12 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Riga Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Riga Itinerary

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12 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Riga Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  9​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vihula, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally wander the streets of Rotermann Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), take in the exciting artwork at The Little Red House Design Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn trip itinerary builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tallinn is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get cooler in Tallinn: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vihula.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Rotermann Quarter ©
Rotermann Quarter
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

1
night
Vihula, Estonia

Vihula ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vihula sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Vihula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Vihula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rakvere Castle, Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle

1
night
Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, then stroll through Parnu Beach Promenade, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Parnu trip planning app .

You can drive from Vihula to Parnu in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Parnu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Room Escape Games

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kemeri National Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and then get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Parnu to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kaunas.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jurmala, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan
Highlights from your plan
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan

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 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sugihara House, examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kaunas Town Hall, then learn about all things military at Atomic KGB Bunker, and finally contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kaunas online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Riga to Kaunas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kaunas are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vilnius trip planner .

You can take a train from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Spas Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Spas
Balloon Rides

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