30 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

30 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

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30 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bauska, Latvia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cesis, Latvia
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Palanga, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Rakvere, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Parnu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
10
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Latvian National Museum Of Art. On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, and admire the striking features of Alberta Iela.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Riga trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Riga is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Riga, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get much colder in Riga: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bauska.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Walking tours

1
day
Bauska, Latvia

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. On the 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Trusu Pilsetina, then examine the collection at The Bauska Branch of the Riga Motor Museum, then make a trip to Palazzo di Rundale, and finally steep yourself in history at Rundāle Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bauska day trip planner .

You can drive from Riga to Bauska in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Bauska sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palazzo di Rundale, Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Palazzo di Rundale ©
Palazzo di Rundale
Trusu Pilsetina ©
Trusu Pilsetina

4
nights
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gauja National Park and ZINOO Cesis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesis: Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs (in Salacgriva) and Koknese Ruins (in Koknese).

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cesis online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bauska to Cesis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs, Gauja National Park, Koknese Ruins
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs ©
Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs
ZINOO Cesis ©
ZINOO Cesis

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 discover tucked-away gems like Ghost & Vampire Tours and Vilnil. Museum of illusions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Ninth Fort (in Kaunas) and Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, and take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius itinerary planner.

Drive from Cesis to Vilnius in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Vilnius are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palanga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trakai Island Castle Museum, Ninth Fort
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Bernardine Gardens ©
Bernardine Gardens
Ghost & Vampire Tours

2
nights
Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birute's Hill, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, then browse the different shops at Akropolis, then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Black Ghost, and finally appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Jūratė ir Kastytis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Palanga trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Vilnius to Palanga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Vilnius in June, plan for slightly colder days in Palanga, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Klaipeda
Highlights from your plan
Birute's Hill ©
Birute's Hill
Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like AHHAA Science Centre and Tartu University Botanical Garden. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Tartu Old City, ponder the design of The Kissing Students fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tartu trip itinerary app .

Drive from Cesis to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Tartu University Botanical Garden ©
Tartu University Botanical Garden

1
night
Rakvere, Estonia

Rakvere ©
Rakvere is a town in northern Estonia and the county seat of Lääne-Viru County, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland.HistoryThe earliest signs of human settlement dating back to the 3rd–5th centuries AD have been found on the present theatre hill. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cool off at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, then step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle, and then appreciate the history behind Tarvas Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rakvere trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tartu to Rakvere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rakvere can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Rakvere

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Tarvas Sculpture ©
Tarvas Sculpture

3
nights
Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parnu Beach Promenade and Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail. Step out of Parnu with an excursion to Soomaa National Park in Viljandi--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, enjoy some diversion at Parnu Beach Playground, let the kids burn off some steam at Vallikaar Playground, and explore and take pictures at Alpakafarm.

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

Traveling by car from Rakvere to Parnu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rakvere in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Parnu, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, Soomaa National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Alpakafarm ©
Alpakafarm
Parnu Beach Playground ©
Parnu Beach Playground

2
nights
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul, explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Episcopal Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Saaremaa Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Karja Catherine Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Viidumae Ecological Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Sorve Lighthouse, and then admire all the interesting features of GoodKaarma OÜ.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saaremaa planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Parnu to Saaremaa in 3 hours. Traveling from Parnu in June, Saaremaa is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Karja Catherine Church
Highlights from your plan
Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Sorve Lighthouse ©
Sorve Lighthouse

3
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.
On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Toompea Hill, make a trip to Long Street (Pikk tanav), then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then look for gifts at Oma Asi Design Store, and finally don't miss a visit to Viru Gates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, don't miss a visit to Town Hall Square, then contemplate the long history of Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallinn travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Saaremaa to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tallinn are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Long Street (Pikk tanav) ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav)

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), make a trip to Jauniela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then pause for some photo ops at Bremen Town Musicians, then admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, and finally take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of House of Blackheads, then look for gifts at Dzenis Amber, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga route maker site .

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga ©
JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga

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