10 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

10 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
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Jurmala, Latvia
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Kuldiga, Latvia
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Liepaja, Latvia
— 1 night
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Plateliai, Lithuania
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Birstonas, Lithuania
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Varena, Lithuania
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Trakai, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Paluse, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Keila, Estonia
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Haapsalu, Estonia
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Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
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Saulkrasti, Latvia
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Cesis, Latvia
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Sigulda, Latvia
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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 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to House Of The Black Heads and then don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Riga attractions planner.

Athens, Greece to Riga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Riga hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jurmala.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Jurmala, Latvia

Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kemeri National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jurmala travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Jurmala in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Jurmala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Nature · Parks
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Kuldiga, Latvia

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuldiga trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Jurmala to Kuldiga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liepaja.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Liepaja, Latvia

— 1 night
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liepaja driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuldiga to Liepaja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Plateliai on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Museums
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Plateliai, Lithuania

Plateliai is a town in Samogitia, Lithuania. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Zemaitija Park Forest.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plateliai attractions planning website.

You can drive from Liepaja to Plateliai in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Plateliai

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Klaipeda, Lithuania

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plateliai to Klaipeda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kaunas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Klaipeda to Kaunas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Birstonas on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours
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Birstonas, Lithuania

Birštonas is a balneological resort and a spa town in Lithuania situated 30km south of Kaunas on the right bank of the Nemunas River. On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vytauto Kalnas and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Birstonas trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kaunas to Birstonas in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Birstonas, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Varena.

Things to do in Birstonas

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Varena, Lithuania

Varėna is a city in Dzūkija, Lithuania.HistoryThe town was founded in 1862 near the Warsaw – Saint Petersburg Railway, 4km south of Sena Varėna (Old Varėna). On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to The Pyramid of Merkine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Varena journey planner.

Getting from Birstonas to Varena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Varena can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Trakai.
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Trakai, Lithuania

— 1 night

Lake Town

Just west of Vilnius lies the lake resort and historical city of Trakai, famed for its fairy tale-like cityscape and the eclectic mix of communities that built it.
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Trakai trip maker app.

Drive from Varena to Trakai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Trakai are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Vilnius on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Trakai

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then visit Vilnius Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius road trip tool.

Drive from Trakai to Vilnius in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paluse.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paluse, Lithuania

— 1 night
Palūšė is a tourist village in the Aukštaitija National Park in eastern Lithuania. On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ladakalnis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Beekeeping, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture for Ignas and Lina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paluse St. Joseph's Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paluse road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Paluse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Paluse

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Tartu Old City and then ponder the design of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tartu online tour planner.

Getting from Paluse to Tartu by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Tartu

Neighborhoods
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn journey planner.

You can drive from Tartu to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Keila.

Things to do in Tallinn

Neighborhoods
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Keila, Estonia

On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Nature Trail in Keila Joa Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Keila Waterfall.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Keila itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tallinn to Keila in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Keila sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Keila

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Africa Beach and Promenade.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Haapsalu road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Keila to Haapsalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Haapsalu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites
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Parnu, Estonia

— 1 night

Estonia's Summer Capital

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Parnu online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Haapsalu to Parnu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Saulkrasti on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Saulkrasti, Latvia

Saulkrasti is a town in Latvia, which lies on the east coast of Gulf of Riga. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Munchhausen Landgut Dunte and then head outdoors with White Dune.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saulkrasti trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parnu to Saulkrasti in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saulkrasti are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cesis.

Things to do in Saulkrasti

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Cesis, Latvia

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John’s Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesis trip planner.

You can drive from Saulkrasti to Cesis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites
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Sigulda, Latvia

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. For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigulda road trip planning site.

Sigulda is just a stone's throw from Cesis. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Estonia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.