15 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

15 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  9​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Great Guild Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kadriorg Palace and Pirita. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, get engrossed in the history at Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tallinn road trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tallinn is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in June, with highs in Tallinn at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Kadriorg Palace ©
Kadriorg Palace
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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 14th (Sun), look and learn at AHHAA Science Centre, contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then make a trip to The Kissing Students fountain, and finally wander the streets of Tartu Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Tartu University Botanical Garden and then catch a live performance at Tartu Toy Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tartu online itinerary 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 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Town Hall Square ©
Tartu Town Hall Square
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Cesis Medieval Castle. Livu Square and Nativity of Christ Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Riga to go to Pilsrundale and see Rundāle Palace, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 16th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Riga online vacation maker .

Drive from Tartu to Riga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kaunas.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace, Cesis Medieval Castle
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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.
On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and then steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), then explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kaunas day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Riga to Kaunas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum ©
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and Gediminas Castle Tower. Get some cultural insight at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Theresa. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, take in the exciting artwork at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, and don't miss a visit to St John's church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner.

Take a train from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan

Similar Plans

16 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM IRAN October, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Poland, Estonia & Latvia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Amsterdam, Latvia & Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Finland & Estonia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Latvia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM SERBIA November, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans