17 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

17 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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17 days in Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Bauska, Latvia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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1
day
Bauska, Latvia

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, pause for some serene contemplation at Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica, then admire the landmark architecture of Bauska Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo di Rundale.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bauska travel route planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bauska is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Bauska. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Bauska to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rundāle Palace, Rundale Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle

2
nights
Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
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. On the 10th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turaida Lutheran Church, then explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of The Secret Soviet Bunker, then steep yourself in history at Ungurmuiza Manor, then kick back and relax at Saulkrasti Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigulda online trip maker .

You can drive from Bauska to Sigulda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saulkrasti Beach, Cesis Medieval Castle, Ungurmuiza Manor, The Secret Soviet Bunker
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get some historical perspective at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. On the 14th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Riga trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sigulda to Riga in 1.5 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 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

8
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 Town Hall Pharmacy and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Popular historic sites such as Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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