6 days in The Baltics Itinerary

6 days in The Baltics Itinerary

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6 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  6​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
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 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), wander the streets of Rotermann Quarter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and finally make a trip to Viru Square.

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Dublin, Ireland to Tallinn is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in December, things will get slightly colder in Tallinn: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rotermann Quarter ©
Rotermann Quarter
Long Street (Pikk tanav) ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the local landmark of The Kissing Students fountain, then take a stroll through Tartu Old City, and then see the sky in a new way at AHHAA Science Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tartu trip planner.

You can take a train from Tallinn to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Tartu

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
The Kissing Students fountain ©
The Kissing Students fountain

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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 15th (Sun): stroll around Dzintari Forest Park, then stroll around Bastejkalna Park, then admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, and finally examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

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Drive from Tartu to Riga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Riga, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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Bastejkalna Park ©
Bastejkalna Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga ©
JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga

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nights
Vilnius, 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 16th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and then contemplate the long history of Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, get a taste of the local shopping with Vilnil. Museum of illusions, then make a trip to Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas), and finally see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip maker .

Fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Vilnius sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©