12 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

12 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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12 days in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Brussels, Belgium

2
days
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 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) and then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Casimir's Church (Sv. Kazimiero Baznycia), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius day trip planning tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Vilnius is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Riga.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

4
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils) and Tervete Nature Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vermanes Garden and Old City Riga (Vecriga). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, examine the collection at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Riga day trip app .

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dzintari Forest Park, Tervete Nature Park, Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

5
days
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 some cultural insight at Toompea Hill and Haapsalu Old Town. Explore hidden gems such as Haapsalu Castle and Pirita. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, examine the collection at Niguliste Museum, explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace, and wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn route website .

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

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Haapsalu
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ©
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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