27 days in The Baltics Itinerary

27 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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27 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bauska, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cesis, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Rakvere, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Tallinn, Estonia
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Oslo, Norway

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) (in Juodkrante) and Nida (Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum & Kursiu Nerija Nacionalinis Parkas). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, don't miss a visit to Meridianas, appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, and examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum.

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

Oslo, Norway to Klaipeda is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Klaipeda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, Klaipeda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Siauliai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum
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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. On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Chaimas Frenkelis Vila, then make a trip to Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, then examine the collection at The Angel Museum, and finally head outdoors with Splius Adventure Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Siauliai trip planner.

Take a train from Klaipeda to Siauliai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siauliai are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough 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. On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, step into the grandiose world of Bauska Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Rundale Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bauska day trip planner.

You can drive from Siauliai to Bauska in 1.5 hours. In July in Bauska, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

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

5
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.
Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Kaunas (Pazaislis Monastery, Kaunas Castle, & more) and Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Bauska to Vilnius by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kaunas, 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

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), steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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

3
nights
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Venture out of the city with trips to Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti), Sigulda (Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, Turaida Castle, & more) and Veczemju Klintis (in Salacgriva). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, don't miss a visit to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, and stroll around May Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cesis route maker site .

Traveling by car from Riga to Cesis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rakvere.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Veczemju Klintis, Gauja National Park, Saulkrasti Beach
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

2
nights
Rakvere, Estonia

Rakvere ©
Rakvere is a town in northern Estonia and the county seat of Lääne-Viru County, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland.HistoryThe earliest signs of human settlement dating back to the 3rd–5th centuries AD have been found on the present theatre hill. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pikk Street, stroll the grounds of German war cemetary, and then trek along Rakvere Oak Grove Hiking Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rakvere route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Rakvere takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tallinn.

Things to do in Rakvere

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
German war cemetary ©
German war cemetary

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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, enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn road trip planning website .

You can drive from Rakvere to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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