10 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights


Tallinn, Estonia — 3 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

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Brussels, Belgium to Tallinn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Tallinn is 1 hour. May in Tallinn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Riga.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Riga, Latvia — 3 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.
Riga is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and admire the landmark architecture of House Of The Black Heads.

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You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Riga, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Vilnius.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 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. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, stop by Uzupis, go all around town with City Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

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Getting from Riga to Vilnius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vilnius are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
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Estonia travel guide

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

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

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.