15 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia — 6 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: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn online vacation builder.

Pondicherry, India to Tallinn is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. January in Tallinn sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Riga.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Riga, Latvia — 5 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: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, explore the galleries of House Of The Black Heads, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Riga trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sigulda.
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Sigulda, Latvia — 3 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. On the 24th (Tue), get great views at Keizarkresls un keizarskats, then explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Turaida Museum Reserve. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Svetavots, then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Burning Conscience, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sigulda online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sigulda are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Estonia travel guide

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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.
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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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