7 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

7 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

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7 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

Start: Bratislava, Slovakia
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: Bratislava, Slovakia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, and finally steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Pirita, then admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tallinn trip planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Tallinn is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Tallinn is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in September; daily highs in Tallinn reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Kadriorg Palace ©
Kadriorg Palace
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga travel planning website .

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Riga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Livu Square ©
Livu Square
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then shop like a local with Gediminas Avenue, and finally see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©

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