9 days in Copenhagen & Malmo Itinerary

9 days in Copenhagen & Malmo Itinerary

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9 days in Copenhagen & Malmo Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  10 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Seattle, United States

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Kronborg. Get in touch with nature at Amager Strandpark and Amager Faelled. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, steep yourself in history at Christiansborg Slot, and see the interesting displays at Thorvaldsens Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Copenhagen. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kronborg
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

1
day
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, make a trip to Stortorget, then explore the historical opulence of Malmohus castle, and finally take a stroll through Sodergatan Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malmo day trip tool .

You can drive from Copenhagen to Malmo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Malmo, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lund Cathedral
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Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Malmo to Copenhagen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Nightlife Shopping
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Kastellet ©
Kastellet
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) ©
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken)

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