7 days in Vilnius County & Riga Region Itinerary

7 days in Vilnius County & Riga Region Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Riga, Latvia
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Vilnius, Lithuania

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Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vilnil. Museum of illusions and Terra Recognita. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and shop like a local with Gediminas Avenue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner.

Minsk, Belarus to Vilnius is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and KGB Building. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Jurmala Beach
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