14 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

14 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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14 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Cesis, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tallinn Old Town and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rotermann Quarter and Rakvere Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallinn: Haapsalu Old Town (in Haapsalu), Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihula) and Beach Klooga (in Kloogaranna). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, explore the galleries of Peter the Great House Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tallinn online route maker .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Tallinn is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Yogyakarta in August: highs in Tallinn hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rakvere Castle, Beach Klooga, Haapsalu Old Town, Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

2
nights
Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
On the 6th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, take a stroll through Tartu Old City, then see the interesting displays at KGB Cells Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alatskivi Castle (vald). On the next day, learn more about the world around you at University of Tartu Natural History Museum and then hike along Taevaskoja Nature Trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tartu driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Tallinn to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cesis.

Things to do in Tartu

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alatskivi Castle (vald), Taevaskoja Nature Trail
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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Alatskivi Castle (vald) ©
Alatskivi Castle (vald)

1
night
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesis trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tartu to Cesis takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cesis are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gauja National Park
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvian National Museum Of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Church and Livu Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala), Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete) and Holy Trinity Church (in Jelgava). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, pause for some photo ops at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, explore the world behind art at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Riga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Riga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Holy Trinity Church, Tervete Nature Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park

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