32 days in Latvia Itinerary

32 days in Latvia Itinerary

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32 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Daugavpils
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rezekne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sigulda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bauska
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ventspils
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Liepaja
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Riga
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Islamabad

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. Appreciate the collections at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum and Shmakovka Museum. The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery and Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky will appeal to history buffs. Explore Daugavpils' surroundings by going to Aglona (World War II Museum and Exposition Hall, Aglona Basilica, & more), Krustpils castle (in Jekabpils) and Pilskalnes Siguldina (in Ilukste). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral and contemplate the long history of Daugavpils Fortress.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Daugavpils online tour planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Daugavpils is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Islamabad to Daugavpils, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Islamabad in October, with highs in Daugavpils at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rezekne.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Aglona, Jekabpils, Pilskalnes Siguldina
Highlights from your plan
Aglona Basilica ©
Aglona Basilica
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral ©
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral

4
nights
Rezekne

Rezekne ©
Rēzekne is a city in the Rēzekne River valley in Latgale region of eastern Latvia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cesvaines Castle and Stameriena Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Preili Museum of Dolls and Ludza Museum of Local History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rezekne: Krustkalnu dabas rezervats (in Madona), Alexander Nevskiy Church (in Stameriena) and ViLanu Sv. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church (in Vilani). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Luznavas Muiza, take in the pleasant sights at Makonkalns Hill and Volkenberg Castle Ruins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heart of Jesus Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Latgale Culture and History Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rezekne trip planning tool .

Getting from Daugavpils to Rezekne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sigulda.

Things to do in Rezekne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ludza, Stameriena, ViLanu Sv. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Preili Museum of Dolls, Cesvaines Castle
Highlights from your plan
Luznavas Muiza ©
Luznavas Muiza
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls
Stameriena Castle ©
Stameriena Castle

4
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turaida Castle and Old Sigulda Castle. Get outdoors at Skanakalna Dabas Parks and Velnalas klintis un Velna ala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigulda: Cesis (Ancient Jewellery Smithy & Cesis Medieval Castle), Ieriku Dzirnavas (in Amata) and Lielstraupe Castle (in Straupe). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, explore the striking landscape at Raganu katls, steep yourself in history at Ungurmuiza Manor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Randu Meadows.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sigulda trip planner .

You can drive from Rezekne to Sigulda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Sigulda are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Ungurmuiza Manor, Veczemju Klintis, Gauja National Park, Lielstraupe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

3
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Step out of the city life by going to Tervete Nature Park and Tervetes Taurini. Popular historic sites such as Bauska Castle and Bauska Town Hall are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bauska: Jelgava (Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, Holy Trinity Church, & more) and Tervetes Wooden Castle (in Tervete). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, make a trip to Rundale Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica, and see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bauska travel route planner.

Drive from Sigulda to Bauska in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bauska are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Bauska

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jelgava, Tervete, Rundāle Palace, Mezotne Palace, Rundale Palace
Highlights from your plan
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska Castle

3
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. Visiting Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava and Venta Rapid Waterfall will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and Museum of the Kuldiga Region. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventspils: Slitere National Park (in Talsi), Dundaga Castle (in Dundaga) and Edole Castle (in Edole). The adventure continues: get outside with Daba Laba - Day Adventures, see the interesting displays at Roja Marine Fisheries Museum, kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, and get lost in a book at Parventas Library.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ventspils trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bauska to Ventspils takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Ventspils are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Edole Castle, Roja Marine Fisheries Museum, Dundaga Castle, Kolkas Baka
Highlights from your plan
Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle
Slitere National Park ©
Slitere National Park
Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava ©
Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava

4
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Visiting Wetland Pathway Dunika and Pape Nature Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Lighthouse Akmensrags and Abandoned Military Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liepaja: Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems), Open air museum Vitolnieki (in Pape) and Aizpute Castle (in Aizpute). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Liepaja Museum, steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, and explore the ancient world of Grobina Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Liepaja online vacation planner .

Drive from Ventspils to Liepaja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pape, Lighthouse Akmensrags, Bernati Lighthouse, Grobina Castle, Jurmalciems beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison

10
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 explore and learn at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014. Get in touch with nature at Jurmala Beach and Kemeri National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Ogres Zilie Kalni (in Ogre), Lake Engure Nature Park (in Engure) and Sloka Lake Walking Trail (in Jurmala). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ragakapa Nature Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Riga journey builder app .

Fly from Liepaja to Riga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Jaunpils Pils, Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, Lake Engure Nature Park, Ogres Zilie Kalni
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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