5 days in Tartu, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

5 days in Tartu, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

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Tartu, Estonia
— Few hours
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Riga, Latvia
— Few hours
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Tartu Old City.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tartu trip maker site.

Narva to Tartu is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Riga holiday planner.

Drive from Tartu to Riga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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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.
Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Vilnius, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

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

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