22 days in The Baltics Itinerary

22 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5
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.
Visiting Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park will get you outdoors. Old City Riga (Vecriga) and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, gain insight at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip itinerary builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Riga is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Riga due to the time zone difference. In May, Riga is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Vilnius Old Town. Gate of Dawn and Church Of St Peter And St Paul will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, make a trip to St John's church, and contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vilnius trip planner.

Fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the striking features of Kaunas Town Hall, wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas, step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George the Martyr Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sugihara House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, then see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip site.

Getting from Vilnius to Kaunas by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery

1
night
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, then identify plant and animal life at Curonian Spit National Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Klaipeda trip maker website.

You can drive from Kaunas to Klaipeda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Kaunas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Klaipeda, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sigulda.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Laukinis Vyras ©
Laukinis Vyras

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sigulda online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Klaipeda to Sigulda by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gauja National Park, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Toompea Hill and Kumu Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Tallinn Old Town and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace, contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tallinn, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sigulda to Tallinn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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