14 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

14 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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14 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Chicago, United States

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Kaunas Castle (in Kaunas) and Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, appreciate the history behind Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning site .

Chicago, USA to Vilnius is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
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, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, and admire the striking features of House of the Black Heads.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala Beach, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

5
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, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn road trip planner .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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