5 days in The Baltics Itinerary

5 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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5 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Rokiskis, Lithuania
Drive:  5​h
1
Jurmala, Latvia
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Sigulda, Latvia
— Few hours
ferry:  12​h 30​min
4
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Narva, Estonia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Rokiskis, Lithuania

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Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmala Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jurmala trip planning site .

Rokiskis, Lithuania to Jurmala is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Riga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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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.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip app .

Getting from Jurmala to Riga by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Sigulda on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Riga

Tours Parks Outdoors

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Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cable Car Across Gauja.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigulda trip planner .

You can take a bus from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Saaremaa.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature
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Cable Car Across Gauja ©
Cable Car Across Gauja

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Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kaali Meteorite Crater, get engrossed in the history at Kuressaare Castle, and then appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saaremaa road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sigulda to Saaremaa. In September in Saaremaa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Kaali Meteorite Crater ©
Kaali Meteorite Crater
Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Suur Toll and Piret ©
Suur Toll and Piret

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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.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tallinn tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Saaremaa to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off toNarva.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

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Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Narva Joesuu, pause for some serene contemplation at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Narva Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Narva vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tallinn to Narva by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Narva Joesuu ©
Narva Joesuu
Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral ©
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): ponder the design of The Kissing Students fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tartu trip planner .

Drive from Narva to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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The Kissing Students fountain ©
The Kissing Students fountain

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