59 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

59 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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Start: Nis, Serbia
Fly:  9 h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Palanga, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Parnu, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Tartu, Estonia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Narva, Estonia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Rakvere, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Tallinn, Estonia
— 12 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
11
Riga, Latvia
— 9 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Nis, Serbia

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bernardine Gardens and Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas). Change things up with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius vacation planning site.

Nis, Serbia to Vilnius is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nis in July, expect Vilnius to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Bernardine Gardens ©
Bernardine Gardens
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Druskininkai, Lithuania

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park and Grutas Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, cool off at Druskininkai Aquapark, get your game on at Illusion Rooms, and contemplate the waterfront views at Druskonis.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Druskininkai sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Vilnius to Druskininkai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Druskininkai are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Kaunas.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park ©
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and Pazaislis Monastery. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ninth Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, see the interesting displays at Devil's Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Atomic KGB Bunker.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas road trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Druskininkai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Kaunas sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum ©
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort

2
nights
Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. On the 23rd (Thu), ponder the design of Musical fountain, head outdoors with Palanga Beach, then stroll around Birute Park, then see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum, and finally walk around Birute's Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Chetyre Vetra Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Sculpture The Black Ghost, then make a trip to Meridianas, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palanga trip builder.

Drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Palanga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Parnu.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Klaipeda
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Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum
Birute Park ©
Birute Park

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parnu Beach Promenade and Prison Escape. Step out of Parnu with an excursion to Soomaa National Park in Viljandi--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Alpakafarm, get to know the resident critters at MiniZoo, stroll through Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Peter Carl Faberge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Parnu road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Palanga to Parnu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Soomaa National Park, Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, Riisa Trail
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Alpakafarm ©
Alpakafarm
Parnu Beach Playground ©
Parnu Beach Playground

3
nights
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuressaare Castle and Suur Toll and Piret. Step out of Saaremaa with an excursion to Panga Cliff in Panga--about 30 minutes away.

Make your Saaremaa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Parnu to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Parnu in July, Saaremaa is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Panga Cliff
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Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Suur Toll and Piret ©
Suur Toll and Piret

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to AHHAA Science Centre and Tartu University Botanical Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tartu: Viljandi (Viljandi Lossipark & Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle). And it doesn't end there: visit Tartu Old City, explore the striking landscape at Toome Hill (Toomemagi), pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Bronze Pig, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tartu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tartu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Viljandi
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Tartu University Botanical Garden ©
Tartu University Botanical Garden

2
nights
Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle, appreciate the history behind Pushkin Statue, grab your bike and head to Narva River Promenade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Fama Centre. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Swedish Lion, stroll around Oru Park, and then make a trip to Puhtitsa Stavropegial Holy Dormition Monastery.

Plan my day in Narva using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Narva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rakvere.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Oru Park
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Fama Centre ©
Fama Centre
Oru Park ©
Oru Park
Swedish Lion ©
Swedish Lion

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rakvere Castle and Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex. Get out of town with these interesting Rakvere side-trips: Viru Bog Trail (in Kolga), Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse) and Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, make a trip to Pikk Street, stroll the grounds of German war cemetary, and see the interesting displays at Sagadi Mois Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rakvere route planning site.

Getting from Narva to Rakvere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Rakvere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Rakvere

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Viru Bog Trail, Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum, Sagadi Mois Museum, Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum ©
Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum

12
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long Street (Pikk tanav) and Estonian Health Care Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tallinn: Haapsalu (Lasteraamatukogu, Haapsalu Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, visit Rotermann Quarter, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rakvere to Tallinn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Haapsalu
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

9
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dzintari Forest Park and Rundāle Palace. Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Cesis (Old Brewery, Cesis Medieval Castle, &more) and Bauska (Bauska Castle & Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Mežaparks, admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and contemplate the waterfront views at Pilsetas kanals.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Riga journey planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Bauska, Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Rundāle Palace
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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