gammel Strand metro stop. This is a very central location in Copenhagen's inner city and a logical starting point. As you saw, I activated my CPH card around 2:15 PM giving me plenty of time to tour in the afternoon and evening with a nice remainder the following calendar day.

🏰 2:30 PM - 4:00 Tour Christiansborg Palace and Ruins

Christiansborg Palace
@RobeTrotting
Christianborg Palace is now the home of the Danish government including the Parliament, Prime Minister's office, and the Supreme Court. TIP: You can purchase a ticket to tour the palace, but we highly recommend a visit to the top of the tower. This is one of the best FREE activities in Copenhagen - you can enter through the main entrance and look for a sign and queue that say "the view". After a security check, you can take two elevators and a staircase to the tower above Christianborg for a remarkable (and free) view of the city.
Add to
Details

You can reserve a time slot online, but it's not required to enter Christiansborg. There is a guided tour of the Royal Reception Hall at 3:00 PM but even though I could have made it, I chose the audio guide instead. It was more my style to tour on my own and with the filming I did, I knew I would have been annoying to the group (picture me taking selfie videos and panning around ever room - it would have been obnoxious). I've heard it's a great tour though and it's always nice to have a live guide if you can time things to be at the palace at 3:00 PM.

There's a place to store your bags and outerwear for free near the gift shop - this was very convenient. Overall I spent 90 minutes inside, including beneath the palace in the ruins area. You could easily spend a little longer, so I would suggest 90 minutes to 3 hours if you decide to visit the stables. You can also go up the tower at Christiansborg Palace for free (and using the elevator for most of the ascent). This could be a nice activity to do BEFORE activating your card, so that you can get a little bit of the tour started early and preserve your precious CPH Card time.

🆓 Tip: Free Museum for Tuesday

Thorvaldsens Museum
@RobeTrotting
Don't forget our tips: the reflecting pool outside of the museum is a fantastic photo spot AND you can enter the museum for FREE on Tuesdays - try to visit museums on free days outside of your Copenhagen Card's activation period.
Add to
Details

Next door to the palace, you'll find this bright yellow building with a curious reflecting pool. It makes for a wonderful photo backdrop AND it's free on Tuesdays. Try to visit this museum and view the sculpture works inside on a free day and preserve your time with an active CPH Card for paid attractions and tours.

🏺 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Visit the National Museum

National Museum of Denmark
@RobeTrotting
The National Museum of Denmark is incredible, especially if you're interested in Viking History. We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with the National Museum of Denmark for a couple of YouTube videos in Copenhagen and their other efforts in Jelling - and their staff is TOP NOTCH. The exhibitions are creatively displayed and a special attention is taken to make them interactive. It's easy to navigate the museum and explore in English, and compared to other museums in Copenhagen and elsewhere, the National Museum of Denmark is very "kid friendly".
Add to
Details

Walking from Christiansborg Palace to the National Museum is rather quick, but linger and enjoy the canal views. I did, and entered the museum for a nice two-hour visit. I love the national museum and all of the history inside, specifically the modern Danish exhibit. It's very interesting to learn about the political and cultural aspects of modern Denmark through the exhibit on its most recent period of history. I also stopped for a bottle of water and a snack in the museum's lounge. It was nice to rest for a moment before moving on and I recommend doing the same.

🛥️ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Enjoy a Classic Canal Boat Tour

Stromma Canal Tours
@RobeTrotting
We always recommend seeing Copenhagen from the water - the harbor, canals, and access to the sea is what put the city on the map. In a way, without experiencing the harbor and canals, you aren't really experiencing Copenhagen. The main reason why we love a canal tour is that it gives you an overview of the entire city in a short period of time - then you can plan what you want to go back to and experience on the ground! It's the perfect way to orient yourself with Copenhagen!
Add to
Details

The Classic Stromma Canal Tour is incredible, there was a scheduled boat every 30 minutes when I visited. Their daily schedule is available online and may help you plan your day. There's also a drink and snack stand on the dock, so you can wait with a drink or rest there if you have to kill a little time before your boat arrives. It's a VERY scenic spot to wait, and you can take a quick glance at Agnethe and the Mermen - underwater statues that are in the canal between the ticket stand and Højbro (the bridge over the canal).

