15 days in Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania Itinerary

15 days in Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania Itinerary

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15 days in Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Jurmala, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
End: Riga, Latvia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riga road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Riga International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Shopping Historic Sites
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Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats and then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Olaf’s Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then make a trip to Toompea Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
On the 27th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden and then take a stroll through Tartu Old City.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tartu trip builder tool .

Getting from Tallinn to Tartu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sigulda.

Things to do in Tartu

Neighborhoods Parks
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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Tartu University Botanical Garden ©
Tartu University Botanical Garden
The Kissing Students fountain ©
The Kissing Students fountain

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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 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sigulda trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tartu to Sigulda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Sigulda are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Klaipeda.

Things to do in Sigulda

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature
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Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan
Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church ©
Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church
Cable Car Across Gauja ©
Cable Car Across Gauja

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Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Klaipeda Old City. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park.

Start your trip to Klaipeda by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Sigulda to Klaipeda by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Klaipeda Old City ©
Klaipeda Old City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, and finally make a trip to Chapel of St. John Nepomuk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Vilnius trip maker.

Traveling by car from Klaipeda to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jurmala.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Trakai
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kemeri National Park. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Jurmala Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and then make a trip to Jomas iela.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Jurmala trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilnius to Jurmala in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Riga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Nature Beaches
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Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
See some other sides of Riga: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riga vacation website .

You can take a bus from Jurmala to Riga in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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