14 days in Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

14 days in Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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14 days in Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  23​h
1
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Liepaja, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jurmala Beach and Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cesis Medieval Castle and Dzintari Forest Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala) and Holy Trinity Church (in Jelgava). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, contemplate the long history of Livu Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Riga trip planner .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Riga is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 5 hours. In August, Riga is little chillier than Yogyakarta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Holy Trinity Church, Gauja National Park, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park

1
night
Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison, then contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, and finally contemplate the long history of House of Peter.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liepaja online vacation planner .

Fly from Riga to Liepaja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Liepaja can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kaunas.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites
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Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral ©

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 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort, admire the masterpieces at Raudondvaris Dvaras, and then step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gertrude's Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Aleksotas Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kaunas route planning app .

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Kaunas takes 3.5 hours. In August in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Raudondvaris Dvaras
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
St. Gertrude's Church ©
St. Gertrude's Church
Raudondvaris Dvaras ©
Raudondvaris Dvaras

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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 Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Casimir. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and view the masterpieces at Vilnil. Museum of illusions.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kaunas to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Ponary cmentarz ©
Ponary cmentarz
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

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