34 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Riga Itinerary

34 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Riga Itinerary

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34 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Riga Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
5
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Alesund, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 8 nights
Fly:  30​min
End: Perth, Australia

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Drottningholm Palace, ABBA The Museum, Spritmuseum, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Skansen. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stockholm vacation planning app .

Perth, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Stockholm. Traveling from Perth in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Stockholm: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Spritmuseum
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Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tallinna Raekoja Plats, Tallinn Town Wall and Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, take an in-depth tour of Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, then wander the streets of Rotermann Quarter, then make a trip to Kirjanik Eduard Vilde (monument), and finally contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Town Wall ©
Tallinn Town Wall
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nativity of Christ Cathedral as well as Museum of Riga's History and Navigation. Get some cultural insight at Riga Cathedral and Old City Riga (Vecriga). Step off the beaten path and head to Vermanes Garden and View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Riga trip builder site .

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
Nativity of Christ Cathedral ©
Nativity of Christ Cathedral

4
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oscar Fredriks Church, Skansen Kronan and Haga kyrka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haga and City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gothenburg road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Gothenburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Gothenburg is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Haga ©
Haga
Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan
City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum) ©

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Frogner Park, Aker Brygge, Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Oslo trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oslo when traveling from Gothenburg in July, with lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alesund.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

3
nights
Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fjellstua Viewpoint and Aalesund Church.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alesund trip itinerary site .

Fly from Oslo to Alesund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alesund: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alesund

Historic Sites
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Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Aalesund Church ©
Aalesund Church

3
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen, Bergenhus Fortress, Bryggens Museum, and other attractions. Let the collections at Leprosy Museum and University Museum of Bergen - The Cultural History Collections capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St John's Church and Magic Ice Bar Bergen. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Alesund to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Leprosy Museum ©
Leprosy Museum
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Bryggens Museum ©
Bryggens Museum

8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have), Frederiksborg slotshave, Viking Ship Museum, and other attractions. Nyhavn and Roskilde Domkirke will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amalienborg and The Cathedral Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take a stroll through Christiania, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in July, you will find days in Copenhagen are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Hillerod
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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