15 days in Lithuania, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

15 days in Lithuania, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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15 days in Lithuania, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly:  5​h
1
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Nida, Lithuania
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Hamburg, Germany

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like OldTown Archery Riga and Dzintari Forest Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala), Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan (in Sigulda) and Cesis Medieval Castle (in Cesis). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, make a trip to Jauniela, get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, and walk around Bastejkalna Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip itinerary maker site .

Hamburg, Germany to Riga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nida.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jurmala, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, Gauja National Park, Cesis Medieval Castle, Palazzo di Rundale
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park

3
nights
Nida, Lithuania

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Curonian Spit National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Promedane of Nida, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kursiu Nerija Nacionalinis Parkas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nida road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Riga to Nida takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vilnius.

Things to do in Nida

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Klaipeda
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum ©
Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum

2
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boastsĀ an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Keep things going the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius day trip planner .

Take a bus from Nida to Vilnius in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Bernardine Gardens ©
Bernardine Gardens
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lahemaa rahvuspark and Long Street (Pikk tanav). Take a break from Tallinn with a short trip to Rakvere Castle in Rakvere, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Rataskaevu Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tallinn vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lahemaa rahvuspark, Rakvere Castle
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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