11 days in Riga, Vilnius & Tallinn Itinerary

11 days in Riga, Vilnius & Tallinn Itinerary

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11 days in Riga, Vilnius & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Athens, Greece

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.
Kids will enjoy Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

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

Athens, Greece to Riga is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Riga hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

4
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.
When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, wander the streets of Uzupis, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vilnius are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

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
Toy museum ©
Toy museum
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Tallinn Zoo and Marzipana Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Stroomi Beach, and wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn travel route planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Tallinn by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vilnius in April: highs in Tallinn hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Zoo ©
Tallinn Zoo
Energy Discovery Centre ©
Energy Discovery Centre

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