7 days in Vilnius County & Riga Region Itinerary

7 days in Vilnius County & Riga Region Itinerary

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7 days in Vilnius County & Riga Region Itinerary

Start: Minsk, Belarus
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Minsk, Belarus

2
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.
Let the collections at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gediminas Castle Tower and Vilnius Old Town. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, take a stroll through Uzupis, and shop like a local with Gediminas Avenue.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vilnius tour itinerary site .

Minsk, Belarus to Vilnius is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 will appeal to museum buffs. On the 5th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, and take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs