My husband and I are planning to visit the area in September 2013 and would like to use the train system throughout.
I realize that buses are preferred, but I think I have worked out connections which we can fit in with.
We enjoy experiencing new cultures, local food, architecture, pretty skylines and really walking the streets to get an idea how the locals live, all at a relaxed pace. Not at all interested in bars as such.
So with this in mind, can those that know the area please advise if what we are planning is feasible, or would you recommend other towns/villages to stay at rather than what is proposed.
Fly into Vilnius
Vilnius 5 nights
Train to Kaunas 2 nights
Train to Daugavpils 1 night
Train to Riga 5 nights
Train to Cēsis 2 nights
Train to Tartu 2 nights
Train to Tallinn 5 nights
Ferry to Helsinki
In each of the capitals, we plan 1 or 2 days trips out using either train or bus.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as at the moment only entry and exit dates are locked in.