33 days in Latvia Itinerary

33 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riga
1
Riga
— 18 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Sigulda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bauska
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Ventspils
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Liepaja
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Riga

18
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Jurmala (Former bath-house of E.Racene & Kemeri National Park), Tervete (Tervetes Wooden Castle, Tervete Nature Park, &more) and Ogres Zilie Kalni (in Ogre). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Riga. In April, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Tervete, Salaspils, Ogres Zilie Kalni
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Livu Akvaparks ©
Livu Akvaparks

5
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saulkrasti Beach and Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan. Venture out of the city with trips to Aluksne (Aluksne Castle-ruins, Manor and Park, Nature Museum Environment Labyrinth, &more), Sunset Trail (in Saulkrasti) and Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle, ZINOO Cesis, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, Head underground at Gutman's Cave, walk around Vienkoci Park, and don't miss a visit to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sigulda online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Riga to Sigulda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Sigulda are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cesis, Aluksne, Saulkrasti, Ligatne, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Saulkrasti Beach ©
Saulkrasti Beach
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan

1
night
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Trusu Pilsetina, see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Bauska Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bauska trip builder.

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 May, daytime highs in Bauska are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska ©
The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle

4
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Children Park Fantaziya and Science and Technology Museum Kurzeme Demo Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventspils: Irbene Radio Astronomy Center (in Irbene), Kuldiga (Venta Rapid Waterfall & Kuldiga Orthodox Church) and Slitere National Park (in Talsi). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ventspils South Pier, examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, and make a splash at Ventspils Water Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventspils holiday builder app.

Getting from Bauska to Ventspils by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bauska in May, plan for little chillier days in Ventspils, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center, Slitere National Park
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Irbene Radio Astronomy Center ©
Irbene Radio Astronomy Center
Ventspils Water Park ©
Ventspils Water Park

4
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liepaja: Abandoned Military Town (in Skrunda), Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems) and Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Liepaja lake watchtower, snap pictures at The Oskars Kalpaks Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Northern Forts.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liepaja road trip site.

You can drive from Ventspils to Liepaja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Liepaja, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Abandoned Military Town, Jurmalciems beach, Lighthouse Akmensrags
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Lighthouse Akmensrags
Lighthouse Akmensrags
Jurmalciems beach ©
Jurmalciems beach
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts

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