15 days in Latvia Itinerary

15 days in Latvia Itinerary

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15 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  26 h
1
Riga
— 4 nights
Train + Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tervete
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Kuldiga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Cesis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Daugavpils
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Perth

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 some historical perspective at St. John's Church and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Nouveau Riga and Art Gallery Templis. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala), Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Palazzo di Rundale (in Rundale). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, walk around Dzintari Forest Park, explore the activities along Pilsetas kanals, and admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary maker website .

Perth, Australia to Riga is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Riga, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, expect Riga to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tervete.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Rundāle Palace
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Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park

1
night
Tervete

Tervete ©
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Tervete Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at Tervetes Taurini, explore the historical opulence of Tervetes Wooden Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dobele Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tervete trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Riga to Tervete takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Tervete sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Tervete

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dobele
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church
Dobele Castle ©
Dobele Castle

3
nights
Kuldiga

Kuldiga ©
Popular historic sites such as Northern Forts and The Castle of the Livonian order are in your itinerary. Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and Baiba Ritere Textile Art will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuldiga: Ventspils (Ventspils Beach & Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory), Liepaja (Jurmalas Park, Karosta Prison, & more) and Grobina Castle (in Grobina).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuldiga tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Tervete to Kuldiga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. July in Kuldiga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Liepaja, Ventspils, Saldus, Grobina Castle
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison

2
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 2nd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of The Secret Soviet Bunker, get outside with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, identify plant and animal life at Ligatnes Nature Trails, then explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John’s Church. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesis trip planner .

You can drive from Kuldiga to Cesis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Cesis sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ligatne, Sigulda, Gauja National Park
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Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Pilskalnes Siguldina, then contemplate the long history of Daugavpils Fortress, then take in the exciting artwork at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Svente Manor and the Museum of Military Vehicles.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Daugavpils travel route builder app .

You can drive from Cesis to Daugavpils in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Daugavpils, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pilskalnes Siguldina, Devil's Lake
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Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

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