3 days in Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

3 days in Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

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3 days in Riga & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
End: Riga, Latvia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and then get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Dzintari Forest Park, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), and then make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga tour planning app .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Riga International Airport. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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