33 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

33 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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33 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Larnaca, Cyprus
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tartu, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bauska, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Riga, Latvia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Larnaca, Cyprus

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Visit Kumu Art Museum and Tallinn Town Wall for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn day trip planning tool .

Larnaca, Cyprus to Tallinn is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Larnaca in December, plan for colder days in Tallinn, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

4
nights
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.
AHHAA Science Centre and Estonian Road Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Estonian Print & Paper Museum and Saatse Seto Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Tartu: Seto Farm Museum (in Varska), Obinitsa Seto Museum (in Meremae) and Alatskivi Castle (vald) (in Alatskivi). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Estonian National Museum, get a new perspective on nature at University of Tartu Natural History Museum, and make a trip to The Kissing Students fountain.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tartu online vacation maker .

You can take a train from Tallinn to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Varska, Obinitsa Museum, Estonian Road Museum, Alatskivi Castle (vald)
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Estonian Road Museum ©
Estonian Road Museum
Obinitsa Museum ©
Obinitsa Museum

2
nights
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. On the 16th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turaida Lutheran Church, and finally examine the collection at Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John’s Church, explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, then steep yourself in history at Ungurmuiza Manor, then don't miss a visit to Krimulda estate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sigulda trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tartu to Sigulda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cesis, Ungurmuiza Manor, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle

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 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bauska Town Hall, take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Bauska Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica, and finally examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bauska online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sigulda to Bauska by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Bauska, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle

3
nights
Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pakruojis Manor Living Museum and Joniskis Basketball Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas and Church of Our Lady of the Angels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siauliai: Shrine of Our Lady of Siluva (in Siluva) and Telsiai Cathedral (in Telsiai). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Angel Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siauliai road trip tool .

You can drive from Bauska to Siauliai in 1.5 hours. In December in Siauliai, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joniskis Basketball Museum, Pakruojis Manor Living Museum, Telsiai Cathedral, Shrine of Our Lady of Siluva, Church of Our Lady of the Angels
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The Angel Museum ©
The Angel Museum
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Telsiai Cathedral ©
Telsiai Cathedral

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kaunas Castle and Pazaislis Monastery are in your itinerary. Ninth Fort and Panemunes Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Raudondvaris Dvaras, learn about all things military at Atomic KGB Bunker, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siauliai to Kaunas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panemunes Castle, Raudondvaris Dvaras
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Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery

5
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.
Visit St. Anne's Church and Gate of Dawn for their historical value. Let the collections at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gediminas Castle Tower capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and get engrossed in the history at National musem of Lithuania.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius day trip website .

You can take a train from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

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
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Church and Nativity of Christ Cathedral are in your itinerary. Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 4th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, admire the striking features of House of the Black Heads, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Riga day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Jurmala Beach
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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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