15 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

15 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

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15 days in Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Tallinn, Estonia
train:  2​h 45​min
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Narva, Estonia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cesis, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Jurmala, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kuldiga, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Nida, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Trakai, Lithuania
— 1 night
train:  45​min
12
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Rundale, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
End: Tallinn, Estonia

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Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
On the 1st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Narva road trip planning website .

Tallinn to Narva is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites
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Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral ©

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Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the local landmark of The Kissing Students fountain, then take a stroll through Tartu Old City, and then look and learn at AHHAA Science Centre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tartu online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Narva to Tartu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cesis.

Things to do in Tartu

Childrens Museums Theme Parks Museums
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
The Kissing Students fountain ©
The Kissing Students fountain

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Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, then stroll around May Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cesis travel planner .

Getting from Tartu to Cesis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cesis are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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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 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, then get outside with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigulda online holiday planner .

Sigulda is just a stone's throw from Cesis. In August, daytime highs in Sigulda are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then stop by Dzenis Amber, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

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Traveling by bus from Sigulda to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jurmala.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Jomas iela, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Jurmala trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Riga to Jurmala in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jurmala are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Jomas iela ©
Jomas iela

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Kuldiga, Latvia

Kuldiga ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Abandoned Military Town, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Kuldiga Region, then take in the dramatic scenery at Venta Rapid Waterfall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edole Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuldiga online route planner .

Traveling by car from Jurmala to Kuldiga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuldiga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Nida.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Abandoned Military Town, Edole Castle
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Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Museum of the Kuldiga Region ©
Museum of the Kuldiga Region

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Nida, Lithuania

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. On the 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, head outdoors with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nida travel route planner .

You can drive from Kuldiga to Nida in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Nida

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Curonian Spit National Park, Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) ©
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)
Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum ©
Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum

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Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Siauliai Ausros Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Siauliai Cemetery.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nida to Siauliai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Siauliai are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Museums
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Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

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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 10th (Mon), take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas, and then take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaunas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Siauliai to Kaunas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trakai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas
Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) ©
Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard)
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum ©
Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

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Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angelu Kalva, contemplate the long history of Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace), and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Trakai trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Trakai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Trakai, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Trakai

Museums Historic Sites
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Angelu Kalva ©
Angelu Kalva

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, and finally examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius attractions tool .

Take a train from Trakai to Vilnius in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rundale.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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Rundale, Latvia

Rundale ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Rundale Palace and then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rundale trip planner .

Getting from Vilnius to Rundale by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rundale are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Parnu.

Things to do in Rundale

Museums

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Rundale Palace ©
Rundale Palace

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Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Riisa Trail, then hike along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, then tee off at Parnu Bay Golf Links, and finally kick back and relax at Parnu Beach Promenade.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Parnu online tour planner .

Drive from Rundale to Parnu in 3.5 hours. August in Parnu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tallinn.

Things to do in Parnu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Parnu Bay Golf Links, Riisa Trail, Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail ©
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
Parnu Bay Golf Links ©
Parnu Bay Golf Links

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planning site .

You can drive from Parnu to Tallinn in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tallinn when traveling from Parnu in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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