10 days in Riga & Estonia Itinerary

10 days in Riga & Estonia Itinerary

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10 days in Riga & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Rundāle Palace. Head to Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Live Silver Museumfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Turaida Castle (in Sigulda) and Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Riga day trip site .

Doha, Qatar to Riga is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Riga due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in Riga reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala Beach, Rundāle Palace, Tervete Nature Park, Turaida Castle
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kumu Art Museum, Philly Joe's Jazz Club, Nomme Market, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Town Hall Pharmacy and Tallinn Old Town. Get some historical perspective at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Toompea Hill. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Paljassaare Special Conservation Area, and stroll through Harku Forest Nature Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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