52 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

52 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 8 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
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Narva, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Tartu, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Viljandi, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Parnu, Estonia
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius visit planner.

London, UK to Vilnius is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Vilnius, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Druskininkai, Lithuania

— 3 nights
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sun) at Druskininkai Aquapark. There's lots more to do: stroll around Grutas Park, get outside with One Adventure Park, examine the collection at Girios Aidas, and explore the activities along Druskonis.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Druskininkai road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Druskininkai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 3 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.
Step out of Kaunas with an excursion to Panemunes Castle in Pilis--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, admire the natural beauty at Kaunas Botanical Garden, and look for gifts at kARTu.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kaunas route planning tool.

Getting from Druskininkai to Kaunas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Kaunas sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Klaipeda, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klaipeda: Juodkrante (Museum of Miniature Arts & Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)), Nida Cemetery (in Nida) and Ventes Rago Lighthouse (in Vente). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum, appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys), make a trip to Sculpture The Black Ghost, and explore the world behind art at Pranas Domsaitis Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Klaipeda trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Klaipeda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Riga.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale), Bauska (Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica & Bauska Castle) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and admire the striking features of Alberta Iela.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Klaipeda to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Riga are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Sigulda, Latvia

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sigulda: Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & ZINOO Cesis) and Saulkrasti (Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum & Saulkrasti Beach). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Car Across Gauja, expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker, and Head underground at Gutman's Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sigulda online tour planner.

You can drive from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Sigulda sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will leave for Tallinn on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tallinn, Estonia

— 8 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've added Kalev Chocolate Shop and Workshop, Tallinn Town Wall, Estonian Museum of Natural History, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallinn: Rakvere (Tarvas Sculpture, Rakvere Castle, &more) and Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tallinn sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sigulda to Tallinn by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sigulda in May since evenings lows in Tallinn dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Narva.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Narva, Estonia

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Narva Joesuu as well as Narva River Promenade.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Narva trip planning site.

You can drive from Tallinn to Narva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Tartu, Estonia

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luke Manor and Manor Park, Tagurpidi Maja, Tartu University Botanical Garden, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: try out the rides at AHHAA Science Centre, make a trip to Tartu Town Hall Square, see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at University of Tartu Natural History Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tartu attractions planner.

Getting from Narva to Tartu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Viljandi, Estonia

— 2 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Viljandi as well as Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Viljandi, step into the grandiose world of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, then stroll around Viljandi Lossipark, then take in the views from Viljandi Rope Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Viljandi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Viljandi tour website.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Viljandi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Parnu, Estonia

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parnu Beach Promenade, The Parnu Jetty and Red Tower. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Parnu Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Parnu trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Viljandi to Parnu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Parnu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Parnu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.