36 days in Latvia Itinerary

36 days in Latvia Itinerary

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36 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Cesis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Daugavpils
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bauska
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kuldiga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Liepaja
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Riga
— 13 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Cairo

4
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cesis Medieval Castle and Old Sigulda Castle. Get some historical perspective at Turaida Castle and Odzienas Manor. Get out of town with these interesting Cesis side-trips: Stameriena Castle (in Stameriena), Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti) and Munchausen’s World Museum (in Dunte). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ungurmuiza Manor, don't miss a visit to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, explore the engaging exhibits at ZINOO Cesis, and learn about winemaking at Ligatne Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cesis trip itinerary maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Cesis is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. While traveling from Cairo, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Cesis, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sigulda, Gauja National Park, Odzienas Manor, Stameriena Castle, Munchausen’s World Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle
Stameriena Castle ©
Stameriena Castle

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. Visit Daugavpils Fortress and Castle of Earls Platery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Aglona Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Daugavpils: Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili), Rezekne (Luznavas Muiza & Latgale Culture and History Museum) and Pilskalnes Siguldina (in Ilukste). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Berkenelsk (Birkinelsk) Lutheran Church, have fun and explore at Zinoo, and make a trip to The King's Hill of Christ.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Daugavpils road trip site .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Daugavpils takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Aglona, Rezekne, Castle of Earls Platery, Pilskalnes Siguldina, Preili Museum of Dolls
Highlights from your plan
Luznavas Muiza ©
Luznavas Muiza
Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls

4
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rundāle Palace and Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bauska Castle and Virgin Anna Roman Catholic Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Jelgava (Jelgava History and Art Museum & Pedestrian Bridge Mitava), Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis (in Dobele) and Tervete (Tervete Nature Park & Tervetes Taurini). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Palazzo di Rundale, steep yourself in history at Bauska Town Hall, identify plant and animal life at Trusu Pilsetina, and see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bauska trip app .

You can drive from Daugavpils to Bauska in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Bauska, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Bauska

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Kuldiga

Kuldiga ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and Roja Marine Fisheries Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Castle of the Livonian order and Kolkas Baka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuldiga: Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava (in Regi), Slitere Light (in Slitere) and Ventspils Beach (in Ventspils).

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Kuldiga journey builder tool .

Getting from Bauska to Kuldiga by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ventspils, Kolkas Baka, Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava, Baiba Ritere Textile Art, Roja Marine Fisheries Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order
Kolkas Baka ©
Kolkas Baka

5
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Northern Forts and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Liepaja Museum and Open air museum Vitolnieki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liepaja: Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems), Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta) and Pape Nature Park (in Pape). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, visit a coastal fixture at Bernati Lighthouse, look for gifts at Peter Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne’s Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Liepaja holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Kuldiga to Liepaja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Liepaja, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pape, Bernati Lighthouse, Grobina Castle, Lighthouse Akmensrags, Jurmalciems beach
Highlights from your plan
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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.
Head to Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Art Nouveau Rigafor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. Change things up with these side-trips from Riga: Jaunpils Pils (in Jaunpils), Lake Engure Nature Park (in Engure) and Jurmala (Kemeri National Park & Jurmala City Museum). On the 19th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, and examine the collection at The World of Hat Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Riga trip planning app .

You can fly from Liepaja to Riga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Jaunpils Pils, Lake Engure Nature Park, Mersrags Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble ©
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

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