7 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

7 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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7 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  7​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trakai Island Castle Museum as well as Uzupis. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, then take a stroll through Uzupis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses and then explore the galleries of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius online vacation planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Vilnius is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Vilnius, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Vilnius to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn

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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

3
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.
You've now added Viru Square to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Viru Square, don't miss a visit to St. Catherine's Passage, then take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, then don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and finally steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn road trip planner .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tallinn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats

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