31 days in Latvia Itinerary

31 days in Latvia Itinerary

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31 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Riga
1
Riga
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ligatne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Daugavpils
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rundale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Liepaja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ventspils
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Riga

13
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dzintari Forest Park and Walking tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Riga holiday site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Riga. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ligatne.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga

3
nights
Ligatne

Ligatne ©
Līgatne is a town on the Gauja River, in Latvia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cesis Medieval Castle and Ieriku Dzirnavas. Get out of town with these interesting Ligatne side-trips: Cesis (Ancient Jewellery Smithy & Erglu Cliffs). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at The Secret Soviet Bunker, contemplate the long history of Ungurmuiza Manor, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Raksi Park, and take some stellar pictures from Ainavu Krauja.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ligatne trip planner.

You can drive from Riga to Ligatne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Ligatne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Ligatne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cesis, Amata, Gauja National Park, Ungurmuiza Manor
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
The Secret Soviet Bunker ©
The Secret Soviet Bunker

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daugavpils Fortress and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daugavpils: Luznavas Muiza (in Rezekne), Pilskalnes Siguldina (in Ilukste) and Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, explore the engaging exhibits at Zinoo, and see the interesting displays at Museum Jewish of Daugavpils and Latgale.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Daugavpils trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ligatne to Daugavpils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rundale.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aglona Basilica, Pilskalnes Siguldina, Preili Museum of Dolls, Luznavas Muiza
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Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls
Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Dubrovin Park ©
Dubrovin Park

2
nights
Rundale

Rundale ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Bauska Branch of the Riga Motor Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Trusu Pilsetina, then step into the grandiose world of Rundāle Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo di Rundale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument to Janis Cakste, then take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rundale day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Rundale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Rundale

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jelgava, Bauska, Tervete Nature Park, Rundāle Palace
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Rundale Palace ©
Rundale Palace
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

3
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Northern Forts and Room Escape Games. Change things up with a short trip to Lighthouse Akmensrags in Pavilosta (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Jurmalas Park, don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial, take in the views from The Oskars Kalpaks Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liepaja day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rundale to Liepaja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bernati Lighthouse, Lighthouse Akmensrags
Highlights from your plan
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral ©

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ventspils Beach and Children Park Fantaziya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ventspils: Venta Waterfall (in Kuldiga), Edole Castle (in Edole) and Irbene Radio Astronomy Center (in Irbene). There's much more to do: get outside with Daba Laba - Day Adventures, let little ones run wild at Ventspils Children’s Town, enjoy some diversion at Bernu pilsetina, and see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ventspils online attractions planner .

Drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Venta Rapid Waterfall, Slitere National Park, Edole Castle, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
Slitere National Park ©
Slitere National Park

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