19 days in The Baltics Itinerary

19 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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19 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  19​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai) and Kaunas Castle (in Kaunas). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vilnius trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilnius is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Vilnius to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trakai Island Castle Museum, Kaunas Castle
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

2
nights
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Curonian Spit National Park and then head outdoors with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Vente Cape, see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Klaipeda Old City.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda trip maker app .

Getting from Vilnius to Klaipeda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vente Cape, Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Klaipeda Old City ©
Klaipeda Old City

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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of House of the Black Heads, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Riga road trip planner.

Getting from Klaipeda to Riga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sculptural Group Parade of the Knights, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, then Head underground at Gutman's Cave, and then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sigulda tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. September in Sigulda sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gauja National Park, Cesis Medieval Castle
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

6
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sigulda to Tallinn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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