8 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

8 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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8 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
night
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 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, make a trip to Toompea Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Olaf’s Church. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Red House Design Store, then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn sightseeing tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tallinn is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Tallinn to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga). On the next day, stroll through Jurmala Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Curonian Spit National Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Klaipeda holiday maker website .

You can fly from Riga to Klaipeda in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Klaipeda to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn

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