10 days in Kaunas, Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

10 days in Kaunas, Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Devil's Museum, don't miss a visit to Kaunas Town Hall, thenstop by Old Town Kaunas, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, and then take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kaunas road trip tool.

Olsztyn, Poland to Kaunas is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olsztyn to Kaunas. In September, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Vilnius on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Trakai (Kenesa & Trakai Island Castle Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Vilnius, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bremen Town Musicians. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), browse the exhibits of House of the Black Heads, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Alberta Iela, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument.

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Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Riga can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
House of the Black Heads ©
House of the Black Heads

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