30 days in Latvia Itinerary

30 days in Latvia Itinerary

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30 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Bauska
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Daugavpils
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cesis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ventspils
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Liepaja
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Riga
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Explore Bauska's surroundings by going to Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis (in Dobele), Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete) and Jelgava (Jelgava Palace, Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, make a trip to Palazzo di Rundale, look for all kinds of wild species at Trusu Pilsetina, and examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bauska trip builder website .

Valletta, Malta to Bauska is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in November, expect Bauska to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Bauska

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jelgava, Tervete Nature Park, Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, Rundāle Palace, Rundale Palace
Highlights from your plan
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Daugavpils side-trips: Aglona Basilica (in Aglona), Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili) and Luznavas Muiza (in Rezekne). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, get engrossed in the history at Ludza Museum of Local History, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Daugavpils trip builder site .

Getting from Bauska to Daugavpils by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ludza Museum of Local History, Preili Museum of Dolls, The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery, Luznavas Muiza, Aglona Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Luznavas Muiza ©
Luznavas Muiza
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls

4
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Explore Cesis' surroundings by going to Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera), Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs (in Salacgriva) and Sigulda (Gutman's Cave, Turaida Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, walk around Maiskiy Park, explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Raksi Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cesis trip planner.

You can drive from Daugavpils to Cesis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs, Gauja National Park, Sietiniezis Rock, The Secret Soviet Bunker
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventspils: Slitere National Park (in Talsi), Kuldiga (Museum of the Kuldiga Region & Venta Rapid Waterfall) and Irbene Radio Astronomy Center (in Irbene). The adventure continues: get outside with Daba Laba - Day Adventures, kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edole Castle, and find something for the whole family at Children Park Fantaziya.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ventspils tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Ventspils takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Abavas Rumba, Slitere National Park, Edole Castle, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center
Highlights from your plan
Slitere National Park ©
Slitere National Park
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs

4
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liepaja: Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta), Abandoned Military Town (in Skrunda) and Aizpute Castle (in Aizpute). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun at LOC Ice Hall, get great views at Liepaja lake watchtower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Liepaja online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ventspils to Liepaja in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Liepaja can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lighthouse Akmensrags, Pape Nature Park, Aizpute Castle, Abandoned Military Town, Bernati Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Liepaja lake watchtower ©
Liepaja lake watchtower

9
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 Riga with a short trip to Kemeri National Park in Jurmala, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of House of the Black Heads, stroll through Jurmala Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Riga travel route planner .

Getting from Liepaja to Riga by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November in Riga, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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