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"The Grand Tour"

  • 3 days

  • Line 7939 bus

  • Jurmala

    2 days

  • Bus via Dubulti

  • Kolka

    1 day

  • Bus

  • Ventspils

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Kuldiga

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Liepaja

    2 days

  • Bus

  • 2 days

  • Bus

  • Klaipeda

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Trakai

    2 days

  • Line 862 train

  • Vilnius

    3 days

  • Fly to Helsinki

  • Helsinki

    (Finland)

    3 days

  • Car ferry

  • Tallinn

    (Estonia)

    3 days

  • Bus

  • Haapsalu

    2 days

  • Car ferry, drive

  • Hiiumaa

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Parnu

    2 days

  • Bus

  • 3 days

  • Train

  • Sigulda

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Cesis

    2 days

  • Train

  • 1 day

  • Train

  • Tartu

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Rakvere

    2 days

  • Train, car ferry

  • Helsinki

    (Finland)

    3 days

48 days

The itinerary brings you at the beginning to Finland, Northern Europe. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are the next countries. The national highlights are Nuuksio National Park (Helsinki), Lahemaa National Park (Rakvere) and Gauja National Park (Cesis).
You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Helsinki, Riga (see itineraries) and Vilnius. If you love to make party you will be happy at Helsinki, Riga and Vilnius. Many cities are snowy in March. Safe countries are chosen. These flight connection are taken during this itinerary: Helsinki - Vilnius (visit Vilnius itineraries). During your travel you have to speak Swedish, Estonia (plan Estonia itineraries)n, Latvian and Lithuanian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. Euros, Estonia (Estonia itineraries)n Kroon, Lat and Lita are the currencies.https://www.amazon.com/s?k=lonely+planet+the-baltic-states: Lonely Planet
"Riga is also a popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties, giving it a fun nightlife atmosphere."traveladdicts.net
"Riga is one of the beautiful places which has plenty of lovely places to explore."adventurousmiriam.com
"Riga is filled with beautiful architecture and rich in history."kevinstraveldiary.com
"Riga is an important city for Art Nouveau architecture in Europe."velvetescape.com
"Riga is one of the Cities on our list and after reading your blog wooww we have to go there soon!"thesanetravel.com
"Riga is World Heritage Listed and rightfully so, with 17th-century architecture and soaring church spires."travelinntour.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Nature
Food
Architecture
Art
Cheap
River
Rigais always worth a visit
Outstanding+

Line 7939 busTransfer

Duration: 49 minutes

Costs: $1.00 - $2.00

"Jurmala is a very popular tourist destination in Latvia (see itineraries) because of its close location to the capital city, its gorgeous white sand beaches and its resort town with awesome wooden houses from the first part of the 20th century."thesanetravel.com
"Jurmala is the nicest sea side town I've ever visited in Europe."travelsewhere.net
"Jurmala is historically the Russia (Russia itineraries)ns' playground, the spa capital of the Baltics and was allegedly one of Brezhnev's favourite get aways."familyadventureproject.org
"Jurmala is actually a series of 14 townships with Dzintari and Majori considered the centre."grownuptravelguide.com
"Jurmala is the name of the stop, it's a famous costal resort in Latvia (plan Latvia itineraries) and is often known for it's popularity with Russia (see itineraries)n tourists."omnomnirvana.com
"Jurmala is famous for its beaches and spas."bruisedpassports.com
Culture
Nature
Beach
Spa
Architecture
Very Touristic
Forest
Art
Calm City
Coast
city of Jurmala
Outstanding+

Bus via DubultiTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $9.00

Kolka is a village (Latvia). Kolka is a very green city with a lot of nature. Adore the wonderful walks along the sea at Kolka. The nearest neighbour city is Riga. Kolka is located in north Latvia.

Nature
Very Touristic
Lake
Kolka
Great

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 3 minutes

Costs: $2.00 - $6.00

"Ventspils is located in the north of Latvia's west coast on the Baltic Sea."travelinntour.com
Culture
Nature
Coast
Forest
Ventspils at a glance
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 8 minutes

Costs: $1.00 - $4.00

"Kuldiga is the prettiest town we have visited in Latvia - and the fact that it is home to a bizarre number of cats and Europe's widest waterfall simply sweetens the deal."alongdustyroads.com
"Kuldiga is a lovely town to stroll around with some interesting old buildings and sights."grownuptravelguide.com
"Kuldiga is a living time capsule!"ferretingoutthefun.com
"Kuldiga is arranged around three main public squares, with a pedestrian street running through the center."ferretingoutthefun.com
"Kuldiga is popular among local tourists."passingthru.com
"Kuldiga is a very special place and I'm happy to get the word out!"ferretingoutthefun.com
Culture
Historic
Waterfall
Very Touristic
Romantic
River
Wine
Kuldigais always worth a visit
Great

