10 days in The Baltics & Kaliningrad Itinerary

10 days in The Baltics & Kaliningrad Itinerary

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10 days in The Baltics & Kaliningrad Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rakvere, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Narva, Estonia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
5
Voru, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Rezekne, Latvia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Daugavpils, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— Few hours
Bus:  30 min
12
Palanga, Lithuania
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
13
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Tervete, Latvia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
16
Haademeeste, Estonia
— 1 night
End: Haademeeste, Estonia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then steep yourself in history at Town Hall Pharmacy, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tallinn travel route planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn is an approximately 2- hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In heinäkuuta, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Rakvere.

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

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Rakvere, Estonia

Rakvere ©
Rakvere is a town in northern Estonia and the county seat of Lääne-Viru County, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland.HistoryThe earliest signs of human settlement dating back to the 3rd–5th centuries AD have been found on the present theatre hill. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a splash at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, then explore the historical opulence of Rakvere Castle, and then pause for some photo ops at Tarvas Sculpture.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rakvere trip planner.

You can drive from Tallinn to Rakvere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In heinäkuuta, daytime highs in Rakvere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Narva.

Things to do in Rakvere

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Tarvas Sculpture ©
Tarvas Sculpture

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Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral.

Make your Narva itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Rakvere to Narva in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites
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The Lords Resurrection Cathedral ©
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral

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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 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square, then take a stroll through Tartu Old City, then explore the striking landscape at Toome Hill (Toomemagi), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Estonian Print & Paper Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tartu vacation planner.

You can drive from Narva to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Voru.

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Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Toome Hill (Toomemagi) ©
Toome Hill (Toomemagi)
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Estonian Print & Paper Museum ©
Estonian Print & Paper Museum

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Voru, Estonia

Voru
Võru is a town and a municipality in south-eastern Estonia. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Voru road trip app.

You can drive from Tartu to Voru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tartu to Voru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In heinäkuuta, daily temperatures in Voru can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Rezekne.

Things to do in Voru

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Rezekne, Latvia

Rezekne
Rēzekne is a city in the Rēzekne River valley in Latgale region of eastern Latvia. On the 19th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Ludza Orthodox Church, explore the ancient world of Ludza Medieval Castle Ruins, and then delve into the distant past at Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rezekne online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Voru to Rezekne takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Voru to Rezekne. In heinäkuuta, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Rezekne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ludza
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Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Daugavpils trip maker website.

You can drive from Rezekne to Daugavpils in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In heinäkuuta, daytime highs in Daugavpils are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Vilnius on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): visit Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Daugavpils to Vilnius in 3 hours. heinäkuuta in Vilnius sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kaunas.

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Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul

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Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In heinäkuuta, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, and finally examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Kaliningrad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. heinäkuuta in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Historic Sites
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, pause for some photo ops at Chetyre Vetra Sculpture, and then make a trip to Sculpture The Black Ghost.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Klaipeda online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Kaliningrad to Klaipeda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in heinäkuuta, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Palanga.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Shopping
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Akropolis ©
Akropolis
Sculpture The Black Ghost ©
Sculpture The Black Ghost

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Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palanga itinerary planner.

Palanga is very close to Klaipeda. In heinäkuuta, daytime highs in Palanga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siauliai.

Things to do in Palanga

Historic Sites
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Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siauliai trip app.

You can drive from Palanga to Siauliai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. heinäkuuta in Siauliai sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Tervete.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tervete, Latvia

Tervete ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tervete travel route planner.

You can drive from Siauliai to Tervete in 1.5 hours. In heinäkuuta, daytime highs in Tervete are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tervete

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Riga trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and train from Tervete to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In heinäkuuta in Riga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Haademeeste.

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Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Haademeeste, Estonia

Haademeeste ©
Häädemeeste is a small borough in Pärnu County, southwestern Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tee off at Parnu Bay Golf Links and then stroll through Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Haademeeste day trip site.

Drive from Riga to Haademeeste in 2 hours. heinäkuuta in Haademeeste sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haademeeste

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Parnu Bay Golf Links
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Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail ©
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
Parnu Bay Golf Links ©
Parnu Bay Golf Links

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