5 days in Latvia Itinerary

5 days in Latvia Itinerary

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5 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Riga
1
Riga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cesis
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Riga

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jurmala Beach and Kemeri National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Trinity Church and Livu Square. Take a break from Riga with a short trip to Tervete Nature Park in Tervete, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), and get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Riga road trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Riga International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jurmala, Tervete Nature Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Holy Trinity Church
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

1
day
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Old Brewery, make a trip to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, then explore the engaging exhibits at ZINOO Cesis, and finally explore the striking landscape at Erglu Cliffs.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cesis trip planning site .

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cesis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
ZINOO Cesis ©
ZINOO Cesis
Ancient Jewellery Smithy ©
Ancient Jewellery Smithy

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