🍽️ Tip: Food and Drink Recommendation

Kayak Bar
@RobeTrotting
Kayak Bar is a floating oasis in one our favorite Copenhagen waterway, Holmen’s Canal. It's named for the Kayaks that they rent out from the side of the canal. It’s grown into much more than a kayak rental stand, the docks and canalside tables fill up as soon as the sun returns to Denmark in the Spring. If you rent a GoBoat or other private boat you can pull up to order a drink (and use their toilets if you need them).
Add to
Details

If you're hungry after the canal boat tour or just get a little FOMO as you pass Kayak Bar, make a quick stop there after your tour or head back for a nightcap once your touring day is finished.

⬆️ 7:45 PM Climb the Spire at Church of Our Saviour

Church of Our Saviour
@RobeTrotting
If you're looking for a great view of Copenhagen (and farther to Sweden) we think this is the best paid-entry view in the city. Just be sure you aren't afraid of heights. You can climb to the very top of the church's spire on the EXTERIOR staircase - yes, on the outside of the building. The golden spire is a staircase that you can access (weather permitting). Your entry includes a video lesson on the history of the church and its roll in the city as you ascend to the finale - walking to the top of the gilded spire! Fun fact, the walk to the tippy-top is 400 steps and the spire was inaugurated in 1752! NOTE: Although you can enter the church for free, you pay to climb the tower and there is ALWAYS a long line - you really need to book a time slot in advance even with the Copenhagen Card (which grants you free entry). Get a Copenhagen Card here: https://bit.ly/43JOdLt and then reserve your spot with the link below.
Add to
Details

One of the best views in town and most unique experiences is climbing the staircase that defines the spire of the Church of Our Saviour. Try to time your visit for golden hour if you're visiting in the late afternoon, it was incredible to see the views during dusk. I was able to reserve a time slot for free on their website, it's the same menu for booking an online paid-ticket, but there's an option for free CPH Card booking. It's important to reserve a time during peak tourist season.

🍽️ Tip: Food and Drink Recommendation

Tivoli Food Hall
@RobeTrotting
If you want to try traditional Danish smørrebrød, Hallernes Smørrebrød is a great place to try out this local food. If you enjoy it, make a reservation at a gourmet smørrebrød place like Restaurant Palægade.
Add to
Details

Tivoli Food Hall was a prefect dinner after touring all afternoon, I enjoyed a bowl of ramen, but you can also try smørrebrød at Hallernes if you want something more Danish.

🍽️ Tip: Breakfast Recommendation 

The Midwestern Diner
@RobeTrotting
Try a Freakshake (you get one free on your birthday) and tell Sam that Derek and Mike sent you.
Add to
Details

Check out MidWestern Diner for a fantastic breakfast in a beautiful square. It's also very close to Nørreport Station and many attraction in the inner city, so you can definitely use it a launching point for your day of touring Copenhagen.

⬆️ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Climb the Round Tower

The Round Tower
@RobeTrotting
Make sure to check out the 17th century toilet a little over halfway up the tower.
Add to
Details

I found the Round Tower to be a perfect start to the day, getting to watch the morning bustle of the city below was really cool. I suggest doing it just as they open so you can avoid any crowds and warm up your legs with a walk up the ramp. Just ease into the day and scope out your next stops from the observation deck.

🏰 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Tour Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle
@RobeTrotting
This early 17th century Palace was once the summer house of King Christian IV, but now it's a museum that holds some of Denmark's most impressive treasure. Make sure to see the Crown Jewels and the Coronation Thrones. After your visit, unwind in the King's Garden (Kongens Have) surrounding the castle. It's the most visited green space in the city and the PERFECT spot for a picnic and a bottle of wine. If you time your visit right, you can watch the Danish lifeguards who guard the treasury at Rosenborg march to Amalienborg Palace - home of the queen! They leave daily at 11:30 to arrive at Amalienborg by noon.
Add to
Details

Rosenborg is a bit smaller than Christiansborg, it's over a century older, so it's wise (but not always required) to reserve an entry time slot. Once there are a certain quota of visitors, staff will restrict admission and time slots do "sell out" in peak travel periods. It's free to reserve your spot with the CPH Card using the link below:

🧺 Tip: Picnic Like a Local

The King's Garden
@RobeTrotting
Kongens Have is the most visited park or green space in all of Denmark. It was once the king's personal pleasure gardens but now it's all of ours! There's plenty of space, so even when it's crowded, you'll find room for a blanket and a picnic lunch. You can even walk across the street (Gothesgade) and head to Restaurant Garden. They sell a pre-made picnic lunch with or without wine. Pick one up and head into the gardens for a very local experience.
Add to
Details

When you have a day with some downtime, head back to the King's Garden and have a picnic like a local.

