12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

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12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Musee Art Nouveau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turaida Castle and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & Ancient Jewellery Smithy). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and stroll around Dzintari Forest Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Riga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Riga reach 72°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cesis, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Turaida Castle, Dzintari Forest Park
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Musee Art Nouveau ©
Musee Art Nouveau

6
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.
Do your shopping at National Gallery of Denmark and Kunsthuset Loevens Hule. Explore hidden gems such as The David Collection and Geo Center Mons Klint. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Karise Kirke (in Karise), Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and make a trip to Stroeget.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen planning app .

Fly from Riga to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Karise Kirke, Mons Klint, Stevns Klint, Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum, Ejbybunkeren
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint

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