12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

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1
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and St. Peter's Church. Shop till you drop at Medus Istaba and Dzenis Amber. Venture out of the city with trips to Turaida Castle (in Sigulda) and Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & Ancient Jewellery Smithy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Art Nouveau, admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, take in nature's colorful creations at Vermanes Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Riga itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Riga is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Riga due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Riga hover around 72°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cesis, Turaida Castle, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Dzintari Forest Park
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Gallery of Denmark and The David Collection. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling). Venture out of the city with trips to 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, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moen, Karise Kirke, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Stevns Klint, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort
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Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke

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