23 days in The Baltics Itinerary

23 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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23 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bauska, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 7 nights
+3
Ferry + Tram + Train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Tampa, United States

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk) and Kaunas (Room Escape Games & Old Town Kaunas). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), visit Uzupis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius tour builder tool .

Tampa, USA to Vilnius is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in June; daily highs in Vilnius reach 70°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trakai, Kaunas
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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
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 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Curonian Spit National Park and then head outdoors with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Klaipeda Old City, see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Vente Cape.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Vilnius to Klaipeda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vilnius in June, expect nights in Klaipeda to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Siauliai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Vente Cape
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) ©
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)

1
night
Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chaimas Frenkelis Vila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, then examine the collection at The Angel Museum, and finally get outside with Splius Adventure Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siauliai trip tool .

Traveling by train from Klaipeda to Siauliai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Siauliai can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bauska.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Chaimas Frenkelis Vila ©
Chaimas Frenkelis Vila
The Angel Museum ©
The Angel Museum

1
night
Bauska, Latvia

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, then admire the striking features of Bauska Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, and finally make a trip to Rundale Palace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bauska trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Siauliai to Bauska takes 1.5 hours. In June in Bauska, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rundāle Palace, Rundale Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Rundale Palace ©
Rundale Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle

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. On the 13th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, and then appreciate the history behind Sculptural Group Parade of the Knights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, then head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and then explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sigulda trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bauska to Sigulda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga route app .

Getting from Sigulda to Riga by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn day trip planning site .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tallinn are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You will leave for home on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Tallinn

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