12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

12 days in Riga & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  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.
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 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, steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

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

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cesis, Dzintari Forest Park, Turaida Castle, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Gallery of Denmark and The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling). Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Venture out of the city with trips to Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig), Karise Kirke (in Karise) and Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner.

Fly from Riga to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Riga to Copenhagen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows 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, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Kunsthuset Loevens Hule, Ejbybunkeren
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Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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