15 days in The Baltics Itinerary

15 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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15 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Haapsalu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
5
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Visit Toompea Hill and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Oleviste Church, steep yourself in history at Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster), and make a trip to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary maker app .

Vancouver, Canada to Tallinn is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Tallinn, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tallinn when traveling from Vancouver in June, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

1
night
Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Africa Beach and Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church, then examine the collection at Haapsalu Shawl Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Haapsalu Old Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Haapsalu Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Haapsalu trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Tallinn to Haapsalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Haapsalu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites Museums
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Haapsalu Old Town ©
Haapsalu Old Town
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle
Africa Beach and Promenade ©
Africa Beach and Promenade

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square, then take a stroll through Tartu Old City, then admire the natural beauty at Tartu University Botanical Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Tartu Toy Museum. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at AHHAA Science Centre.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tartu trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Haapsalu to Tartu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Tartu Town Hall Square ©
Tartu Town Hall Square
Tartu Toy Museum ©
Tartu Toy Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pareizticico katedrale, then admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden, then make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, see the interesting displays at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square.

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Getting from Tartu to Riga by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Kaunas.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vermanes Garden ©
Vermanes Garden
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Livu Square ©
Livu Square

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Kaunas Town Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum for the Blind, examine the collection at Sugihara House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ's Resurrection Church, then examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas trip builder .

You can take a bus from Riga to Kaunas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

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

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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.
Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Ponary cmentarz will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) and Vilnil. Museum of illusions. Step out of Vilnius to go to Trakai and see Trakai Island Castle Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, and examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa
Ponary cmentarz ©
Ponary cmentarz

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