11 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights


Vilnius, Lithuania — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Kenesa & Trakai Island Castle Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take a stroll through Uzupis, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip itinerary planner.

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Vilnius is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Vilnius, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Riga.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Riga, Latvia — 5 nights

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: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of House Of The Black Heads.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Riga online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Lithuania travel guide

Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

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.