15 days in Latvia Itinerary

15 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Start: Durham
+3
Train + Foot + Tram + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Sigulda
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
2
Daugavpils
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Tervete
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
4
Liepaja
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Ventspils
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
Riga
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Tram + Foot + Train:  6 h
End: Durham

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get great views at Keizarkresls un keizarskats, identify plant and animal life at Velnalas klintis un Velna ala, explore the ancient world of The Krimulda Castle Ruins, admire the sheer force of Ieriku Dzirnavas, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Wind Bell, and finally walk around Keys Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Dauda Waterfall, make a trip to Imperial Throne, then explore the historical opulence of New Castle of Sigulda, and finally explore the striking landscape at Raganu katls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sigulda trip planning site.

Durham, UK to Sigulda is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in July, with highs in Sigulda at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ieriku Dzirnavas
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Velnalas klintis un Velna ala ©
Velnalas klintis un Velna ala
New Castle of Sigulda ©
New Castle of Sigulda
The Krimulda Castle Ruins ©
The Krimulda Castle Ruins

2
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Daugavpils

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Berkenelsk (Birkinelsk) Lutheran Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Bunkurs, and finally engage your brain at Zinoo. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Jewish of Daugavpils and Latgale, take a peaceful walk through Leisure park "Stalkers", then examine the collection at Shmakovka Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Daugavpils trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Daugavpils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Daugavpils can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tervete.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Zinoo ©
Zinoo
Shmakovka Museum ©
Shmakovka Museum

2
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Tervete

Tervete ©
On the 14th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Tervetes Wooden Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, then step into the grandiose world of Jaunpils Pils, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jaunpils baznica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Dobele Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church, then identify plant and animal life at Tervete Nature Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tervetes Taurini.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tervete trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Daugavpils to Tervete in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tervete are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Tervete

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dobele, Jaunpils
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Jaunpils Pils ©
Jaunpils Pils
Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church

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 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne’s Church, then take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, then don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial, and finally snap pictures at The Oskars Kalpaks Bridge. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Open air museum Vitolnieki, then identify plant and animal life at Pape Nature Park, and finally kick back and relax at Jurmalciems beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liepaja trip maker app.

Drive from Tervete to Liepaja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pape, Jurmalciems beach
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral
Jurmalciems beach ©
Jurmalciems beach
St. Anne’s Church ©
St. Anne’s Church

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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 18th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Ventspils South Pier, browse the collection at Parventas Library, then get curious at Science and Technology Museum Kurzeme Demo Centre, and finally get outside with Daba Laba - Day Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Piedzivojumu Parks, see the interesting displays at House of Crafts, then see the interesting displays at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Renka Garden.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ventspils travel planner.

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Ventspils takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ventspils sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums
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House of Crafts ©
House of Crafts
Piedzivojumu Parks ©
Piedzivojumu Parks

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Latvian National Museum Of Art and Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Railway History Museum and Ragakapa Nature Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, examine the collection at The World of Hat Museum, take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga tour planning tool.

You can drive from Ventspils to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Riga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Ragakapa Nature Park ©
Ragakapa Nature Park
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble ©
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

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