23 days in Lithuania, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

23 days in Lithuania, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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23 days in Lithuania, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Palanga, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk) and Old Town Kaunas (in Kaunas). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), wander the streets of Uzupis, and take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius travel itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Vilnius is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bristol to Vilnius, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trakai, Old Town Kaunas
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

3
nights
Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palanga: Museum of Miniature Arts (in Juodkrante) and Klaipeda (Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuanian Sea Museum, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, stroll around Birute's Hill, and make a trip to Kurzal.

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

You can drive from Vilnius to Palanga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Palanga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Klaipeda, Museum of Miniature Arts
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Birute Park ©
Birute Park
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum

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.
When in Riga, make a side trip to see Rundāle Palace in Pilsrundale, approximately Pilsrundale away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Riga trip app .

Traveling by car from Palanga to Riga takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and make a trip to Tallinna Teletorn.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn vacation planner.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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