4 days in Latvia & Birzai Itinerary

4 days in Latvia & Birzai Itinerary

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4 days in Latvia & Birzai Itinerary

Start: Plunge, Lithuania
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Kuldiga, Latvia
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Ventspils, Latvia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kolka, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Jurmala, Latvia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saulkrasti, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Riga, Latvia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Birzai, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Kaunas, Lithuania

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Kuldiga, Latvia

Kuldiga ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kuldiga Town Garden & Sculpture Park and then admire the sheer force of Venta Rapid Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuldiga trip itinerary planning site .

Plunge, Lithuania to Kuldiga is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Kuldiga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Parks Nature
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Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall

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Ventspils, Latvia

Ventspils ©
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, Renka Garden and Ventspils Beach. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Renka Garden, then examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ventspils vacation planning app .

You can drive from Kuldiga to Ventspils in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kuldiga in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ventspils, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kolka.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
The Castle of the Livonian order ©

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Kolka, Latvia

Kolka
Kolka is a village in Kolka parish, Dundaga municipality, on the tip of Cape Kolka in Courland in Latvia, on the coast of the Gulf of Riga in ancient Livonia.Livonian homelandKolka and other surrounding villages of Livonian coast are home to the last remnants of Latvia's Livonian ethnic group, whose Livonian language is highly endangered. To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kolka tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ventspils to Kolka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Jurmala.

Things to do in Kolka

Historic Sites

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Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kemeri National Park, Dzintari Forest Park and Brunurupucis (The Turtle). Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Brunurupucis (The Turtle), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kemeri National Park, then kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and finally make a trip to Jomas iela.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jurmala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kolka to Jurmala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saulkrasti.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Nature Beaches
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park

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Saulkrasti, Latvia

Saulkrasti ©
Saulkrasti is a town in Latvia, which lies on the east coast of Gulf of Riga. On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum and then kick back and relax at Saulkrasti Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saulkrasti vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jurmala to Saulkrasti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Saulkrasti, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Saulkrasti

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Saulkrasti Beach ©
Saulkrasti Beach
Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum ©
Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum

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Riga, Latvia

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the striking features of Alberta Iela.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Riga vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saulkrasti to Riga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Birzai.
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Alberta Iela ©
Alberta Iela

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Birzai, Lithuania

Birzai ©
Biržai is a city in northern Lithuania. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Birzai Castle and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rinkuskiai Brewery.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Birzai vacation planning website .

You can drive from Riga to Birzai in 1.5 hours. August in Birzai sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Birzai

Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Birzai Castle ©
Birzai Castle

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