Packing Lists: Copenhagen
Traveling to Denmark is a trip you should excitedly plan. To get the most from your trip, here’s what to pack before you go.
Luggage and Bags
Most airlines allow you a carry-on bag and one personal item. If you do check a bag, pack your carry-on as if you expect your checked baggage to be lost. You don’t want to be stuck without your personal items when you arrive in Copenhagen. Pack minimally in your main suitcase because you’ll probably want to buy some items while visiting and will need the space.
It is a good idea to pack some nice looking clothing for Copenhagen. People in Copenhagen may not “dress up” but their clothing is very trendy, especially their shoes. Definitely pack comfortable shoes as well: you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
Copenhagen’s climate is generally mild, but no matter the season, it can get very windy and rainy unexpectedly, so be prepared. The weather can change several times in the course of a day. Items to bring:
- Waterproof shoes
- Warm layers and a sweater
In the summer you’ll want to have a mix of clothing because it can be quite warm, but misty mornings and evenings can be chilly. Pack t-shirts, lightweight pants and shorts.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies
Hotels often provide dispensers for body wash and shampoo. If you forget anything, don’t worry, there are places to buy toiletries, or you can ask your hotel if they have some available for free. If you have medications, contact lens or other items you use routinely, make sure you are carrying enough for your trip.
Don’t forget your camera! Take lots of memory cards (or film) for your photos because you’ll be snapping away: Copenhagen is very photogenic. A zoom or wide-angle lens for your smartphone camera will come in handy for getting more professional-looking shots if you don’t have a larger camera.
A guide book is very helpful, but if you’re on a tight budget in a hurry you can grab a free map from the hotel. Some stores also have them in baskets by the door.
Other miscellaneous items to bring:
- A small umbrella
- Extra shoelaces
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to pack for a Copenhagen trip.