BusTransfer

Duration: 50 minutes

Costs: $1.00 - $5.00

"Liepaja is popular because of its cultural life."wearefromlatvia.com
"Liepaja is rich with sights and interesting landmarks."passingthru.com
"Liepaja is a place to enjoy art, music and beach activities."goatsontheroad.com
"Liepaja is well known in Latvia as a musical city, and this festival and excellent concert hall is just one more proof of that."thesanetravel.com
"Liepaja is famous for its amber which still washes up on the shore."grownuptravelguide.com
"Liepaja is now known as a progressive city with beautiful architecture, a superb beach and nightlife than continues until the morning."grownuptravelguide.com
Culture
Nature
Nightlife
Beach
Lake
Very Touristic
Architecture
Liepaja at a glance
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Costs: -

"Palanga is a holiday favourite for Lithuanians who head there in droves during the summer to enjoy."theworldinaweekend.com
"Palanga is also the perfect destination to enjoy water sports such as surfing and scuba diving."spendlifetraveling.com
"Palanga is a holiday favourite for Lithuania (more about Lithuania)ns who head there in droves during the summer to enjoy its sunny beaches."theworldinaweekend.com
Culture
Nature
Very Touristic
Palanga at a glance
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 19 minutes

Costs: $2.00 - $4.00

"Klaipeda is the third-largest city of Lithuania (more about Lithuania)."spendlifetraveling.com
"Klaipeda is third town and the biggest port in Lithuania (plan Lithuania itineraries)."familyadventureproject.org
"Klaipeda is getting more and more popular, this city is developing really fast."karolinapatryk.com
"Klaipeda is worth a visit and travelers should spend a bit more time than one day in this area."karolinapatryk.com
"Klaipeda is a popular port city located in the Baltic sea and is the third largest city in Lithuania."gamintraveler.com
"Klaipeda is great place for walking around."gamintraveler.com
Historic
Very Touristic
River
Forest
Klaipeda at a glance
Outstanding+

BusTransfer

Duration: 5 hours 21 minutes

Costs: $25.00 - $31.00

"Trakai is home to the Karaites, a Turkish community with its own religion, who came in the 15th century and only 65 of them remain in the town."rexyedventures.com
"Trakai is a lake resort and a historic city."teacaketravels.com
"Trakai is really quite a low-key place."travelsewhere.net
"Trakai is the best place to stop if you want to learn about Lithuania's long history, as well as to see a bit of the country's natural beauty."gobackpacking.com
"Trakai is filled with cool stories that you can easily miss if you travel there independently, so check out the tour we did if you're interested in going!"happytowander.com
"The city of Trakai is built over the water."karolinapatryk.com
Historic
Culture
Lake
Food
Very Touristic
Trakaiis always worth a visit
Outstanding+

Line 862 trainTransfer

Duration: 36 minutes

Costs: $2.00 - $5.00

"Vilnius is also a city that I liked much more than I ever expected to."galloparoundtheglobe.com
"Vilnius is such a beautiful city and you are a great ambassador for it."thesanetravel.com
"Vilnius is a spot to visit for its hair-raising field and particular attractions."kevinstraveldiary.com
"Vilnius is one of those rare European capitals where it is possible to kayak in the city center."universal-traveller.com
"Vilnius is far more than just beautiful and delicious."happytowander.com
"Vilnius is known for its strong and standard cooking styles."kevinstraveldiary.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Alternative
Food
Art
Street Art
Cheap
Architecture
city of Vilnius
Outstanding+

Fly to HelsinkiTransfer

Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes

Costs: $102.00 - $455.00

"Helsinki is a vibrant city with a dedication to arts, culture and architecture."baconismagic.ca
"Helsinki is one of the rare cities in Europe which one can get around on foot or bike."kevinstraveldiary.com
"Helsinki is one of the only places within Finland that has a public transportation within the entire city."travelfashiongirl.com
"Helsinki is one of the places I have yet to visit but would really like too."happytowander.com
"Helsinki is famous for its historic downtown and harbor buildings including the big churches."ourlifeourtravel.com
"Helsinki is one of the best destinations in the north, the city thrives with life in the summer and warmth in the winter."fotostrasse.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Nature
Alternative
Food
Architecture
Very Touristic
Shopping
Art
Helsinki
Outstanding+

Car ferryTransfer

Duration: 2 hours 0 minute

Costs: $25.00 - $110.00

"Tallinn is also the biggest city and the financial and political center of the country."mywanderlust.pl
"Tallinn is one of the cities that have become incredibly popular and it seems it is no longer a hidden gem."arzotravels.com
"Tallinn is the popular face of Estonia, then Tartu is its heart and soul, steeped in history and tradition."ramblingfeet.net
"Tallinn is filled with attractive architecture that brings the past to life."anadventurousworld.com
"Tallinn is one of the most underrated places in Europe."karolinapatryk.com
"Tallinn is one of the few places I think I'd honestly prefer to visit in the dead of winter."ontheluce.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Alternative
Food
Architecture
Very Touristic
Cheap
Art
Shopping
Christmas Market
Tallinn at a glance
Outstanding+

BusTransfer

Duration: 2 hours 38 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $13.00

"Haapsalu is a famous coastline resort during the late summer months and is another cool day trip from Tallinn (see itineraries)."alwayswanderlust.com
"Haapsalu is a cute resort town where you can relax in the sun and enjoy some of the best white sand beaches in Estonia (more about Estonia)."anadventurousworld.com
"Haapsalu is a great alternative to Parnu if you want to experience an Estonian seaside resort."thecrowdedplanet.com
Culture
Architecture
Haapsalu
Great

