8 days in Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Latvia Itinerary

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8 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Cesis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Riga
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh


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1
night
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, then step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cesis vacation planner.

Chandigarh, India to Cesis is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Cesis, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 27th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cesis to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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