13 days in Riga, Tallinn & Minsk Itinerary

13 days in Riga, Tallinn & Minsk Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Minsk, Belarus
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Riga, Latvia
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Riga to Salaspils to see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, and pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

New York City, USA to Riga is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Riga, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Riga at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

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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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip maker site.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Minsk, Belarus

— 4 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Mir (Holy Trinity Church & Mir Castle) and Nesvizh (Symon Budny Monument, Nesvizh Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, walk around Chelyuskinites Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and make a trip to Victory Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minsk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Minsk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Bremen Town Musicians, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally make a trip to House of the Black Heads.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Riga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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