13 days in Latvia Itinerary

13 days in Latvia Itinerary

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13 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  17​h
1
Riga
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Ventspils
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Jurmala
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
4
Sigulda
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Riga
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Islamabad

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Riga Culture Free Tour, Old City Riga (Vecriga), Latvijas 1. Rokkafejnica / Reiterna Nams, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Riga is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Riga is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in January, plan for cooler days in Riga, with highs around -1°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Riga Culture Free Tour ©
Riga Culture Free Tour

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venta Rapid Waterfall, Ventspils Beach and The Castle of the Livonian order. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head outdoors with Ventspils Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ventspils attractions planner .

Getting from Riga to Ventspils by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Jurmala.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venta Rapid Waterfall
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall

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.
You've now added Jurmala Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jurmala visit planner.

Drive from Ventspils to Jurmala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ventspils in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -8°C in Jurmala. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Jurmala

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Gauja National Park, Cable Car Across Gauja, Gutman's Cave, and other attractions.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sigulda travel site .

You can drive from Jurmala to Sigulda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Sigulda are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave

1
night
Riga

Riga ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riga Town Hall Square as well as House of the Black Heads. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads and then make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

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

Take a bus from Sigulda to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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Riga Town Hall Square ©
Riga Town Hall Square
House of the Black Heads ©
House of the Black Heads

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