16 days in Latvia Itinerary

16 days in Latvia Itinerary

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16 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Sigulda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Daugavpils
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rundale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Liepaja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ventspils
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Riga
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Salt Lake City

2
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. Visiting Gauja National Park and Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cesis Medieval Castle and Turaida Lutheran Church. Step out of Sigulda with an excursion to Ancient Jewellery Smithy in Cesis--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ligatnes Nature Trails and step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sigulda sightseeing planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Sigulda is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Sigulda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you will find days in Sigulda are cooler (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Gauja National Park, Ligatnes Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan

2
nights
Daugavpils

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Daugavpils Fortress, then take in the exciting artwork at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, and then get curious at Zinoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, then examine the collection at Preili Museum of Dolls, and finally brush up on your military savvy at World War II Museum and Exposition Hall.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Daugavpils trip website .

You can drive from Sigulda to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Daugavpils sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rundale.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Preili Museum of Dolls, World War II Museum and Exposition Hall
Highlights from your plan
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls

1
night
Rundale

Rundale ©
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Rundale Palace and then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rundale trip builder tool .

Getting from Daugavpils to Rundale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Rundale

Museums

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
Highlights from your plan
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Rundale Palace ©
Rundale Palace

2
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): walk around Jurmalas Park, steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Lighthouse Akmensrags.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liepaja holiday planner.

You can drive from Rundale to Liepaja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lighthouse Akmensrags
Highlights from your plan
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, then see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, then admire the sheer force of Venta Rapid Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Kuldiga Region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Irbene Radio Astronomy Center, then head outdoors with Daba Laba - Day Adventures, then examine the collection at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ventspils online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Ventspils takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Latvian National Museum Of Art and Zanis Lipke Memorial. Get outdoors at Dzintari Forest Park and Pilsetas kanals. Take a break from Riga with a short trip to Kemeri National Park in Jurmala, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Riga road trip planning tool .

Drive from Ventspils to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Jurmala
Highlights from your plan
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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