32 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

32 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Jelgava (Jelgava Palace & St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral) and Art Studio 'Inner Light' (in Jurmala). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, get outside with Jurmala Beach, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Riga journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Riga is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Riga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get a bit warmer in Riga: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip tool.

Getting from Riga to Vilnius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaunas side-trips: Druskininkai (Ratnycele Sculpture, Grutas Park, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort, take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), walk around Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park, and visit Old Town Kaunas.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Druskininkai
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery
Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park

4
nights
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Klaipeda side-trips: The Dead Dunes (in Pervalka) and Juodkrante (Museum of Miniature Arts & Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Curonian Spit National Park, make a trip to Klaipeda Old City, see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Pranas Domsaitis Gallery.

Before you visit Klaipeda, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Klaipeda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Kaunas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Klaipeda, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Juodkrante, The Dead Dunes
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Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Klaipeda Old City ©
Klaipeda Old City

3
nights
Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigulda: Cesis Medieval Castle (in Cesis), Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti) and Veczemju Klintis (in Salacgriva). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, Head underground at Gutman's Cave, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sigulda trip itinerary website.

Drive from Klaipeda to Sigulda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tallinn.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis Medieval Castle, Saulkrasti Beach, Veczemju Klintis, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

8
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.
Step out of Tallinn with an excursion to Lahemaa rahvuspark in Vihasoo--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tallinn day trip planner.

Getting from Sigulda to Tallinn by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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