12 days in Copenhagen, Stockholm & Riga Itinerary

12 days in Copenhagen, Stockholm & Riga Itinerary

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12 days in Copenhagen, Stockholm & Riga Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  8​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Experimentarium and Torvehallerne. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Frederiksborg Slotskirke (in Hillerod), Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), admire the masterpieces at The David Collection, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hillerod, Roskilde, Experimentarium, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Danish Railway Museum
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Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and then examine the collection at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Riga.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Uppsala Domkyrka
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, then take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, pause for some photo ops at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Zanis Lipke Memorial.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

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