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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn route planning tool.

Pondicherry, India to Tallinn is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pondicherry to Tallinn. In January in Tallinn, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Riga.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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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: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Riga online tour planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Riga can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -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), walk around Canes Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and then examine the collection at Turaida Museum Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, pause for some photo ops at Old man of time, explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Burning Conscience, and finally stroll around May Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sigulda online trip maker.

You can drive from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish 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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