16 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

16 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
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Riga, Latvia

— 5 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Step out of Riga with an excursion to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

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Berlin, Germany to Riga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Riga is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sigulda, Latvia

— 3 nights
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Step out of Sigulda with an excursion to Cesis Medieval Castle in Cesis--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, Head underground at Gutman's Cave, expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker, and take in the dramatic natural features at Raganu katls.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigulda trip planner.

Getting from Riga to Sigulda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parnu, Estonia

— 1 night

Estonia's Summer Capital

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along The Parnu Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallikaar Playground, and finally experience rural life at Alpakafarm.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Parnu journey maker app.

Drive from Sigulda to Parnu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Parnu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tallinn.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors

Tallinn, Estonia

— 6 nights
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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn visit planner.

You can drive from Parnu to Tallinn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.