Ten days in Latvia and Lithuania

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1. Posted by slquoue (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I wanted to get any feedback on this itinerary for 10 days in Latvia/Lithuania.

Day 1 - Fly to Riga, Riga in afternoon
Day 2 - Sigulda and Cesis, stay in Cesis
Day 3 - Cesis to Riga, Riga
Day 4 - Riga to Siauliai, Siauliai to Klaipeda (Lithuania)
Day 5 - Klaipeda to Curonian Split, stay in either Juodkrante or Nida)
Day 6 - Explore Curonian Split, late train to Vilnius OR
Day 7 - Early train to Vilnius
Three full days in Vilnius with a friend before flying home.

My main questions are:

1. Do you think this is too little time in Riga?
2. Would you stay in Cesis or Sigulda in the Gauja National Park?
3. Is it possible to get from Riga to Siauliai early in the day? On Google it appears the first bus connection is at 3pm
4. Would you stay in Juodkrante or Nida on the Curonian Split?

Many thanks for your help.

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1523 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

This Web site will help in planning your trip, including bus travel from Riga to Siauliai: https://www.rome2rio.com/

I can't make a recommendation about places to stay on the Curonian Spit. I only visited the Russian side of the Spit in 2015, traveling from Kaliningrad.