30 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

30 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

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30 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 10 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Navitrolla Galerii. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. There's lots more to do: stop by Town Hall Pharmacy, get a taste of the local shopping with Telliskivi Loomelinnak, view the masterpieces at Draakoni Gallery, and kick back and relax at Stroomi Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn tour itinerary maker site .

Montreal, Canada to Tallinn is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in December: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

10
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Sigulda (Turaida Castle & Turaida Lutheran Church), Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Riga vacation planner .

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Riga are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sigulda, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Tervete Nature Park, Rundāle Palace, Saulkrasti Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

9
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trakai Island Castle Museum and St. Anne's Church. Appreciate the collections at Gediminas Castle Tower and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Change things up with these side-trips from Vilnius: Kaunas (National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), & more) and Kernave Mounds (in Kernave). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and take in the exciting artwork at Vilnil. Museum of illusions.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kaunas, Kernave Mounds, Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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