18 days in Latvia Itinerary

18 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Riga
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ventspils
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Liepaja
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Daugavpils
— 3 nights
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Riga

— 6 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Get some cultural insight at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Vermanes Garden. Appreciate the collections at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Doma Antikvariats. Spend the 14th (Sat) immersed in therapeutic waters at ESPA Riga. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, stop by Dzenis Amber, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum of Latvia, and don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square.

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London, UK to Riga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Riga. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Riga reach 5°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Spas · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Ventspils

— 3 nights
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edole Castle and Slitere Light. Step out of the city life by going to Ventspils Beach and The Riezupe Sand Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventspils: Irbene Radio Astronomy Center (in Irbene) and Museum of the Kuldiga Region (in Kuldiga). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order.

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Drive from Riga to Ventspils in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Ventspils, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Liepaja

— 3 nights
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at House of Peter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne’s Church, test your team's savvy at Kambaris, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and finally look for gifts at Peter Market. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Liepaja Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Jurmalciems beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rucava Church.

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Getting from Ventspils to Liepaja by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Daugavpils

— 3 nights
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Do your shopping at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Gallery Bunkurs. Get some historical perspective at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral and Daugavpils Fortress. Explore Daugavpils' surroundings by going to Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili) and Rezekne (Green Synagogue & Latgale Culture and History Museum). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, learn about all things military at Svente Manor and the Museum of Military Vehicles, walk around Dubrovin Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Latgale Zoological Garden.

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You can drive from Liepaja to Daugavpils in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Liepaja in November, expect Daugavpils to be slightly colder, temps between 4°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.