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Best time to visit Copenhagen, Denmark

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The best time to visit Copenhagen is April-August

Copenhagen can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, April-August is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Copenhagen can rise as high as 23℃ (73℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 0℃ (32℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -4℃ (25℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Copenhagen, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. August sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in April instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Copenhagen below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

August

Copenhagen seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Copenhagen as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Copenhagen is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Copenhagen

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Copenhagen for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Copenhagen climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Copenhagen for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Copenhagen in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Copenhagen in February

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Copenhagen in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Copenhagen in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Copenhagen in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Copenhagen in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Copenhagen in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Copenhagen in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Copenhagen in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Copenhagen in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Copenhagen in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Copenhagen in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Copenhagen in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Copenhagen is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 20℃ (68℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Copenhagen is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Copenhagen is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Copenhagen, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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