6 days in Vilnius, Tallinn & Riga Itinerary

6 days in Vilnius, Tallinn & Riga Itinerary

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6 days in Vilnius, Tallinn & Riga Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Budapest, Hungary

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
On the 8th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and finally examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius vacation builder.

Budapest, Hungary to Vilnius is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in February, expect Vilnius to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toompea Hill and Art Museum of Estonia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Town Wall, take in panoramic vistas at Oleviste Church, and get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tallinn itinerary builder.

Fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

1
night
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, and finally take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Riga holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Riga are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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