Riga, Latvia's capital, is famous for having the highest concentration of Art Nouveau style buildings in the world as well as an old town on the UNESCO World Heritage list. If your timing is right you can catch one of Latvia's many large-scale cultural events, like Cēsis Art Festival. After getting your fill of the city, depart for Jūrmala, a seaside resort with wooden buildings and a white sand beach stretching over 25km. Explore Jūrmala's 16 districts, the most popular of which is Majori. Next pay Ķemeru National Park a visit, which wraps around Jurmala to the West. A final stop in Latvia: stunning baroque Rundāle Palace, near the border with Lithuania.
The largest Baltic state by land area and population with roughly 3 million residents, Lithuania is home to amber, curative mineral waters and some of the best basketball players in the world.