10 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

10 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

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10 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika). Popular historic sites such as St. Anne's Church and Sts. Peter & Paul's Church (Sv. Apastalu Petro ir Povilo Baznycia) are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), take a stroll through Uzupis, shop like a local with Vilnil. Museum of illusions, and explore the historical opulence of Presidential Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip maker site .

Cairo, Egypt to Vilnius is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in March: high temperatures in Vilnius hover around 6°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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) ©

1
night
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Klaipeda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Klaipeda can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): wander the streets of Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), then step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, then explore the world behind art at Raudondvaris Dvaras, and finally steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip maker tool .

Getting from Klaipeda to Kaunas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Kaunas sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Riga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Raudondvaris Dvaras
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) ©
Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard)

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Dzenis Amber. On the 8th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga).

Plan trip to Riga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Kaunas to Riga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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