47 days in The Baltics Itinerary

47 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Baltics visit planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Drive to Haapsalu
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Haapsalu, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Virtsu sadam, Ferry to Kuivastu sadam, Drive to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kuivastu sadam, Ferry to Virtsu sadam, Drive to Parnu
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Parnu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Cesis, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Bauska, Latvia
— 1 night
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Ventspils, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Nida, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Narva, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
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Haapsalu, Estonia

— 2 nights
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Explore hidden gems such as Haapsalu Castle and Haapsalu Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Haapsalu side-trips: Korgessaare (The Memorial to the Victims of the Estonia Disaster & Tahkuna Lighthouse) and Kassari Chapel (in Esikula). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Africa Beach and Promenade, examine the collection at Evald Okas Museum, view the masterpieces at Ilon's World of Wonders, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Haapsalu trip planner.

Boston, USA to Haapsalu is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Haapsalu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in August, things will get little chillier in Haapsalu: highs are around 68°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Saaremaa, Estonia

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saaremaa Museum and Angla Tuulikumägi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saaremaa: St Catherine’s Church (in Muhu) and Panga Cliff (in Panga).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saaremaa trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Haapsalu to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Parnu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parnu, Estonia

— 3 nights

Estonia's Summer Capital

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parnu Beach Promenade and Alpakafarm. When in Parnu, make a side trip to see Soomaa National Park in Viljandi, approximately Viljandi away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at The Parnu Jetty, get advice or help at Parnu Central Library, contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, and hike along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Parnu day trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Parnu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Parnu can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dzintari Forest Park and Vermanes Garden. Go for a jaunt from Riga to Jurmala to see Jomas iela about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, make a trip to Bremen Town Musicians, and take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Riga sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cesis, Latvia

— 3 nights
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gauja National Park and Gutman's Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Orthodox Church of Enlightenment (in Limbazi) and Sigulda (Old Sigulda Castle, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, walk around Vienkoci Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker, and make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cesis online road trip planner.

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bauska, Latvia

— 1 night
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. On the 2nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Bauskas Muzejs, examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, don't miss a visit to Mezotne Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Bauska Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bauska online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cesis to Bauska in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ventspils, Latvia

— 3 nights
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ventspils Beach and Venta Rapid Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventspils: Museum of the Kuldiga Region (in Kuldiga), Edole Castle (in Edole) and Slitere National Park (in Talsi). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order, admire the natural beauty at Renka Garden, get in on the family fun at Children Park Fantaziya, and head outdoors with Daba Laba - Day Adventures.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ventspils day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bauska to Ventspils in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Ventspils, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nida.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Nida, Lithuania

— 1 night
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nida Beach, get outside with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), and then identify plant and animal life at Nida Dunes.

Plan my day in Nida using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Nida takes 4.5 hours. September in Nida sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will leave for Palanga on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Nida

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palanga, Lithuania

— 3 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wet Weim Adventure and Palanga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palanga: Klaipeda (Klaipeda Old City, Pranas Domsaitis Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Birute Park, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, get in on the family fun at Dino parkas Radailiai, and make a trip to Sculpture Fisherman's Daughters.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palanga vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nida to Palanga takes 2 hours. In September in Palanga, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): shop like a local with Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas, browse the different shops at Akropolis, steep yourself in history at Sugihara House, then examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Devil's Museum, and finally look for gifts at kARTu.

You can plan Kaunas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Palanga to Kaunas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kaunas are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Bernardine Gardens. Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius attractions planner.

You can drive from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Tartu, Estonia

— 3 nights

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tartu Old City and University of Tartu. Change things up with these side-trips from Tartu: Lake Tamula Promenade (in Voru), Observation Tower on Suur Munamagi (in Haanja) and Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle (in Vana-Vastseliina). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at AHHAA Science Centre, admire the natural beauty at Tartu University Botanical Garden, ponder the design of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Johan Skytte.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tartu holiday planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Tartu in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Narva, Estonia

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oru Park and Puhtitsa Stavropegial Holy Dormition Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Toila (Toila Martsa Hiking Trail & Toila Harbour).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Narva route maker website.

You can drive from Tartu to Narva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Narva

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tallinn, Estonia

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Town Hall Pharmacy and Kadriorg Palace. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, make a trip to Long Street (Pikk tanav), and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tallinn online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Narva to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip