17 days in Latvia Itinerary

17 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Riga
— 3 nights
2
Sigulda
— 2 nights
3
Cesis
— 3 nights
4
Pilsrundale
— 1 night
5
Liepaja
— 2 nights
6
Ventspils
— 2 nights
7
Kuldiga
— 2 nights
8
Jurmala
— 1 night

3
nights
Riga

Riga ©
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga online holiday planner.

Durham, UK to Riga is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Durham to Riga, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Riga are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

2
nights
Sigulda

Sigulda ©
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, thenhead outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, thenstep into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape of Cable Car Across Gauja.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sigulda online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Cesis.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave

3
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Change things up with these side-trips from Cesis: Valmiera (Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery & Sietiniezis Rock). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John’s Church, and stroll around May Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cesis trip planner.

Cesis is very close to Sigulda. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Pilsrundale on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Valmiera
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Sietiniezis Rock
Sietiniezis Rock
Araisi Lake Dwelling Site ©
Araisi Lake Dwelling Site

1
night
Pilsrundale

Pilsrundale ©
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Mezotne Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pilsrundale visit app.

Traveling by car from Cesis to Pilsrundale takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Pilsrundale

Museums

Side Trip

Mezotne Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Mezotne Palace ©
Mezotne Palace

2
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument to Mariners Lost at Sea, take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: walk around Jurmalas Park, thenappreciate the history behind Latvian Musicians’ Walk of Fame, thensteep yourself in history at Northern Forts, and finally don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial.

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You can drive from Pilsrundale to Liepaja in 3 hours. September in Liepaja sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
Ventspils

Ventspils ©
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory, thenstroll through Children’s Town, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Piedzivojumu Parks, make a splash at Ventspils Water Park, thenexplore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ventspils South Pier.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventspils sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ventspils can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piedzivojumu Parks ©
Piedzivojumu Parks

2
nights
Kuldiga

Kuldiga ©
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of the Kuldiga Region, take in the dramatic scenery at Venta Rapid Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuldiga Town Garden & Sculpture Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kuldiga Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Aizpute Castle, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at Abandoned Military Town, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Edole Castle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Riezupe Sand Caves.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuldiga trip maker website.

Drive from Ventspils to Kuldiga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ventspils in September since evenings lows in Kuldiga dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jurmala.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Abandoned Military Town, Edole Castle, Aizpute Castle
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The Riezupe Sand Caves ©
The Riezupe Sand Caves
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle

1
night
Jurmala

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, make a trip to Jomas iela, and then pause for some photo ops at Brunurupucis (The Turtle).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jurmala trip itinerary website.

Drive from Kuldiga to Jurmala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Jurmala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jurmala

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Jomas iela ©
Jomas iela

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