9 days in The Baltics Itinerary

9 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Baltics trip planner

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 1 night

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 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip maker tool.

Manchester, UK to Vilnius is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 1 night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to Ninth Fort, get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Plan my day in Kaunas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Vilnius to Kaunas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kaunas sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Latvian Railway History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Tartu, Estonia

— 1 night

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, wander the streets of Tartu Old City, then contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum.

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

Drive from Riga to Tartu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
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.
Kadriorg Palace and Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Toompea Hill and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, stop by Rotermann Quarter, see the interesting displays at Niguliste Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip planning site.

You can drive from Tartu to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife