Route & dates
8 days in The Baltics Itinerary
Start: Athens, Greece
Fly: 6h 30min
Tallinn, Estonia— 3 nights
Fly: 2h 45min
Riga, Latvia— 2 nights
Fly: 2h 45min
Vilnius, Lithuania— 2 nights
End: Athens, Greece
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.Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, and examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn road trip planning app .
Athens, Greece to Tallinn is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in November: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Riga.
Things to do in Tallinn
Paris of the North
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 14th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads.
For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Riga road trip website .
Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.
Things to do in Riga
Jerusalem of Lithuania
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.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and finally examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius holiday builder site .
Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Vilnius
Trakai Island Castle Museum
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