46 days in Latvia Itinerary

46 days in Latvia Itinerary

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46 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 13 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Liepaja
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ventspils
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bauska
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Daugavpils
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Rezekne
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
7
Sigulda
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto

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.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Riga Motormuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Former bath-house of E.Racene (in Jurmala), Ogres Zilie Kalni (in Ogre) and Jaunmoku Pils (in Tukums). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Riga attractions app .

Toronto, Canada to Riga is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Riga reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Jaunpils Pils, Golf Club Viesturi, Ogres Zilie Kalni, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

6
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lighthouse Akmensrags and Abandoned Military Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Northern Forts and St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liepaja: Wetland Pathway Dunika (in Rucava), Baiba Ritere Textile Art (in Saldus) and Pape (Open air museum Vitolnieki & Pape Nature Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, delve into the distant past at Aizpute Castle, stop by Peter Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liepaja trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Riga to Liepaja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August in Liepaja, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pape, Baiba Ritere Textile Art, Lighthouse Akmensrags, Wetland Pathway Dunika, Aizpute Castle
Highlights from your plan
Jurmalciems beach ©
Jurmalciems beach
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral

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. Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and Roja Marine Fisheries Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edole Castle and Dundaga Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Ventspils side-trips: Irbene Radio Astronomy Center (in Irbene), Kolkas Baka (in Kolka) and Kuldiga (Museum of the Kuldiga Region & Venta Rapid Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach, get outside with Daba Laba - Day Adventures, enjoy the sea views from Slitere Light, and explore the ancient world of Bilavu Velna Laivas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ventspils day trip planning app .

You can drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ventspils are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Talsi, Abavas Rumba, Dundaga Castle, Edole Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Slitere National Park ©
Slitere National Park
Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle

4
nights
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Get in touch with nature at Tervete Nature Park and Tervetes Taurini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rundāle Palace and The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska. Venture out of the city with trips to Tervetes Wooden Castle (in Tervete), Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis (in Dobele) and Jelgava (Jelgava Palace, Holy Trinity Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bauska Castle, don't miss a visit to Palazzo di Rundale, steep yourself in history at Bauska Town Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Bauskas Muzejs.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bauska online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Bauska takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bauska are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Bauska

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jelgava, Tervete, Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, Palazzo di Rundale, Rundāle Palace
Highlights from your plan
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Bauska Castle ©
Bauska 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery and Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Shmakovka Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daugavpils: Latgale Art and Craft Centre (in Livani), Aglona (The King's Hill of Christ, Aglona Bread Museum, & more) and Krustpils castle (in Jekabpils). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Castle of Earls Platery, learn about all things military at Svente Manor and the Museum of Military Vehicles, and steep yourself in history at Daugavpils Fortress.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Daugavpils vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Bauska to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rezekne.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aglona, Jekabpils, Castle of Earls Platery, Latgale Art and Craft Centre
Highlights from your plan
Shmakovka Museum ©
Shmakovka Museum
Aglona Basilica ©
Aglona Basilica

5
nights
Rezekne

Rezekne ©
Rēzekne is a city in the Rēzekne River valley in Latgale region of eastern Latvia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Preili Museum of Dolls and Ludza Museum of Local History. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cesvaines Castle and Stameriena Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rezekne: Krustkalnu dabas rezervats (in Madona) and Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (in Ludza). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Luznavas Muiza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ludza Orthodox Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument “United for Latvia”, and get engrossed in the history at Latgale Culture and History Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rezekne trip tool .

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Rezekne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Rezekne

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ludza, Krustkalnu dabas rezervats, Stameriena Castle, Preili Museum of Dolls, Cesvaines Castle
Highlights from your plan
Green Synagogue ©
Green Synagogue
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls
Luznavas Muiza ©
Luznavas Muiza

6
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. Turaida Castle and Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cesis Medieval Castle and St. John’s Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sigulda: Munchhausen Landgut Dunte (in Salacgriva), ZINOO Cesis (in Cesis) and Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, sample the tasty concoctions at Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Sigulda road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rezekne to Sigulda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cesis, Saulkrasti, Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery, Silver Museum, Nature Museum Environment Labyrinth
Highlights from your plan
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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