17 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

17 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Tallinn
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn tour app.

Ottawa, Canada to Tallinn is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Tallinn. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in August; daily highs in Tallinn reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

Sigulda, Latvia

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, then head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, then step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculptural Group Parade of the Knights.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigulda online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Sigulda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Riga, Latvia

— 4 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.
Step out of Riga to go to Salaspils and see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Klaipeda, Lithuania

— 1 night

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Curonian Spit National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Klaipeda trip builder.

You can drive from Riga to Klaipeda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. August in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and take in panoramic vistas at Vilnius TV Tower.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius attractions planner.

Drive from Klaipeda to Vilnius in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.