18 days in The Baltics Itinerary

18 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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18 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17 h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Siauliai, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Kumu Art Museum. Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

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Singapore, Singapore to Tallinn is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Tallinn. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sigulda.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

1
night
Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, then head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape of Cable Car Across Gauja.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigulda vacation builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Tallinn to Sigulda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave

1
night
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 1st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, then see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, then appreciate the history behind Chetyre Vetra Sculpture, and finally don't miss a visit to Sculpture The Black Ghost.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Klaipeda travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Sigulda to Klaipeda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Klaipeda, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Sculpture The Black Ghost ©
Sculpture The Black Ghost

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas, step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, examine the collection at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Devil's Museum, and finally shop like a local with Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, learn about all things military at Atomic KGB Bunker, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aleksotas Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kaunas trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Klaipeda to Kaunas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Klaipeda in May, you will find days in Kaunas are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Devil's Museum ©
Devil's Museum
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hill of Three Crosses and UNO Park VILNIUS. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gediminas Castle Tower. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), appreciate the history behind Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), take a stroll through Uzupis, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip planner.

You can take a train from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then appreciate the history behind Bremen Town Musicians, and finally kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Riga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

2
nights
Siauliai, Lithuania

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas and Church of Our Lady of the Angels will appeal to history buffs. Birzai Castle and Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Siauliai: Panevezys (Kristaus Karaliaus katedra- The Cathedral of Christ The King & Senvage) and Rinkuskiai Brewery (in Birzai). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Angel Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, and don't miss a visit to Sundial Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Siauliai trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Riga to Siauliai in 2 hours. May in Siauliai sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Birzai, Panevezys, Church of Our Lady of the Angels
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Ruta Sokolado Muziejus ©
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

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