11 days in Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Latvia Itinerary

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11 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Riga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ventspils
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sigulda
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Vilnius

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 Dzintari Forest Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), admire the striking features of House of the Black Heads, and take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Riga is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Spas Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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. Get in touch with nature at Ventspils Beach and Venta Rapid Waterfall. Explore Ventspils' surroundings by going to Edole Castle (in Edole), Abavas Rumba (in Kandava) and Slitere National Park (in Talsi). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Daba Laba - Day Adventures and take in the waterfront at Ventspils Southern Pier.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ventspils vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Riga to Ventspils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ventspils are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Slitere National Park, Edole Castle, Venta Rapid Waterfall, Abavas Rumba
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Slitere National Park ©
Slitere National Park
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall

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 in touch with nature at Gauja National Park and Saulkrasti Beach. When in Sigulda, make a side trip to see Cesis Medieval Castle in Cesis, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker, admire the striking features of Turaida Lutheran Church, and do a tasting at Ligatne Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sigulda travel route site .

You can drive from Ventspils to Sigulda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Sigulda sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ligatne, Saulkrasti Beach, Cesis Medieval Castle, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Saulkrasti Beach ©
Saulkrasti Beach
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave

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