5 days in Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

5 days in Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

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Start: Tallinn, Estonia
Fly:  4 h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Tallinn, Estonia

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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.
When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately Trakai away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Uzupis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius itinerary planning tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Vilnius is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vilnius are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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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 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Bremen Town Musicians, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, thendon't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus). On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads, get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, thencontemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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