8 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

8 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  5 h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik and Town Hall Pharmacy. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Long Street (Pikk tanav), enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tallinn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Tallinn reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav) ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav)

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 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Panorama Riga Observation Deck, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pilsetas kanals.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riga online road trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Vermanes Garden ©
Vermanes Garden

2
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boastsĀ an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, thenmake a trip to Castle Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, thenstroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), thenwander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius sightseeing planner.

Getting from Riga to Vilnius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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