17 days in Latvia Itinerary

17 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Start: Durham
+3
Train + Foot + Tram + Fly:  7 h
1
Riga
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Sigulda
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Cesis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pilsrundale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Liepaja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ventspils
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Kuldiga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Jurmala
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Tram + Foot + Train:  6 h
End: Durham

3
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Riga itinerary builder site.

Durham, UK to Riga is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, then head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, then step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape of Cable Car Across Gauja.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sigulda online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Cesis.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle

3
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Change things up with these side-trips from Cesis: Valmiera (Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery & Sietiniezis Rock). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John’s Church, and stroll around May Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cesis trip planner.

Cesis is very close to Sigulda. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Pilsrundale on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Valmiera
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Sietiniezis Rock
Sietiniezis Rock
Araisi Lake Dwelling Site ©
Araisi Lake Dwelling Site

1
night
Pilsrundale

Pilsrundale ©
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Mezotne Palace.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Pilsrundale visit app.

Traveling by car from Cesis to Pilsrundale takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Pilsrundale

Museums

Side Trip

Mezotne Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Mezotne Palace ©
Mezotne Palace

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 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument to Mariners Lost at Sea, take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: walk around Jurmalas Park, then appreciate the history behind Latvian Musicians’ Walk of Fame, then steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, and finally don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial.

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You can drive from Pilsrundale to Liepaja in 3 hours. September in Liepaja sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Jurmalas Park ©
Jurmalas Park

2
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. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory, then stroll through Ventspils Children’s Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Piedzivojumu Parks, make a splash at Ventspils Water Park, then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ventspils South Pier.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventspils sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ventspils can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Ventspils Children’s Town ©
Ventspils Children’s Town

2
nights
Kuldiga

Kuldiga ©
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of the Kuldiga Region, take in the dramatic scenery at Venta Rapid Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuldiga Town Garden & Sculpture Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kuldiga Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Aizpute Castle, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Abandoned Military Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Edole Castle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Riezupe Sand Caves.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kuldiga trip maker website.

Drive from Ventspils to Kuldiga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ventspils in September since evenings lows in Kuldiga dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jurmala.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aizpute Castle, Abandoned Military Town, Edole Castle
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Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
The Riezupe Sand Caves ©
The Riezupe Sand Caves

1
night
Jurmala

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, make a trip to Jomas iela, and then pause for some photo ops at Brunurupucis (The Turtle).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jurmala trip itinerary website.

Drive from Kuldiga to Jurmala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Jurmala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jurmala

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Jomas iela ©
Jomas iela

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