29 days in Belarus & The Baltics Itinerary

29 days in Belarus & The Baltics Itinerary

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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Cesis, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
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Bauska, Latvia
— 1 night
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Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Trakai, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Nesvizh, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Navahradak, Belarus
— 1 night
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Halsany, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Saaremaa, Estonia

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret, explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Angla Tuulikumägi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaali Meteorite Crater.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saaremaa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Naples, Italy to Saaremaa is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Naples to Saaremaa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Naples in May, with highs in Saaremaa at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church. Popular historic sites such as Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Viewing Point Kohtuotsa are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stop by Tallinn Old Town, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Saaremaa to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tallinn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Nativity of Christ Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at House of the Black Heads, explore the historical opulence of Riga Castle, pause for some photo ops at Bremen Town Musicians, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Riga trip planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Riga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Cesis, Latvia

— 2 nights
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, contemplate the long history of Old Brewery, then walk around May Park, then explore the striking landscape at Sietiniezis Rock, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cesis, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sigulda, Latvia

— 1 night
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigulda holiday planner.

Sigulda is just a short distance from Cesis. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Bauska, Latvia

— 1 night
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mezotne Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Bauska Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bauskas Muzejs.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bauska trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sigulda to Bauska by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bauska sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siauliai, Lithuania

— 1 night
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. On the 29th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Siauliai Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kryziu Kalnas, and finally don't miss a visit to Sundial Square.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siauliai trip builder site.

Getting from Bauska to Siauliai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then make a trip to Ninth Fort, then examine the collection at Devil's Museum, and finally take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siauliai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trakai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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 31st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Angelu Kalva, see the interesting displays at Karaim Ethnographic exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kenesa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trakai Orthodox Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Chapel of St. John Nepomuk, admire the landmark architecture of Old Post Office, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace), then take in the dramatic natural features at Kernave Mounds, and finally take an in-depth tour of Reconstruction of the 13th and 14th Century Craftsmen's Yards in Kernavė.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Trakai travel route site.

Getting from Kaunas to Trakai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Trakai

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Wed), wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, wander the streets of Uzupis, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trakai to Vilnius takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Vilnius sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mir.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mir, Belarus

— 2 nights
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Sula History Park-Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, and then step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, examine the collection at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment, then admire the landmark architecture of Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mir visit planning site.

You can drive from Vilnius to Mir in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Mir. In June, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Mir

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Belarus

— 2 nights
The birthplace of many renowned poets and authors like Yakub Kolas and Kumza Chorny, Nesvizh (referred to as a memorial city), celebrates a long and rich history in the arts.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, explore the galleries of Nesvizh Castle, steep yourself in history at Zamkovaya Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then admire the landmark architecture of Slutskiye Gates, and finally don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nesvizh trip tool.

Nesvizh is just a short distance from Mir. In June, daily temperatures in Nesvizh can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Navahradak.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Navahradak, Belarus

— 1 night
On the 8th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Zamkovaya and then explore the historical opulence of Navahrudak Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Navahradak route maker tool.

You can drive from Nesvizh to Navahradak in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Navahradak

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, take a stroll through Upper City, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk, then explore the world behind art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Victory Square, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, appreciate the history behind Crying Guardian Angel, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then head outdoors with Trinity Hill, and finally get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Navahradak to Minsk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Halsany.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Halsany, Belarus

— 2 nights
You've now added Halshany Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Trinity, then explore the historical opulence of Kreva Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Halshany Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halsany holiday planning site.

You can drive from Minsk to Halsany in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Halsany. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Halsany

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belarus travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.