19 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

19 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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19 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Narva, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cesis, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Boston, United States

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.
Rakvere Castle and Toompea Hill will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik and Kadriorg Palace. Step out of Tallinn with an excursion to Lahemaa rahvuspark in Vihula--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary planner .

Boston, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in March, expect nights in Tallinn to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are slightly colder, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Narva.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lahemaa rahvuspark, Rakvere Castle
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle

1
night
Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Wedding Tree, tour the pleasant surroundings at Narva River Promenade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Fama Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Narva Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Narva online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Tallinn to Narva by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
Fama Centre ©
Fama Centre
Narva River Promenade ©
Narva River Promenade

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Estonian Print & Paper Museum and University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle and AHHAA Science Centre. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, wander the streets of Tartu Old City, admire the local landmark of The Kissing Students fountain, and steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tartu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Narva to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cesis.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle
Highlights from your plan
AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Estonian National Museum ©
Estonian National Museum
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle ©
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle

1
night
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 15th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, don't miss a visit to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cesis travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Tartu to Cesis takes 2.5 hours. March in Cesis sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gauja National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Ancient Jewellery Smithy ©
Ancient Jewellery Smithy

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rundāle Palace and Dzintari Forest Park. Visit Livu Square and Nativity of Christ Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete) and Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, take an in-depth tour of Zanis Lipke Memorial, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and admire the landmark architecture of Riga Stock Exchange Building.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Riga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Riga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Tervete Nature Park, Rundāle Palace
Highlights from your plan
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ninth Fort and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Get a sense of the local culture at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania and Church of St. Theresa. Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, get engrossed in the history at Telia Nemuziejus, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip planner .

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vilnius are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Trakai Island Castle Museum, Ninth Fort
Highlights from your plan
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort

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