11 days in Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Riga
— 6 nights
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Cesis
— 1 night
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Tervete
— 1 night
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Liepaja
— 2 nights
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Riga

Paris of the North

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rundāle Palace and JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Bauska (Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica & Trusu Pilsetina). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, browse the collection at National Library of Latvia, see the interesting displays at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pilsetas kanals.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Riga day trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Riga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Riga, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

1
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Cesis

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ligatnes Nature Trails, deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker, then stroll around May Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cesis trip website.

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tervete.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Tervete

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, identify plant and animal life at Tervetes Taurini, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tervete trip planner.

Drive from Cesis to Tervete in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Liepaja.

Things to do in Tervete

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

2
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Liepaja

Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Northern Forts. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral and then walk around Jurmalas Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Liepaja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tervete to Liepaja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Liepaja are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Latvia travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.