29 days in Belarus & The Baltics Itinerary

29 days in Belarus & The Baltics Itinerary

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Start: Naples, Italy
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cesis, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Bauska, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Trakai, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
12
Nesvizh, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Navahradak, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Halsany, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Naples, Italy

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nights
Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
On the 16th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret, explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Angla Tuulikumägi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaali Meteorite Crater.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saaremaa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Naples, Italy to Saaremaa is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Naples to Saaremaa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Naples in May, with highs in Saaremaa at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Angla Tuulikumägi ©
Angla Tuulikumägi
Kaali Meteorite Crater ©
Kaali Meteorite Crater

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tallinn Old Town and St. Olaf’s Church. Popular historic sites such as Toompea Hill and Tallinn Town Wall are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, enjoy breathtaking views from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tallinn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tallinn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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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.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Nativity of Christ Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, stroll through Vermanes Garden, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and step into the grandiose world of Riga Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Riga tour planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Riga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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nights
Cesis, Latvia

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, contemplate the long history of Old Brewery, then walk around May Park, then explore the striking landscape at Sietiniezis Rock, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cesis, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Valmiera
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Araishi wind mill ©
Araishi wind mill
St. John’s Church ©
St. John’s Church

1
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. To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigulda holiday planner.

Sigulda is just a short distance from Cesis. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave

1
night
Bauska, Latvia

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mezotne Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Bauska Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bauskas Muzejs.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bauska trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sigulda to Bauska by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bauska sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rundāle Palace, Mezotne Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle
Bauskas Muzejs ©
Bauskas Muzejs

1
night
Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. On the 29th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Siauliai Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, and finally don't miss a visit to Sundial Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Siauliai trip builder site.

Getting from Bauska to Siauliai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Museums
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Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus ©
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then make a trip to Ninth Fort, then examine the collection at Devil's Museum, and finally take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siauliai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trakai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) ©
Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard)

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nights
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 31st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Angelu Kalva, see the interesting displays at Karaim Ethnographic exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kenesa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trakai Orthodox Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Chapel of St. John Nepomuk, admire the landmark architecture of Old Post Office, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace), then take in the dramatic natural features at Kernave Mounds, and finally take an in-depth tour of Reconstruction of the 13th and 14th Century Craftsmen's Yards in Kernavė.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Trakai travel route site.

Getting from Kaunas to Trakai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Trakai

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Kernave
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Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God ©
Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace) ©
Angelu Kalva ©
Angelu Kalva

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, wander the streets of Uzupis, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by train from Trakai to Vilnius takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vilnius sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mir.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

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

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nights
Mir, Belarus

Mir ©
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Sula History Park-Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, and then step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Fire Department, examine the collection at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment, then admire the striking features of Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mir trip planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Mir by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Vilnius to Mir, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Mir sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Mir

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baranovichi, Sula History Park-Museum, Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, St. Joseph's Church
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Sula History Park-Museum ©
Sula History Park-Museum
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment ©
Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment

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nights
Nesvizh, Belarus

Nesvizh ©
The birthplace of many renowned poets and authors like Yakub Kolas and Kumza Chorny, Nesvizh (referred to as a memorial city), celebrates a long and rich history in the arts.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, explore the galleries of Nesvizh Castle, steep yourself in history at Zamkovaya Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then admire the landmark architecture of Slutskiye Gates, and finally don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Nesvizh trip tool.

Nesvizh is just a short distance from Mir. In June, daily temperatures in Nesvizh can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Navahradak.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of St. John The Baptist, Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh
Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy ©
Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy

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Navahradak, Belarus

Navahradak ©
On the 8th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Zamkovaya, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration, then take an in-depth tour of Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Navahrudak Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Navahradak trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nesvizh to Navahradak takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Navahradak

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Navahrudak Castle ©
Navahrudak Castle

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, take a stroll through Upper City, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk, then explore the world behind art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Victory Square, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, appreciate the history behind Crying Guardian Angel, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then head outdoors with Trinity Hill, and finally get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Navahradak to Minsk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Halsany.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena
Holy Spirit Cathedral ©
Holy Spirit Cathedral

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Halsany, Belarus

Halsany ©
You've now added Halshany Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Trinity, then step into the grandiose world of Kreva Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Halshany Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church.

Find out how to plan Halsany trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Halsany takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Halsany

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kreva Castle, Church of Holy Trinity
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Church of Holy Trinity ©
Church of Holy Trinity
Halshany Castle ©
Halshany Castle
Kreva Castle ©
Kreva Castle

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