38 days in The Baltics Itinerary

38 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
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Drive to Virtsu, Ferry to Kuivastu, Drive to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly to Tallinn, Train to Tartu
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Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trakai, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 12 nights

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Tallinn, Estonia

— 8 nights
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.
You've added Haapsalu Castle, Jardines del Rey Danes, Town Hall Pharmacy, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Lahemaa rahvuspark and Viru Bog Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Jagala Waterfall in Koogi (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace, browse the exhibits of Kumu Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn online road trip planner.

April in Tallinn sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 9:

Saaremaa, Estonia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kaali Meteorite Crater, and then contemplate the long history of Saaremaa Veski. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Saaremaa Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kuressaare Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Clay Workshop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Saaremaa holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tallinn to Saaremaa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Saaremaa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Tartu, Estonia

— 2 nights

City of Good Thoughts

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 11th (Mon): ponder the design of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, don't miss a visit to Tartu Town Hall Square, and then take a stroll through Tartu Old City. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Ice Age Centre, then hike along Taevaskoja Nature Trail, and then get a new perspective on nature at University of Tartu Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tartu day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saaremaa to Tartu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Tartu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Riga, Latvia

— 9 nights

Paris of the North

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.
You've added Cesis Medieval Castle, Jelgava Palace, Bauska Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Riga Motormuseum. Escape the urban bustle at Dzintari Forest Park and Ogres Zilie Kalni. Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala), Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), stroll through Mezakakis Adventure Park, and surround yourself with nature on Twenty Five Wolves.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip maker.

You can drive from Tartu to Riga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Riga are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 22:

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Panemunes Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Panemunes Castle, explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, then don't miss a visit to Ninth Fort, and finally learn about all things military at Atomic KGB Bunker. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Vytautas the Great War Museum, and finally examine the collection at Devil's Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Riga to Kaunas in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Kaunas are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trakai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Trakai, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Lake Town

Just west of Vilnius lies the lake resort and historical city of Trakai, famed for its fairy tale-like cityscape and the eclectic mix of communities that built it.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trakai Orthodox Church, and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Reconstruction of the 13th and 14th Century Craftsmen's Yards in Kernavė, take in the dramatic natural features at Kernave Mounds, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kenesa, and finally examine the collection at Karaim Ethnographic exhibition.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Trakai trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kaunas to Trakai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Trakai, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Trakai

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 12 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Kernave Mounds has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Anne's Church and Gate of Dawn. Appreciate the collections at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and Gediminas Castle Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Kaunas (Old Town, Kaunas Castle, &more), Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace)) and Dzūkija National Park (in Merkine). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Aukstaitijos National Park. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, visit Uzupis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vytauto Kalnas, and take some stellar pictures from PuckoriU Atodanga.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vilnius trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Trakai to Vilnius takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night.

Things to do in Vilnius

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 8: