7 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

7 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

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7 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Palanga, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cesis, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Jyvaskyla, Finland


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1
night
Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naglis mountain, stroll through Palanga Beach, then walk around Birute's Hill, then examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, and finally walk around Birute Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palanga trip itinerary maker website .

Jyvaskyla, Finland to Palanga is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also fly. In October, Palanga is somewhat warmer than Jyvaskyla - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach
Birute's Hill ©
Birute's Hill
Birute Park ©
Birute Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Palanga to Vilnius takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Vilnius sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©
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 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kemeri National Park, then take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, then stop by Dzenis Amber, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally stroll through Vermanes Garden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Riga sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

2
nights
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, then stroll around Maiskiy Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker and then head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesis planner .

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gauja National Park, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, The Secret Soviet Bunker
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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