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

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

2
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.
Bernardine Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), then admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, and finally take a stroll through Gediminas Avenue.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Vilnius online trip itinerary builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Vilnius is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dzintari Forest Park, Livu Square and Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis). Do some cultural sightseeing at Vermanes Garden and Old City Riga (Vecriga). Escape the urban bustle at Jurmala Beach and Tervete Nature Park. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, admire the striking features of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, and steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Riga tour itinerary planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Tervete Nature Park, Gauja National Park
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

4
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.
Long Street (Pikk tanav) has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toompea Hill and Tallinn Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Lahemaa rahvuspark and Cape Pakri. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see Beach Klooga in Kloogaranna, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, take a stroll through Pirita, and don't miss a visit to Town Hall Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip planning app .

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beach Klooga, Lahemaa rahvuspark, Cape Pakri
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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