Car ferry, driveTransfer

Duration: 58 minutes

Costs: -

"Hiiumaa is said to have beautiful varied landscapes, from forests to sandy beaches."travelsewhere.net
Culture
Nature
Hiiumaa at a glance
Great

BusTransfer

Duration: 6 hours 29 minutes

Costs: $25.00 - $36.00

"Parnu is an Estonian seaside city which buzzes in the summer and slows down to a freezing halt in the winter."dontstopliving.net
"Parnu is one of the top 10 eastern European destinations to visit in the late spring and an incredible destination if you're searching for cheap summer destinations in Europe."alwayswanderlust.com
Nature
Beach
Spa
Very Touristic
city of Parnu
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Costs: $8.00 - $15.00

"Riga is also a popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties, giving it a fun nightlife atmosphere."traveladdicts.net
"Riga is one of the beautiful places which has plenty of lovely places to explore."adventurousmiriam.com
"Riga is filled with beautiful architecture and rich in history."kevinstraveldiary.com
"Riga is an important city for Art Nouveau architecture in Europe."velvetescape.com
"Riga is one of the Cities on our list and after reading your blog wooww we have to go there soon!"thesanetravel.com
"Riga is World Heritage Listed and rightfully so, with 17th-century architecture and soaring church spires."travelinntour.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Nature
Food
Architecture
Art
Cheap
River
Rigais always worth a visit
Outstanding+

TrainTransfer

Duration: 7 minutes

Costs: $2.00 - $4.00

"Sigulda is a unique and unforgettable destination that is perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends."roadaffair.com
"Sigulda: From Riga, head to Sigulda and the Gauja national park and surrounding areas here."travelbooksfood.com
"Sigulda is also an hour and a half on the train away and is a lovely small village, which also has an old bobsled track, I recommend for a half a day visit."adventurousmiriam.com
"Sigulda is small enough that you can walk from your hotel to anything you want to see."dutchdutchgoose.com
"Sigulda is a great day trip from Riga, perfect for nature and adventure lovers, and the best place in Latvia to enjoy magical autumn colours!"thecrowdedplanet.com
"Sigulda is a modest town lying on the edge of the dense Gauja National Park."travelsewhere.net
Culture
Historic
River
Hiking
Forest
Very Touristic
Activity
Cheap
Romantic
Siguldais always worth a visit
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 41 minutes

Costs: $1.00 - $2.00

"Cesis is another charming, historical town in Latvia (plan Latvia itineraries), that you should try to visit."wearefromlatvia.com
"Cesis is exactly what you'd expect a medieval Latvian town to look like."floratheexplorer.com
"Cesis is placed in northeastern Latvia, recognized for its medieval castle."travelinntour.com
"Cesis is a beautiful old town known for its medieval castle."bucketlistly.blog
Historic
Cesis
Highlight

TrainTransfer

Duration: 7 minutes

Costs: $2.00 - $4.00

Valga is a village in the country Estonia with a population of 13,945. Furthermore, Valga fits perfect for a cultural trip. The nearest city of Valga is Riga. Furthermore, in Valga you find many historic places. Valga is in the south of Estonia.

Historic
Culture
Valga at a glance
Great

TrainTransfer

Duration: 13 minutes

Costs: $4.00 - $7.00

"Tartu is beautiful as well."karolinapatryk.com
"Tartu is the second city in Estonia, and it's famous for its university and student population."thecrowdedplanet.com
"Tartu is located two hours southeast of Tallinn by train."wayfaringviews.com
"Tartu is also famous for its restaurants where you can find delicious Estonian delicacies like smoked sprats and selma on rye bread."anadventurousworld.com
"Tartu is the intellectual capital of Estonia."mywanderlust.pl
"Tartu is often called an intellectual capital of Estonia as it is home to one of the oldest Estonia (Estonia in detail)n Universities."karolinapatryk.com
Culture
Alternative
Street Art
Very Touristic
Historic
city of Tartu
Outstanding+

BusTransfer

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $16.00

Rakvere is a village with a population of 16,736. In addition, Rakvere is in the center of Estonia. The nearest neighbour city is Helsinki.

Historic
city of Rakvere
Great

Train, car ferryTransfer

Duration: 4 hours 54 minutes

Costs: $32.00 - $122.00

"Helsinki is a vibrant city with a dedication to arts, culture and architecture."baconismagic.ca
"Helsinki is one of the rare cities in Europe which one can get around on foot or bike."kevinstraveldiary.com
"Helsinki is one of the only places within Finland that has a public transportation within the entire city."travelfashiongirl.com
"Helsinki is one of the places I have yet to visit but would really like too."happytowander.com
"Helsinki is famous for its historic downtown and harbor buildings including the big churches."ourlifeourtravel.com
"Helsinki is one of the best destinations in the north, the city thrives with life in the summer and warmth in the winter."fotostrasse.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Nature
Alternative
Food
Architecture
Very Touristic
Shopping
Art
Helsinki
Outstanding+

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