17 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

17 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Liepaja, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peter the Great House Museum and Toompea Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lahemaa rahvuspark and Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tallinn vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Tallinn is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Tallinn is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Tallinn to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Peter the Great House Museum ©
Peter the Great House Museum
Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum ©
Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum

2
nights
Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Alatskivi Castle (vald), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspenski Cathedral of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church, then examine the collection at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, and finally wander the streets of Tartu Old City. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Struve’s Geodetic Arch and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pühajärv.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tartu trip planner.

Take a train from Tallinn to Tartu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Tartu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pühajärv, Alatskivi Castle (vald)
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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Alatskivi Castle (vald) ©
Alatskivi Castle (vald)

1
night
Parnu, Estonia

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then let little ones run wild at Vallikaar Playground, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Jekaterina.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Parnu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tartu to Parnu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Parnu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Parnu

Spas Fun & Games Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Vallikaar Playground ©
Vallikaar Playground

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vermanes Garden and Dzintari Forest Park. Musee Art Nouveau and KGB Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get to know the resident critters at Riga Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Riga online holiday planner.

You can drive from Parnu to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Vermanes Garden ©
Vermanes Garden
Musee Art Nouveau ©
Musee Art Nouveau

2
nights
Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmalciems beach, and then delve into the distant past at Aizpute Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison and then steep yourself in history at Northern Forts.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liepaja journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Riga to Liepaja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Liepaja are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aizpute Castle, Jurmalciems beach
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Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral

3
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.
Visit Church of St. Casimir and Vingis Park for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to St John's church and Ponary cmentarz. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, appreciate the history behind Uzupis Angel, and see the interesting displays at Uzupis Smithery Museum - Gallery.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Vilnius day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Vilnius takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Liepaja in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Vilnius, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Church of St. Casimir ©
Church of St. Casimir
Ponary cmentarz ©
Ponary cmentarz
Vingis Park ©
Vingis Park

2
nights
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mini Zoo, then make a trip to Annchen von Tharau Denkmal, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svyturys Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Pilies muziejus, then don't miss a visit to Sun Clock, and then identify plant and animal life at Vente Cape.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Klaipeda route planning website.

Getting from Vilnius to Klaipeda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Vilnius in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Klaipeda, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Vente Cape, Sun Clock
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Mini Zoo ©
Mini Zoo
Pilies muziejus ©
Pilies muziejus
Svyturys Brewery ©
Svyturys Brewery

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