14 days in Latvia Itinerary

14 days in Latvia Itinerary

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14 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Sigulda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bauska
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Moscow

6
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga online journey maker .

Moscow, Russia to Riga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in December, with highs in Riga at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

4
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 out of town with these interesting Sigulda side-trips: Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera), Cesis Medieval Castle (in Cesis) and Skanakalna Dabas Parks (in Mazsalaca). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker, see the interesting displays at Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, and stroll around Canes Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sigulda road trip planner.

Take a train from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, The Secret Soviet Bunker, Skanakalna Dabas Parks, Sietiniezis Rock, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

3
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Venture out of the city with trips to Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Dobele), Jelgava (St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral, Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, & more) and Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, explore the historical opulence of Bauska Castle, examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, and don't miss a visit to Rundale Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bauska road trip planning site .

Drive from Sigulda to Bauska in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bauska can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bauska

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jelgava, Rundāle Palace, Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rundale Palace, Tervete Nature Park
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Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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