8 days in Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

8 days in Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

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1
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Rundāle Palace and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vermanes Garden and Cesis Medieval Castle. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, walk around Dzintari Forest Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Riga holiday planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Riga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Riga is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Riga to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dzintari Forest Park, Rundāle Palace, Gauja National Park, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania. Let the collections at Holocaust Museum (The Green House) and Gediminas Castle Tower capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Vilnius, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Holocaust Museum (The Green House) ©
Holocaust Museum (The Green House)
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania

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