10 days in Latvia Itinerary

10 days in Latvia Itinerary

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10 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bauska
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Cesis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Riga
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Tallinn

1
day
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Bauska is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In December, daytime highs in Bauska are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesis.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

2
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, then don't miss a visit to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, and then explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cesis road trip planning website .

Getting from Bauska to Cesis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Cesis are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gauja National Park, Turaida Castle
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Church and Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Step out of Riga with an excursion to Jaunmoku Pils in Tukums--about 1h 20 min away. On the 24th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Riga trip planner .

You can drive from Cesis to Riga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Jaunmoku Pils, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

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