7 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

7 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

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7 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  17​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vingis Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vilnil. Museum of illusions and Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard). Step out of Vilnius to go to Kaunas and see Kaunas Castle, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Presidential Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sts. Peter & Paul's Church (Sv. Apastalu Petro ir Povilo Baznycia).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Vilnius is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Vilnius is minus 3 hours. In May, Vilnius is cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kaunas, Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga). Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga online vacation planner .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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