13 days in Latvia, Vilnius & Kaunas Itinerary

13 days in Latvia, Vilnius & Kaunas Itinerary

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Jurmala, Latvia
— 2 nights
2
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
3
Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
5
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights

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Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Studio 'Inner Light' and Summer House and Garden Complex of Kristaps and Auguste Morbergs. Get out of town with these interesting Jurmala side-trips: Tervete (Tervetes Taurini, Tervete Nature Park, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Jurmala Beach, stroll around Ragakapa Nature Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jurmala visit planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Jurmala is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Jurmala is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tervete
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Art Studio 'Inner Light' ©
Art Studio 'Inner Light'

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Riga Motormuseum. Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Bauska (Bauska Town Hall & Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Riga online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jurmala to Riga in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bauska, Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Aerodium Sigulda, thenidentify plant and animal life at Velnalas klintis un Velna ala, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape at Raganu katls.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sigulda trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Riga to Sigulda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Sigulda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Velnalas klintis un Velna ala ©
Velnalas klintis un Velna ala
Raganu katls ©
Raganu katls

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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.
Trakai Island Castle Museum and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gediminas Castle Tower and Uzupis. Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Kenesa & Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, get great views at PuckoriU Atodanga, and take in the exciting artwork at Vitrazo Manufaktura.

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Getting from Sigulda to Vilnius by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Atomic KGB Bunker, thenidentify plant and animal life at Aleksotas Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, identify plant and animal life at Vytauto Kalnas, thenexplore the galleries of Sugihara House, thensee the interesting displays at Devil's Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kaunas day trip app.

Getting from Vilnius to Kaunas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Birstonas
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National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum ©
National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle

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