11 days in Vilnius, Riga & Nimes Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Nimes, France
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: visit Vilnius Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius road trip planning tool.

Lagos, Nigeria to Vilnius is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Vilnius is 1 hour. Traveling from Lagos in December, expect Vilnius to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 2 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.
On the 28th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then admire the striking features of House Of The Black Heads, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Riga sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nimes.
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Nimes, France — 5 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nimes: Chateauneuf-du-Pape (La Cave Famille Perrin & Distillerie A. Blachere), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Sainte-Anne, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nimes trip planner.

Fly from Riga to Nimes in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Nimes due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in December; daily highs in Nimes reach 12°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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