18 days in Liepaja, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

18 days in Liepaja, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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18 days in Liepaja, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Liepaja, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

2
nights
Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Akmensrags, contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, then make a trip to Skede Dunes Memorial, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally have fun at LOC Ice Hall. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Liepaja lake watchtower, snap pictures at The Oskars Kalpaks Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Liepaja tour itinerary planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Liepaja is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Liepaja, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in November, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Liepaja: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lighthouse Akmensrags
Highlights from your plan
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Room Escape Games
Liepaja lake watchtower ©
Liepaja lake watchtower

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Riga: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala), Turaida Castle (in Sigulda) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Liepaja to Riga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace, Turaida Castle, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and explore the galleries of Kumu Art Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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