9 days in The Baltics Itinerary

9 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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9 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tallinn travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Tallinn. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Tallinn to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

3
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Riga road trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

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Getting from Riga to Vilnius by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

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

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