I'm planning a trip to these cities for the number of days here and I would like to ask for some advice!
For a female solo backpacker like me (this will be my first time in Eastern Europe), are these cities mostly safe in the day time? I'm not a party-person so I know to avoid wandering the streets at night-times and will be in my hostel.
What's the general attitude towards Asian women in this region?
For the administrative details, I will be landing in Kaunas Airport at 23:50 at night, via Ryanair. I have heard that there are shuttle buses that coincide with Ryanair flights to bring them to the city. Is this true? If not, what is the safest way of getting to the city centre?
Do you think these days are enough?
23:50 12 June: sleep in Kaunas
13 June: Kaunas
14 June: Go Vilnius by train/bus (which is better?) in the early morning
15 June: Vilnius
16 June: Vilnius
17 June: Go Riga by bus in the early morning
18 June: Riga
19 June: Go Tallinn by bus in the afternoon
20 June: Tallinn
21 June: Fly out of Tallinm at 12:00
Am I allocating too much time to Vilnius? I've done a bit of research and the general consensus is that Vilnius has more to see than the rest.
My interests are mainly in architecture. I'm really interested in old towns and visiting beautiful cathedrals. Riverside walks and panoramas are nice too! and a fair bit of post-soviet era history of the Baltic countries.
As I've mentioned, no drinking :) Good and affordable food is a must though (I absolutely love meat and intensely-flavoured dishes)
I've been to Porto and Lisbon in Portugal and I must say I really love it when the country's people are really friendly when I ask for directions! But I only know English and Mandarin so communication might be a problem in the Baltics. Do they have English signs for the bus and train stops/stations?
Sorry for all these questions but it'd be great to clarify all of them at once, especially when the Baltics are so often missed out on travel review sites due to the more popular Scandinavian or Russian destinations!