Scandinavian and Baltic States

Aug 25th, 2019, 01:57 PM
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Scandinavian and Baltic States

i would like to know your opinions about a trip of 26 days during summer 2020 .

Day 1: Copenhagen
Day 2: Copenh
Day 3: Copenhagen

Day 4: Malmo / Gothenburg

Day 5: Gothenburg

Day 6: Vrango Island / Gothenburg

Day 7: Oslo

Day 8: Oslo

Day 9 Oslo-Myrdal- Flam
Day 10 Geiranger Fjord

Day 11 Bergen
Day 12 Bergen

Day 13: Tallinn
Day 14: Tallinn
Day 15: Tallinn

Day 16/ Riga

Day 17: Riga

Day 18: Vilnius

Day 19: Vilnius

Day 20 Vilnius

Day 21 Amsterdam
Day22 Amsterdam
23 Neighbors of Amsterdam
Day 24 Rotterdam
Day 25 lahaye

Day 26 Return to home

Thank you in advance
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Aug 25th, 2019, 03:17 PM
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I started thinking of some quibbles and then realized that this is overall a pretty good plan just as you present it. Don't know enough about Vilnius to decide whether or not you are allotting two much time there, but otherwise if you have to pare something I'd suggest you cut a day from Tallinn. It's cute but quite small. I'm not very knowledgable about Vilnius either but assume it's smaller and could be pared down. If you wind up with a day extra somewhere I'd put it with Copenhagen. Great city. Also if you have an interest in Art Nouveau architecture, you might consider spending another half day or so in Riga. But overall, you seem to have done a very good job of time allotment. Enjoy your trip. It sounds wonderful.
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Aug 25th, 2019, 03:46 PM
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I think there’s too much time in Vilnius, Tallinn and possibly Oslo, Stockholm has been missed out entirely .
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Aug 25th, 2019, 04:25 PM
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I must disagree about Vilnius. Two full days is not too much. You can always do a day trip to the castle in Trakai if you are bored. We’ve been there four times and still have much to see. Overall I think you’re moving too fast but I like a more leisurely pace. I’m sure you’ve figured out how much time you are going to spend in transit. It’s a lot!
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Aug 25th, 2019, 04:46 PM
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I would forget about the Netherlands and use the time for Stockholm. I'd also give more time to Riga than Tallinn.
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Aug 25th, 2019, 04:52 PM
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I think your allocation per city / stop is pretty much OK . . . However IMO at that pace for that long a trip, you likely will be totally exhausted. There are 12 or 13 different hotels in 25 days and 13 travel days. That is a pretty frantic pace. It would be easier to keep up that sort of pace for a short trip but keeping that busy for almost a full month . . . ?? Sounds almost like a coach tour itinerary -- but most of those don't have 2 and 3 night stops.
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Aug 25th, 2019, 04:54 PM
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Skipping Stockholm seems a rather glaring gap, but maybe there's a reason? If not, I agree that adding it makes a lot of sense, and I would do so at the cost of the Netherlands, which can be incorporated into a subsequent trip more easily than anything else on the proposed itinerary.
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Aug 26th, 2019, 03:43 AM
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Your plan looks good, however, I do agree with janisj. It is a lot of travelling. Did you look at the travel time between the places you like to visit? And even though I love the Netherlands, are you flying home from Amsterdam? what is the reason for going there?
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Aug 26th, 2019, 04:25 AM
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Malmö doesn’t need a hotel, it can be visited from Copenhagen, Vrångö could be a day trip from Gothenburg around the archipelago.

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Aug 26th, 2019, 05:03 PM
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Scandinavian and Baltic countries

Hi every body!
Thank you all for your advices, suggestions and comments.
I retained from your remarks that I had :
1)-- to skip Amsterdam Malmo and Goteborg and replace them by Stockholm and the north-east of Sweden( What to visit in this place ?)
2)- to extend my stay in Copenhagen and Riga and limit it in to Tallinn.
3)- to review my itinerary in Norway, especially because there is no direct flight from Bergen to Tallinn and because the visit of the Geiranger fjord should take longer. So,perhaps is it better to start from Bergen and finish in to Oslo, where Iit is easy to find a direct flight to Tallinn .
The difficulties I found are :
​​​ * How to organise the route Bergen-Flam-Geiranger, Myrdal and Oslo (time to spend and transport to take?).
* And how to reach Stockholm and Bergen after visiting Copenhagen .
Thank you .

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Aug 26th, 2019, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Riadhou View Post
how to reach Stockholm and Bergen after visiting Copenhagen .
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Aug 27th, 2019, 04:29 AM
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I don’t think you should skip Malmö, Gothenburg or the archipelago (although you could do the Stockholm archipelago instead), I just said you can visit Malmö as a day trip from Copenhagen, it would eliminate the need for another hotel.
The Swedish rail site is helpful for planning train journeys within Sweden and in some cases, Scandinavia.

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Aug 27th, 2019, 04:53 AM
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I agree with not skipping Gothenburg:

Copenhagen was my least favorite Scandinavian capital.
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Aug 29th, 2019, 07:26 AM
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Thank you for your replies.
The web site " "mentioned a full round trip excursion from Bergen to Flam at the price of 1380 nok (Full day).
Dep from Bergen Bus Station, Platform O​​​​​​ at 8:30am , Meeting point:
Arrival to Flam Bus Station​​​​​​ at 11:40 am

4 hours to explore the famous village of Flåm.

Dep from Flam to explore the return way to Bergen
3:30pm Flåm Quay
meeting point: ruby.elections.unite
Stops along the way:
15:40 - Aurland
16:30 - Leikanger
16:55 - Balestrand
17:10 - Vik
17:50 - Nordeide
18:20 - Lavik
18:35 - Rysjedalsvika
19:05 - Sollibotn
19:35 - Vardetangen
19:55 - Lygra
Arrival to Bergen Strandkaiterminalen atv 20:45

There is the possibility to make it alone by train from Bergen to Myrdal -Flam ,overnight in Flam. Next day exploring the fjord to Gudvagen (1night) return by bus to Voss and the train to Bergen.?
from your experiences ,what is the better way to explore this region ?
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Aug 29th, 2019, 09:16 AM
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Or skip Amsterdam. The Netherlands are not part of Scandinavia anyway.
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