9 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

9 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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9 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kernave Mounds, steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Casimir, then take in the exciting artwork at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum (The Green House), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vingis Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Vilnius is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Vilnius is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in November: high temperatures in Vilnius hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kernave Mounds
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2
nights
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Sugihara House, don't miss a visit to Ninth Fort, then brush up on your military savvy at Atomic KGB Bunker, then see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ's Resurrection Church, admire the landmark architecture of Kaunas Town Hall, then examine the collection at Kaunas City Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kaunas day trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Kaunas is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Kaunas is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect nights in Kaunas to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum ©
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

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 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, take an in-depth tour of Peter the Great House Museum, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Legends, take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, view the masterpieces at The Little Red House Design Store, see the interesting displays at Great Guild Hall, then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Estonian Health Care Museum, and finally examine the collection at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tallinn holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Kaunas to Tallinn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Tallinn sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kadriorg Palace ©
Kadriorg Palace
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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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 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Riga Stock Exchange Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga) and then explore the striking landscape of Kemeri National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Riga online visit planner .

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Riga, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Holy Trinity Church
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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