The Ultimate Baltic Roadtrip Itinerary

When our planned multi day biking trip from Maastricht (NL) towards the Stelvio in Italy got cancelled we evaluated our options. Where could we go in June for a period of 9 days. We quickly ended up with a long lasting plan to do a roadtrip through the Baltics countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

Flying on Riga got the best hours where we could departure on Saturday morning and arrive back on Sunday early evening. By starting and ending in Riga, we could avoid a heavy uplift in the car rental. Our high level planned route quickly got defined where we would do a kind of circle through the countries around the capitals and then see what other destinations or activities we take in between. With a roughly 1300 km we could limit the amount of kilometers we had to drive per day. It’s not because it’s a road trip that we aim to sit hours in the car. We try to limit to maximum 200 km per day, which feels comfortable to us. 

Find out about our experiences around the 6 major destinations:

  • Riga
  • Kaunas
  • Vilnius
  • Daugavpils
  • Tartu
  • Tallinn 
Baltic roadtrip route


After picking up our car at the airport, we stopped at the National Library of Latvia. One might think why stop at a library, but often these buildings are very special or have a master piece. We enjoyed the public library in New York and now we pay more attention to which libraries we might pass during our trips. After a short stop we continued to our hotel, Hotel Hanza before heading to the lovely old Town. 

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