8 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

8 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

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8 days in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Telliskivi Loomelinnak, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then view the masterpieces at Koopa Galerii, and finally see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Jagala Waterfall, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace, view the masterpieces at Art Studio Galleria, then kick back and relax at Stroomi Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Navitrolla Galerii.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn online driving holiday planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Tallinn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Tallinn. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jagala Waterfall
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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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 8th (Tue): make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally head outdoors with Jurmala Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turaida Lutheran Church, explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary site .

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sigulda, Jurmala Beach, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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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 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, take a stroll through Gediminas Avenue, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, wander the streets of Uzupis, examine the collection at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Vitrazo Manufaktura, and finally shop like a local with Terra Recognita.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius route planner .

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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

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