41 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

41 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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41 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Rundale, Latvia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Liepaja, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cesis, Latvia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tartu, Estonia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rakvere, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Parnu, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Quebec City, Canada


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1
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Rundale, Latvia

Rundale ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Rundale Palace and then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rundale driving holiday planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Rundale is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Quebec City to Rundale, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Rundale, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Rundale

Museums

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Rundale Palace ©
Rundale Palace

4
nights
Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liepaja: Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta), Kuldiga (Venta Rapid Waterfall & Museum of the Kuldiga Region) and Ventspils (Ventspils Beach, Daba Laba - Day Adventures, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, stroll around Jurmalas Park, don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Liepaja itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rundale to Liepaja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Liepaja are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventspils, Kuldiga, Lighthouse Akmensrags
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Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kemeri National Park in Jurmala (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Riga tour website .

Fly from Liepaja to Riga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cesis.

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

4
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 Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera), Sigulda (Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, Turaida Castle, & more) and Veczemju Klintis (in Salacgriva). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Skanakalna Dabas Parks, step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, and make a trip to Ancient Jewellery Smithy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cesis planner .

Getting from Riga to Cesis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cesis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Sietiniezis Rock, Veczemju Klintis, Skanakalna Dabas Parks, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tartu: Mooska Farm and Smoke Sauna (in Haanja), Nature Trail of the Meenikunno Bog (in Veriora) and Taevaskoja Nature Trail (in Polva). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at AHHAA Science Centre, examine the collection at Estonian National Museum, deepen your understanding at University of Tartu, and steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tartu journey planner .

You can drive from Cesis to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Otepaa, Taevaskoja Nature Trail, Mooska Farm and Smoke Sauna, Viljandi Lossipark, Nature Trail of the Meenikunno Bog
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Tartu University Botanical Garden ©
Tartu University Botanical Garden

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rakvere: Narva (Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God, Narva Castle, & more), Viru Bog Trail (in Kolga) and Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle, hike along Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail, examine the collection at Sagadi Mois Museum, and walk around Oru Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rakvere trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tartu to Rakvere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Rakvere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Narva, Toila, Sagadi Mois Museum, Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail, Viru Bog Trail
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle

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Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Soomaa National Park (in Viljandi) and Haapsalu (Lasteraamatukogu & Haapsalu Old Town). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Alpakafarm, enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade, play a few rounds at Parnu Bay Golf Links, and trek along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Parnu vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Rakvere to Parnu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rakvere in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Parnu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, Car Museum, Parnu Bay Golf Links, Soomaa National Park
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Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park
Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Alpakafarm ©
Alpakafarm

4
nights
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saaremaa: St Catherine’s Church (in Muhu) and Panga Cliff (in Panga). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kuressaare Castle, get engrossed in the history at Saaremaa Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karja Catherine Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaali Meteorite Crater.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Saaremaa journey planning app .

Getting from Parnu to Saaremaa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Parnu in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saaremaa, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Karja Catherine Church, Panga Cliff, St Catherine’s Church
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Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Kaali Meteorite Crater ©
Kaali Meteorite Crater
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum

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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, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, stroll around Kadriorg Park, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tallinn itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tallinn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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