24 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

24 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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24 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  5​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

7
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.
Visit Pazaislis Monastery and Ponary cmentarz for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy and Church of St. Casimir. Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Kaunas (Kaunas Town Hall, Atomic KGB Bunker, & more) and Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip itinerary maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Vilnius is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kaunas, Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Ponary cmentarz ©
Ponary cmentarz
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum

8
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.
Latvian National Museum Of Art and Art Museum RIGA BOURSE will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vermanes Garden and Rundāle Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Cesis (Ancient Jewellery Smithy & Cesis Medieval Castle), Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete) and Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), get outside with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Cesis, Sigulda, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Tervete Nature Park
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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.
Haapsalu Old Town and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Haapsalu Castle and Rakvere Castle. Explore Tallinn's surroundings by going to Vihula (Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum & Lahemaa rahvuspark), Jagala Waterfall (in Koogi) and Haapsalu (Lasteraamatukogu & Haapsalu Shawl Museum). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, and make a trip to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip maker .

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Vihula, Jagala Waterfall, Keila Waterfall, Rakvere Castle
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle

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