57 days in The Baltics Itinerary

57 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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57 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Tartu, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Parnu, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
11
Tallinn, Estonia
— 10 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tartu: Lake Tamula Promenade (in Voru), Otepaa Seikluspark (in Otepaa) and Mooska Farm and Smoke Sauna (in Haanja). see AHHAA Science Centre. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Tartu Old City, deepen your understanding at University of Tartu, explore the engaging exhibits at Tartu Toy Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Father and Son' sculpture.

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Helsinki, Finland to Tartu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Tartu

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mooska Farm and Smoke Sauna, Otepaa Seikluspark, Lake Tamula Promenade, Nature Trail of the Meenikunno Bog
Highlights from your plan
AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Estonian National Museum ©
Estonian National Museum

3
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigulda: Cesis (Ancient Jewellery Smithy, Cesis Medieval Castle, & more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle, get outside with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sigulda travel route site .

Drive from Tartu to Sigulda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Gauja National Park, The Secret Soviet Bunker
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). There's much more to do: make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga vacation builder .

Traveling by bus from Sigulda to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Vilnius tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vilnius when traveling from Riga in January, with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum

4
nights
Druskininkai, Lithuania

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Step out of Druskininkai to go to Alytus and see White Rose Bridge, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Grutas Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Druskonis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Druskininkai holiday planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kaunas.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

White Rose Bridge, Merkine Observation Tower
Highlights from your plan
Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Druskininkai Aquapark ©
Druskininkai Aquapark
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

5
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.
Kaunas is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaunas travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Druskininkai to Kaunas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Druskininkai to Kaunas due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Kaunas are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum ©
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort

5
nights
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Klaipeda side-trips: Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) (in Juodkrante), Silute (Vente Cape & Nemunas River Delta Regional Park) and Nida (Promedane of Nida & Thomas Mann Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum, make a trip to Sculpture Golden Mouse, and pause for some photo ops at Laukinis Vyras.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda day trip planner.

Getting from Kaunas to Klaipeda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Klaipeda can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Siauliai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nida, Silute, Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Laukinis Vyras ©
Laukinis Vyras

4
nights
Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Get out of town with these interesting Siauliai side-trips: Pakruojis Manor Living Museum (in Pakruojis), Birzai Castle (in Birzai) and Telsiai (Telsiai Cathedral & Mastis Lake). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, see the interesting displays at Photography Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Siauliai Cemetery, and head outdoors with Splius Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Siauliai trip planner .

You can take a train from Klaipeda to Siauliai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Siauliai are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Parnu.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Telsiai, Pakruojis Manor Living Museum, Birzai Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus ©
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
The Angel Museum ©
The Angel Museum

4
nights
Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Change things up with a short trip to Soomaa National Park in Viljandi (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Parnu Beach Promenade, cool off at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Parnu Transformation of Our Lord Church, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Raimond Valgre.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Parnu travel route planner .

You can drive from Siauliai to Parnu in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Siauliai in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -1°C in Parnu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Soomaa National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Room Escape Games
Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park

4
nights
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Change things up with these side-trips from Saaremaa: St Catherine’s Church (in Muhu), Panga Cliff (in Panga) and Tip of Sorve (in Torgu). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kuressaare Castle, pause for some photo ops at Suur Toll and Piret, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karja Catherine Church, and experience rural life at GoodKaarma OÜ.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saaremaa trip planner.

You can drive from Parnu to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saaremaa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panga Cliff, St Catherine’s Church, Karja Catherine Church, Tip of Sorve
Highlights from your plan
Kaali Meteorite Crater ©
Kaali Meteorite Crater
St Catherine’s Church ©
St Catherine’s Church
Karja Catherine Church ©
Karja Catherine Church

10
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.
Step out of Tallinn to go to Vihula and see Lahemaa rahvuspark, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and steep yourself in history at St. Olaf’s Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tallinn trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour