12 days in Latvia, Kaunas & Vilnius Itinerary

12 days in Latvia, Kaunas & Vilnius Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
3
Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
4
Jurmala, Latvia
— 1 night
5
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights

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Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Ninth Fort, thenexamine the collection at Devil's Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kaunas trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kaunas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kaunas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Kaunas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, go all around town with City Tours, and stop by Vilnius Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip planner.

Getting from Kaunas to Vilnius by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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nights
Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turaida Lutheran Church, thenhead outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and finally step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle.

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Traveling by car from Vilnius to Sigulda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sigulda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jurmala.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan

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Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Brunurupucis (The Turtle) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and then make a trip to Jomas iela.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jurmala day trip planning app.

Drive from Sigulda to Jurmala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Jurmala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Jomas iela ©
Jomas iela

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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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and examine the collection at House of the Black Heads.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga holiday builder tool.

Getting from Jurmala to Riga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Riga are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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