15 days in Poland, Russia & The Baltics Itinerary

15 days in Poland, Russia & The Baltics Itinerary

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15 days in Poland, Russia & The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  7 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h
End: Porto, Portugal


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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip tool .

Porto, Portugal to Warsaw is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Warsaw. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in March; daily highs in Warsaw reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a stroll through Dlugi Targ Square, wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, then head outdoors with Brzezno Beach, and finally take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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Dlugi Targ Square ©
Dlugi Targ Square
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)

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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.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Kaliningrad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gdansk to Kaliningrad, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Curonian Spit National Park and then admire the masterpieces at Pranas Domsaitis Gallery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Klaipeda itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Kaliningrad to Klaipeda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Klaipeda can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Pranas Domsaitis Gallery ©
Pranas Domsaitis Gallery

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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 11th (Wed): walk around Dzintari Forest Park, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, then examine the collection at The World of Hat Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at International Museum of Vodka, then gain insight at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kemeri National Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Riga road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Klaipeda to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jagala Waterfall and Lahemaa rahvuspark. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum and Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. Take a break from Tallinn with a short trip to Rakvere Castle in Rakvere, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, ponder the world of politics at Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and make a trip to Toompea Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip maker tool .

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Riga in March since evenings lows in Tallinn dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum, Jagala Waterfall, Rakvere Castle, Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Path, get your game on at WindTunnel FlyStation, then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at MusEros Museum of Eroticism. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Bath Block, then steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block

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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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Eesti Lennundusmuuseum, wander the streets of Tartu Old City, see the interesting displays at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, then learn more about the world around you at University of Tartu Natural History Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Estonian Print & Paper Museum.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Tartu by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Stumbras Museum, step into the grandiose world of Raudondvaris Dvaras, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about all things military at Old car museum, then identify plant and animal life at Aleksotas Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrude's Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas driving holiday website .

You can drive from Tartu to Kaunas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Raudondvaris Dvaras
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Raudondvaris Dvaras ©
Raudondvaris Dvaras
St. Gertrude's Church ©
St. Gertrude's Church
Stumbras Museum ©
Stumbras Museum

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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 (Fri): stroll the grounds of Vingis Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, visit Vilnius Old Town, examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius route builder website .

Traveling by train from Kaunas to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally see the interesting displays at Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Warsaw takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich ©

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