16 days in Latvia Itinerary

16 days in Latvia Itinerary

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16 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Sigulda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bauska
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Ventspils
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Riga
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Sigulda side-trips: Sea Park (in Saulkrasti) and Cesis Medieval Castle (in Cesis). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave, visit Aerodium Sigulda, and explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sigulda online trip maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Sigulda is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Sigulda. June in Sigulda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Rundale Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trusu Pilsetina, and finally admire the striking features of Bauska Castle. On the next day, take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica, and finally see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

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Traveling by car from Sigulda to Bauska takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Bauska, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rundale Palace, Tervete Nature Park, Rundāle Palace, Pedestrian Bridge Mitava
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Rundale Palace ©
Rundale Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle

3
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. Explore Ventspils' surroundings by going to Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta), Slitere National Park (in Talsi) and Venta Rapid Waterfall (in Kuldiga). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventspils Children’s Town, get outside with Piedzivojumu Parks, and see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ventspils travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bauska to Ventspils takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bauska in June: highs in Ventspils hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Slitere National Park, Venta Rapid Waterfall, Lighthouse Akmensrags
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Slitere National Park ©
Slitere National Park
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall

6
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.
Take a break from Riga with a short trip to Kemeri National Park in Jurmala, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Riga online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ventspils in June: highs in Riga hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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