12 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania & Latvia Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Liepaja, Latvia
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bernardine Gardens and Church of St. Casimir. Family-friendly places like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Theresa will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Catherine, don't miss a visit to St John's church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and get a new perspective on things with Vilniaus Gondola.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Vilnius trip planner.

Tartu, Estonia to Vilnius is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Kaunas, Lithuania — 1 night

Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George the Martyr Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrude's Church (Gertrudos baznycia).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Vilnius to Kaunas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kaunas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Palanga.
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Palanga, Lithuania — 1 night

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birute's Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, contemplate the long history of Old Drug Store, then walk around The Sculpture Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Fisherman's Daughters.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palanga trip planning site.

You can drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kaunas in August: highs in Palanga hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liepaja.
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Liepaja, Latvia — 1 night

Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne’s Church.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Liepaja online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Palanga to Liepaja by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Dzintari Forest Park and Ragakapa Nature Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and Pilsetas kanals. Step out of Riga to go to Jurmala and see Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, stroll around Bastejkalna Park, enjoy the sand and surf at VakarbuLLu Peldvieta, and examine the collection at Fashion Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riga vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Liepaja to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sigulda.
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Sigulda, Latvia — 2 nights

Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Tarzans has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Tarzans, step into the grandiose world of Sigulda New Castle, then Head underground at Small cave (Maza ala), and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Wind Bell. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raganu katls, then identify plant and animal life at Velnalas klintis un Velna ala, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial Throne.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigulda sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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Lithuania travel guide

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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.
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Latvia travel guide

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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.
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