🍽️ Tip: Food and Drink Recommendation

Garden Restaurant & Vinbar
@RobeTrotting
Head to Restaurant Garden for a take away picnic basket to enjoy in the King's Garden across the street!
Add to
Details

You'll have a lovely dining experience at Garden for dinner or lunch. The best thing they offer though, is take away picnic lunches packed with or without a bottle of wine. You can buy one and enjoy it across the street in the King's Garden.

👗 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Explore the Designmuseum Denmark

Designmuseum Denmark
@RobeTrotting
Try to pair this museum with a visit to the medicine museum next door if you can make it happen.
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You could linger for a longer at the Designmuseum, but the important thing is to get to Tivoli by 2:15 PM - so make sure to leave before 2:00 PM because it will take 15 minutes to reach Tivoli Gardens (with no room for error). I recommend to give yourself a little breathing room and keep your visit around an hour.

⚕️ Cut for Time - Medical Museum

Medicinsk Museion
@RobeTrotting
You saw Derek miss this one, but time it well and you can visit two museums just next to each other - Design and Medicine.
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I didn't make it during my 24 hours, but if you cut time elsewhere or shuffle activities - it's possible to fit this one in around the time you're also visiting the Design Museum because they are so close together.

🎢 2:14 PM - 10:00 PM Tivoli Gardens 

Tivoli Gardens
@RobeTrotting
We can't get enough of Tivoli - we have been season ticket holders since we moved to Copenhagen in 2017. A few Tivoli tips: - Basic entrance to the park does not include rides, you can pay extra for an unlimited ride wristband or purchase ride fare inside the park from machines. - We normally recommend that you commit half a day to Tivoli, especially if you're short on time in the city. You can also exit and reenter if you get a hand stamp. - Crowds are the biggest after school/work hours so that's a perfect time to leave and see another attraction or get a bite to eat in a more affordable setting (food inside Tivoli can be pricey) - Check Tivoli's website before you plan your visit to make sure they are open. Also, there are events and concerts where the rides close early (but your admission includes the event/concert)
Add to
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As long as you reach Tivoli Gardens before 2:15 PM and the expiration of your 24 hour CPH Card, you can enjoy Tivoli for the remainder of the day until it closes at 10:00 PM. Keep in mind that the ride tickets or unlimited ride pass will be an additional fee for you (I love rides, so we always go with the unlimited pass). 

What's Next?

If you found this guide helpful you can say thank you in the so many ways!

🫙 Add a tip to the tip jar

💾 Save this guide 

📤 Share this guide

⭐ Write a review of this guide

Watch Our Copenhagen Travel Videos

Check out our videos on YouTube, especially this playlist on travel to Copenhagen:

Connect With Us Elsewhere

We love connecting on other platforms, so please follow us on TikTok, Facebook and/or Instagram.  

Tag us in your posts, we'd love to see what you're up to and get a glimpse into your time in Copenhagen. 

Check Out More of Our Guides

Wishing you an incredible Copenhagen trip and we invite you to check out some of the other guides in our library.

➡️ We are also testing 30% off our Summer Guide for our YouTube community with the Promo Code YT2023 - feel free to use it yourself no matter how you found this guide

* * *
CURATED BY
Hey traveler, we're Derek and Mike from Robe Trotting. Whether you know us from YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, or a well-guided Google search, we are an American couple who moved from Philadelphia to Copenhagen in 2017. We jumped right into our new life in Denmark, Danish culture, and the wonderful city of Copenhagen. Now we want to share it with you! If you're visiting the Danish capital, our guides are full of must-have tips to save time and money. We create them with great detail to make sure you leave Copenhagen loving our home as much as we do. We bring the benefit of being locals, but we still view Copenhagen with an explorer's eye because we didn't grown up in Denmark. Throughout our years of living in Copenhagen, we have hosted countless friends and family. We design our guides for YOU with the same care and love that we put into planning trips for THEM. You can expect carefully curated recommendations full of our local tips and takes. In every guide, we back up our information with supplemental content from our YouTube channel. Whether you plan to visit Copenhagen for a day, a week, or for a new life - we will help you get the most out of it!
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