14 days in Latvia Itinerary

14 days in Latvia Itinerary

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14 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Riga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cesis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tervete
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Liepaja
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

5
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.
Visiting Kemeri National Park and Dzintari Forest Park will get you outdoors. Visit Jurmala Beach and Vecaki Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riga vacation 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 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park

3
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Cesis Medieval Castle and Turaida Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan and Gauja National Park. Go for a jaunt from Cesis to Saulkrasti to see Saulkrasti Beach about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ligatnes Nature Trails and expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cesis trip planner .

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tervete.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Ligatne, Gauja National Park, Saulkrasti Beach
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Ligatnes Nature Trails ©
Ligatnes Nature Trails

1
night
Tervete

Tervete ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, then identify plant and animal life at Tervetes Taurini, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tervete planner .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Tervete takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tervete sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Tervete

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

4
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Get in touch with nature at Ventspils Beach and Venta Rapid Waterfall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Northern Forts and Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liepaja: The Castle of the Livonian order (in Ventspils), Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems) and Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica (in Kuldiga). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and walk around Jurmalas Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Liepaja day trip planner.

You can drive from Tervete to Liepaja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Liepaja can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liepaja

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ventspils, Kuldiga, Jurmalciems beach
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Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Jurmalciems beach ©
Jurmalciems beach

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