Averages for Copenhagen in October
October can be a beautiful time of the year to visit Copenhagen as the main crowds have gone home, but do be sure to bring a heavy coat and sweater in order to guard against the cold winds coming in off the Baltic Sea. Additionally, while good deals are in place for both hotels and flights, some of the sites and restaurants begin to close down in preparation for the coming winter months. As a result, be sure to check various websites in order to make sure that the places you want to see are i...
Daily averages for Copenhagen
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October can be a beautiful time of the year to visit Copenhagen as the main crowds have gone home, but do be sure to bring a heavy coat and sweater in order to guard against the cold winds coming in off the Baltic Sea. Additionally, while good deals are in place for both hotels and flights, some of the sites and restaurants begin to close down in preparation for the coming winter months. As a result, be sure to check various websites in order to make sure that the places you want to see are indeed open for the time being.
Temperatures continue their steady fall to the coldest numbers of the year with an average daily reading of only 10°C (50°F). Average afternoon highs are much colder than what they were during the previous month with temperatures only climbing to 12°C (54°F). While temperatures early in the morning are still averaging numbers well above freezing, this is the last month that can safely be said. Instead, during this time of the year, mornings will start out with an overnight reading of 7°C (45°F).
Visitors will also have to make sure that they are properly packed in order to ward off the cold rain. On average, the region receives measurable rainfall over a period of 19 days throughout the month. As a result, there are many more wet days than dry ones and visitors will need to bring an umbrella or rain jacket with them. Overall, the region receives an average of 50mm of precipitation. Additionally, there is much less sun during this time of the year with only an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.
Once again, the waters around the region have returned to conditions that are too cold to enjoy. Combined with the amount of rain the region receives during this time of the year, it is a good idea to plan outings on dry land rather than the beach. Throughout the month, the waters will only average 13°C (55°F).
Where To Stay
Those looking for luxury will enjoy the new 4-star Hotel SP34. This boutique hotel is located in Copenhagen's Latin Quarter and located among great shops, cool restaurants, bars and much more. The hotel offers a total of 118 rooms as well as an organic breakfast, lounge bar and café, daily wine hour, three restaurants, private gym and a rooftop terrace.
Hotel Copenhagen Strand is a 3-star hotel located along the city's harbour front. Housed in what was originally a warehouse, the building has been completely restored while keeping some of the original touches. With attractions, restaurants and bars just a few steps away, guests are truly in the heart of the city. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a bar, business centre and much more.
For those who prefer a chain hotel, one of the best in the city and perfect for an October holiday is the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. As one of the premier hotels in the city, the hotel offers a total of 260 rooms in a variety of styles and sizes. Be sure to check out the hotel's massive spiral staircase as well as the restaurants and bars. The hotel also offers a fitness centre, children's services, bike rental, buffet restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
Restaurants and Nightlife
If you are looking for a great steak in Copenhagen, then look no further than Restaurant KöD. With primarily steak on the menu, this is not the place for vegetarians, but if you like your steak well prepared and cooked to order then, you will not go wrong. Combined with an extensive wine menu, there is plenty to like about this restaurant.
Those looking for fine dining will want to make a reservation at Kokkeriet. If you find yourself in the city for more than one season, be sure to return as the menu goes from succulent in the spring, to light in the summer, longing in the fall and warming in the winter. With one Michelin Star, this is food at its best.
For the ultimate cocktail experience, be sure to try Ruby. Known for creating some of the best cocktails in the city, the bartenders are passionate about their craft and know how to make a great drink. With an atmosphere of sophistication and class, this is a great place to start the evening before heading out to the clubs.
What To Do
Explore the Earth, sun and stars at Copenhagen's Geological Museum. As part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the museum is free of charge for patrons and an excellent way to spend some time indoors escaping October's chill and learning about our world at the same time. Exhibits cover the Earth's evolution, solar system, minerals, volcanoes and the geology that is specific to Denmark.
For the adults in your traveling party, experience beer like you never have before during a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery. Visitors can get a first-hand view of how the beer is brewed and then enjoy the finished product at the end of the tour. Other on-site attractions include the stables and the world's biggest bottle collection. Of course, don't forget to visit the store on your way out to take home your own bottle of beer.