11 days in Riga Region, Tallinn & St. Petersburg Itinerary

11 days in Riga Region, Tallinn & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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11 days in Riga Region, Tallinn & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga and then don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Riga trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Riga is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Riga. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in June: highs in Riga hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oleviste Church, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Town Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dome Church / St. Mary's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tallinn are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get some historical perspective at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russian Museum and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Palace Square
Palace Square
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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