9 days in Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

9 days in Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights


Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Step out of Riga with an excursion to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, test your team's savvy at Find Exit, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary builder site.

Cusco, Peru to Riga is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Cusco, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Riga, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, make a trip to Vilnius TV Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and look for gifts at Senamiesčio krautuvė.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Riga to Vilnius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. February in Vilnius sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Latvia travel guide

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.

Lithuania travel guide

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.