34 days in Latvia Itinerary

34 days in Latvia Itinerary

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34 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Daugavpils
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Bauska
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ventspils
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Daugavpils
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cesis
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Riga
— 10 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Daugavpils

5
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Visit Rundāle Palace and Jelgava Palace for their historical value. Explore Bauska's surroundings by going to Jelgava (Holy Trinity Church, St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral, & more), Pokaini Forest (in Dobele) and Aizkraukle St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church (in Aizkraukle). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Mezotne Palace, examine the collection at The Bauska Branch of the Riga Motor Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bauska trip planner .

Daugavpils to Bauska is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Bauska, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Bauska

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Jelgava, Tervete, Mezotne Palace, Aizkraukle St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church, Rundāle Palace
Highlights from your plan
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska 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. Get some historical perspective at Northern Forts and Lighthouse Akmensrags. Get a sense of the local culture at Edole Castle and Irbene Radio Astronomy Center. Get out of town with these interesting Ventspils side-trips: Liepaja (St. Joseph's Cathedral, Rose Square (Rozu laukums), & more) and Kuldiga (Venta Waterfall & The Riezupe Sand Caves). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventspils Beach, explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order, and examine the collection at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ventspils trip planner.

You can drive from Bauska to Ventspils in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Ventspils, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Liepaja, Kuldiga, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center, Lighthouse Akmensrags, Edole Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts

5
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Latgale Art and Craft Centre and Preili Castle. ViLanu Sv. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and Castle of Earls Platery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Daugavpils' surroundings by going to Rezekne (Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill, Heart of Jesus Cathedral, & more), Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili) and Aglona (Devil's Lake, Aglona Basilica, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Latgale Zoological Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, admire the masterpieces at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Daugavpils Fortress.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Daugavpils trip planner.

You can drive from Ventspils to Daugavpils in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ventspils in November since evenings lows in Daugavpils dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aglona, Rezekne, Preili, Castle of Earls Platery, Latgale Art and Craft Centre
Highlights from your plan
Aglona Basilica ©
Aglona Basilica
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls
Luznavas Muiza ©
Luznavas Muiza

6
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turaida Castle and Cesvaines Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Cesis Medieval Castle and Ungurmuiza Manor. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigulda (Aerodium, Turaida Lutheran Church, & more), Birini Castle (in Birini) and Beverinas Labyrinths (in Valmiera).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cesis day trip planning tool .

Getting from Daugavpils to Cesis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigulda, Ligatne, Birini Castle, Odzienas Manor, Ungurmuiza Manor
Highlights from your plan
Gutman's Cave ©
Gutman's Cave
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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.
Appreciate the collections at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Church and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Jurmala (Jomas iela & Jurmalas Globe) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). On the 11th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, get engrossed in the history at Latvian War Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga trip planning site .

Drive from Cesis to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

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