17 days in Latvia Itinerary

17 days in Latvia Itinerary

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17 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Peshawar
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Tervete
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Liepaja
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Ligatne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Riga
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Peshawar

1
day
Tervete

Tervete ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tervetes Taurini and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tervete trip builder .

Peshawar, Pakistan to Tervete is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Peshawar in October, things will get cooler in Tervete: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Tervete

Parks Wildlife
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

3
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Take a break from the city and head to Venta Waterfall and Wetland Pathway Dunika. Discover out-of-the-way places like Peter Market and St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral. Step out of Liepaja to go to Pape and see Pape Nature Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Northern Forts and enjoy some diversion at LOC Ice Hall.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Liepaja trip planner .

You can drive from Tervete to Liepaja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ligatne.

Things to do in Liepaja

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pape Nature Park, Venta Rapid Waterfall, Wetland Pathway Dunika
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Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Peter Market
Peter Market
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts

4
nights
Ligatne

Ligatne ©
Līgatne is a town on the Gauja River, in Latvia. Get outdoors at Gauja National Park and Raganu katls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan and Velnalas klintis un Velna ala. Explore Ligatne's surroundings by going to Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & St. John’s Church). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ligatnes Nature Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maiskiy Park, Head underground at Gutman's Cave, and explore the striking landscape of Cable Car Across Gauja.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ligatne trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Liepaja to Ligatne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Ligatne, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Ligatne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigulda, Cesis, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Ligatnes Nature Trails ©
Ligatnes Nature Trails
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan ©
Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dzintari Forest Park and Jurmala Beach. For shopping fun, head to Central Market (Centraltirgus) or Robert's Books. Change things up with a short trip to Kemeri National Park in Jurmala (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Art Nouveau Riga, take in nature's colorful creations at Vermanes Garden, pick up some local products at Medus Istaba, and browse the different shops at Galerija Centrs.

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Traveling by car from Ligatne to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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