15 days in Latvia Itinerary

15 days in Latvia Itinerary

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15 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Liepaja
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pilsrundale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sigulda
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Riga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Riga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get little chillier in Riga: highs are around 63°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Liepaja.

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
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

3
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Change things up with these side-trips from Liepaja: Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta), Kuldiga (Venta Rapid Waterfall & Museum of the Kuldiga Region) and Edole Castle (in Edole). There's lots more to do: stroll around Jurmalas Park, make a trip to Skede Dunes Memorial, contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liepaja road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Liepaja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pilsrundale.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Edole Castle, Lighthouse Akmensrags
Highlights from your plan
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Room Escape Games

1
night
Pilsrundale

Pilsrundale ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pilsrundale online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Liepaja to Pilsrundale in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pilsrundale can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Pilsrundale

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera), Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs (in Salacgriva) and Cesis (Ancient Jewellery Smithy & Cesis Medieval Castle). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle, pause for some photo ops at Sculptural Group Parade of the Knights, and Head underground at Gutman's Cave.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sigulda online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pilsrundale to Sigulda takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Sietiniezis Rock, Gauja National Park, Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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