60 days in The Baltics Itinerary

60 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Baltics journey planner

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 9 nights
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Rakvere, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Tartu, Estonia
— 5 nights
Train to Ülemiste, Fly to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kuivastu, Ferry to Virtsu, Drive to Parnu
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Parnu, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 10 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 8 nights
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Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 9 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 discover tucked-away gems like Long Street (Pikk tanav) and Rotermann Quarter. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, pause for some photo ops at Russalka Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church, and make a trip to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary tool.

Oslo, Norway to Tallinn is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Tallinn is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Rakvere, Estonia

— 5 nights
Rakvere is a town in northern Estonia and the county seat of Lääne-Viru County, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland.HistoryThe earliest signs of human settlement dating back to the 3rd–5th centuries AD have been found on the present theatre hill. Explore hidden gems such as Oru Park and Rakvere Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Rakvere: Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo), Narva (Wedding Tree, Narva Castle, &more) and Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa (in Vihula). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum, cool off at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasmu Chapel, and pause for some photo ops at Tarvas Sculpture.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rakvere trip planner.

Drive from Tallinn to Rakvere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rakvere are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tartu, Estonia

— 5 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 discover tucked-away gems like Tartu Old City and University of Tartu. Change things up with a short trip to Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle in Viljandi (about 1h 5 min away). categoryPhrases.sentence.. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Estonian Print & Paper Museum, and see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Tartu holiday maker site.

Drive from Rakvere to Tartu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saaremaa, Estonia

— 6 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuressaare Castle and Saaremaa Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Muhu (Eemu Windmill & Muhu Jaanalind).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saaremaa trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tartu to Saaremaa by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Parnu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Parnu, Estonia

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parnu Beach Promenade and Prison Escape. Venture out of the city with trips to Haapsalu (Railway and Communication Museum, Haapsalu Old Town, &more). Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on Wilderness Experiences in Soomaa National Park. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at The Parnu Jetty, admire the masterpieces at Museum of New Art, make a splash at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Parnu Beach Playground.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Parnu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Parnu when traveling from Saaremaa in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Riga, Latvia

— 10 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dzintari Forest Park and Pilsetas kanals. Venture out of the city with trips to Ligatne Winery (in Ligatne), Jurmala (Kemeri National Park & Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS) and Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & St. John’s Church). There's much more to do: walk around Bastejkalna Park, take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Riga trip planner.

Getting from Parnu to Riga by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Parnu in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Riga, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 8 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 Spas and Church of St. Theresa. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas), take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Catherine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Druskininkai, Lithuania

— 4 nights
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musical Fountain and Grutas Park. Get out of town with these interesting Druskininkai side-trips: Simnas Church (in Simnas), Alytus (Sv. Angelu sargu baznycia & Angel of Freedom) and Monument for Vytautas the Great (in Perloja). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with One Adventure Park, relax and rejuvenate at East Island SPA centre DRUSKININKAI, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted, and enjoy breathtaking views from Merkine Observation Tower.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Druskininkai road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Druskininkai takes 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. July in Druskininkai sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Sugihara House. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Kaunas Town Hall, make a trip to Ninth Fort, and get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kaunas online route planner.

Getting from Druskininkai to Kaunas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palanga, Lithuania

— 2 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): go for a walk through Musical fountain, get outside with Palanga Beach, admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, then examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, and finally stroll around Birute's Hill. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Akropolis, don't miss a visit to Meridianas, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture The Black Ghost, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palanga holiday planner.

You can drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip