22 days in The Baltics Itinerary

22 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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22 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Haapsalu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Liepaja, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Palanga, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Toompea Hill and Town Hall Pharmacy for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tallinn travel planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tallinn is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Great Guild Hall ©
Great Guild Hall
Kadriorg Palace ©
Kadriorg Palace
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

1
night
Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Noarootsi Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Africa Beach and Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Haapsalu Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haapsalu Old Town.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Haapsalu driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Tallinn to Haapsalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Agosto, daytime highs in Haapsalu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noarootsi Church
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Africa Beach and Promenade ©
Africa Beach and Promenade
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle
Noarootsi Church ©
Noarootsi Church

1
night
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret, then step into the grandiose world of Saaremaa Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, and finally stroll around Kuressaare Town Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Saaremaa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Haapsalu to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. In Agosto, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Suur Toll and Piret ©
Suur Toll and Piret

3
nights
Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tartu Old City and AHHAA Science Centre. Visit Tartu Town Hall Square and St Paul’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, ponder the design of The Kissing Students fountain, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Bronze Pig, and view the masterpieces at Estonian Print & Paper Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tartu using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tartu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Estonian National Museum ©
Estonian National Museum
Estonian Print & Paper Museum ©
Estonian Print & Paper Museum

1
night
Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, then steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Make your Liepaja itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Liepaja takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in Setembro, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Palanga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites
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Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison

1
night
Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Palanga Beach, stroll around Birute Park, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birute's Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palanga trip planning tool.

You can drive from Liepaja to Palanga in an hour. Setembro in Palanga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda
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Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum
Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda ©
Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda
Birute Park ©
Birute Park

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 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, browse the different shops at Akropolis, explore the galleries of Sugihara House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ's Resurrection Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Atomic KGB Bunker.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kaunas itinerary planner.

Getting from Palanga to Kaunas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In Setembro, daytime highs in Kaunas are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilnil. Museum of illusions and Church of St. Casimir. Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Vilnius to go to Trakai and see Trakai Island Castle Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, make a trip to St John's church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius day trip website.

Getting from Kaunas to Vilnius by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In Setembro, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rundāle Palace and Riga Motormuseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Latvian National Museum Of Art and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Change things up with these side-trips from Riga: Cesis (May Park, Cesis Medieval Castle, &more), Bauska (Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica & Bauska Town Hall) and Rundale Palace (in Rundale). The adventure continues: walk around Vermanes Garden, admire the striking features of Riga Stock Exchange Building, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Roland.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Riga online vacation planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In Setembro, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cesis, Bauska, Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum

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