12 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

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12 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palanga, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Cesis, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
6
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Narva, Estonia
— 1 night
8
Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
10
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Casimir.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vilnius journey site .

Brussels, Belgium to Vilnius is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa
Church of St. Casimir ©
Church of St. Casimir

1
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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 3rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Ninth Fort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaunas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery

1
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Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Palanga Beach, admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, then examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Birute's Hill, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Golden Mouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palanga online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Palanga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cesis.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sculpture Golden Mouse
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Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach
Birute's Hill ©
Birute's Hill
Birute Park ©
Birute Park

1
night
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 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Ieriku Dzirnavas, deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker, learn about winemaking at Ligatne Winery, make a trip to Rozu Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John’s Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cesis online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palanga to Cesis. In July, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ligatne, Ieriku Dzirnavas
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
St. John’s Church ©
St. John’s Church
The Secret Soviet Bunker ©
The Secret Soviet Bunker

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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 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Vermanes Garden, admire the striking features of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, walk around Dzintari Forest Park, explore the activities along Pilsetas kanals, then see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, and finally admire the striking features of Riga Stock Exchange Building.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Cesis to Riga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Vermanes Garden ©
Vermanes Garden
Pilsetas kanals ©
Pilsetas kanals

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Kissing Students fountain and then see the sky in a new way at AHHAA Science Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tartu travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Riga to Tartu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

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

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night
Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
On the 8th (Mon), cool off at Narva Joesuu, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narva River Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Swedish Lion, then steep yourself in history at Fama Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Narva trip maker site .

Drive from Tartu to Narva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Narva

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
Fama Centre ©
Fama Centre
Narva River Promenade ©
Narva River Promenade

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Parnu Beach Playground, stroll through Parnu Beach Promenade, then contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, and finally contemplate the long history of Blacksmiths Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Parnu trip planner .

You can drive from Narva to Parnu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Parnu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Parnu Beach Playground ©
Parnu Beach Playground

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Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Angla Tuulikumägi, stroll around Kuressaare Town Park, step into the grandiose world of Saaremaa Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, then steep yourself in history at Trahter Veski, and finally appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saaremaa trip planner.

You can drive from Parnu to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Parnu in July, Saaremaa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Angla Tuulikumägi ©
Angla Tuulikumägi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Keila Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, take a stroll through Rotermann Quarter, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Viru Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, make a trip to Long Street (Pikk tanav), contemplate the long history of Tallinn Legends, then get great views at Patkuli Viewing Platform, and finally examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum.

Discover how to plan a Tallinn trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Saaremaa to Tallinn by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Keila Waterfall
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Keila Waterfall ©
Keila Waterfall
Tallinn Legends ©
Tallinn Legends

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