9 days in Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

9 days in Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

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9 days in Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
End: Riga, Latvia

6
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.
Visit St. Anne's Church and Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gate of Dawn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Kaunas (Ninth Fort, Kaunas Castle, & more) and Chapel of St. John Nepomuk (in Trakai). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, step into the grandiose world of Presidential Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Vingis Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius sightseeing planning website .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airports are Vilnius International Airport and Kaunas International Airport. January in Vilnius sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kaunas, Trakai
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
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.
Visit St. Peter's Church and Nativity of Christ Cathedral for their historical value. Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, and admire the striking features of Riga Stock Exchange Building.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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