22 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

22 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights

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Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tallinn Old Town, surround yourself with nature on Traveller Tours, stroll around Kadriorg Park, and make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn travel itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Tallinn is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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. Change things up with a short trip to Cesis Medieval Castle in Cesis (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, stop by Aerodium Sigulda, head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and Head underground at Gutman's Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sigulda road trip planning website.

Drive from Tallinn to Sigulda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Sigulda sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils) and Jomas iela (in Jurmala). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Riga road trip website.

You can drive from Sigulda to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Riga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palanga.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palanga, Lithuania

— 2 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kretinga Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach, then see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum, and finally stroll around Birute Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, then appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, and then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palanga trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Riga to Palanga takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Palanga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 2 nights
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
On the 7th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), then examine the collection at Devil's Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kaunas road trip tool.

Drive from Palanga to Kaunas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kaunas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 4 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and visit Vilnius Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius journey planner.

Drive from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

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.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.