37 days in Latvia Itinerary

37 days in Latvia Itinerary

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37 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Cesis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Daugavpils
— 5 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cesis Medieval Castle and Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church. Explore hidden gems such as Gauja National Park and Old Sigulda Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesis: Sigulda (Turaida Castle, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, & more), Ligatne Winery (in Ligatne) and Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ligatnes Nature Trails, explore and take pictures at The Secret Soviet Bunker, delve into the lush surroundings at Skanakalna Dabas Parks, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cesis tour itinerary planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Cesis is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Cesis to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigulda, Ligatne, Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery, Skanakalna Dabas Parks, Saulkrasti Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church ©
Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daugavpils Fortress and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Preili Museum of Dolls and Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Daugavpils: Luznavas Muiza (in Rezekne), The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery (in Jekabpils) and Latgale Art and Craft Centre (in Livani). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pilskalnes Siguldina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aglona Basilica, shop like a local with Gallery Bunkurs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Daugavpils day trip website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rezekne, Aglona, Pilskalnes Siguldina, The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery, Preili Museum of Dolls
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Rundāle Palace and Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Church and St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bauska side-trips: Jelgava (Jelgava Palace, Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, & more) and Tervete (Tervetes Taurini & Tervete Nature Park). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bauska Castle, examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, don't miss a visit to Palazzo di Rundale, and look for all kinds of wild species at Trusu Pilsetina.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bauska trip builder .

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Bauska takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bauska can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Bauska

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jelgava, Tervete, Rundāle Palace, Palazzo di Rundale, Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis
Highlights from your plan
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

4
nights
Kuldiga

Kuldiga ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and The Castle of the Livonian order. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ventspils Beach and Abandoned Military Town. Explore Kuldiga's surroundings by going to Kolkas Baka (in Kolka), Roja Marine Fisheries Museum (in Roja) and Baiba Ritere Textile Art (in Saldus).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuldiga itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Bauska to Kuldiga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuldiga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ventspils, Roja Marine Fisheries Museum, Baiba Ritere Textile Art, Edole Castle, Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order

5
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Get some historical perspective at Northern Forts and Karosta Prison. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Trinity Cathedral and Grobina Castle. Explore Liepaja's surroundings by going to Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems), Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta) and Pape (Pape Nature Park & Open air museum Vitolnieki). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Wetland Pathway Dunika. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, walk around Jurmalas Park, and contemplate the long history of House of Peter.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Liepaja driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kuldiga to Liepaja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Liepaja, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Let the collections at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE and Zanis Lipke Memorial capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and St. Peter's Church. Step out of Riga with an excursion to Kemeri National Park in Jurmala--about 46 minutes away. On the 20th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Liepaja to Riga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

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