30 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

30 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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30 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palanga, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cesis, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tartu, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Narva, Estonia
— 2 nights
+3
train + tram + bus + taxi:  7​h 45​min
8
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Vingis Park. Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Druskininkai (Illusion Rooms, Musical Fountain, & more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), view the masterpieces at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, and make a trip to St John's church.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius itinerary maker .

Manila, Philippines to Vilnius is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in November; daily highs in Vilnius reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Druskininkai
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ninth Fort and National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum. Appreciate the collections at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy and Kaunas City Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ's Resurrection Church, admire the striking features of Kaunas Town Hall, and contemplate the long history of The Old Church of Zapyskis.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©

1
night
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 10th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Musical fountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach, then walk around Birute Park, then see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birute's Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Palanga road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Palanga sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum
Birute's Hill ©
Birute's Hill

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vermanes Garden and Livu Square are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Rundāle Palace and Latvian National Museum Of Art. Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala) and Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, stroll around Bastejkalna Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, and admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Riga day trip planning site .

You can drive from Palanga to Riga in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cesis driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Riga to Cesis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tartu.

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

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to AHHAA Science Centre and Estonian National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle and St. John's Church. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Estonian Print & Paper Museum, explore the striking landscape at Toome Hill (Toomemagi), stroll around Tartu University Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tartu trip planner.

Getting from Cesis to Tartu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Langevoja Waterfall, stroll through Narva River Promenade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Narva St. Michael's Church, then contemplate the long history of Fama Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle. Keep things going the next day: walk around Oru Park, then cool off at Narva Joesuu, and then appreciate the history behind Swedish Lion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Narva tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Tartu to Narva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Narva

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Langevoja Waterfall, Oru Park
Highlights from your plan
Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
Fama Centre ©
Fama Centre
Narva River Promenade ©
Narva River Promenade

1
day
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Trahter Veski, step into the grandiose world of Kuressaare Castle, and then explore the galleries of Saaremaa Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saaremaa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and taxi from Narva to Saaremaa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Trahter Veski ©
Trahter Veski

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kadriorg Palace and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Step off the beaten path and head to Lahemaa rahvuspark and Great Guild Hall. Explore Tallinn's surroundings by going to Beach Klooga (in Kloogaranna), Haapsalu (Haapsalu Castle & Haapsalu Old Town) and Rakvere Castle (in Rakvere). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), browse the exhibits of Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), and get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tallinn day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Rakvere Castle, Beach Klooga, Lahemaa rahvuspark
Highlights from your plan
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle

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