12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

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 Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Shop till you drop at Medus Istaba and Dzenis Amber. Venture out of the city with trips to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils), Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & Ancient Jewellery Smithy) and Turaida Castle (in Sigulda). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and walk around Dzintari Forest Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Riga road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Riga is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Riga due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder 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 fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 6 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

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 Karen Blixen Museum. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Davids Samling (The David Collection). Venture out of the city with trips to Karise Kirke (in Karise), Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen road trip planning site.

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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