42 days in The Baltics Itinerary

42 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Baltics attractions planner
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 7 nights
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Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 6 nights
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Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 7 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia — 7 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn sightseeing site.

Seoul, South Korea to Tallinn is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Tallinn is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect nights in Tallinn to be colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tartu.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 10:

Tartu, Estonia — 2 nights

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 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden, stop by Tartu Old City, then deepen your understanding at University of Tartu, and finally ponder the design of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Estonian National Museum, then engage your brain at AHHAA Science Centre, and then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Bronze Pig.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tartu trip planning website.

Drive from Tallinn to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vilnius.
Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Vilnius, Lithuania — 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Trakai (Kenesa & Trakai Island Castle Museum). 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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tartu to Vilnius in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Druskininkai.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Druskininkai, Lithuania — 4 nights

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Explore Druskininkai's surroundings by going to Alytus (White Rose Bridge & Alytaus Miesto Parkas). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Dzūkija National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Grutas Park, hit the slopes at Snow Arena, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary's Scapular.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Druskininkai trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Kaunas, Lithuania — 5 nights

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.
Kaunas is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, contemplate the long history of Kaunas Town Hall, don't miss a visit to Ninth Fort, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kaunas vacation planner.

Drive from Druskininkai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Kaunas are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Klaipeda.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Klaipeda, Lithuania — 2 nights

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Annchen von Tharau Denkmal, make a trip to Meridianas, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Golden Mouse, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Black Ghost. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Akropolis, make a trip to Hill of Witches, then see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Cat Klaipedis.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Klaipeda trip maker tool.

Getting from Kaunas to Klaipeda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Klaipeda, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palanga.
Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Palanga, Lithuania — 3 nights

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Palanga side-trips: Plateliai (Zemaitija Park Forest & Cold War Museum). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Birute Park, take an in-depth tour of Kretinga Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and kick back and relax at Palanga Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palanga trip builder.

Palanga is just a stone's throw from Klaipeda. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigulda.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Sigulda, Latvia — 4 nights

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sigulda: Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & St. John’s Church). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Cable Car Across Gauja. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, get great views at Keizarkresls un keizarskats, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave.

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Traveling by car from Palanga to Sigulda takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Riga, Latvia — 7 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Riga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13: