6 days in Latvia Itinerary

6 days in Latvia Itinerary

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6 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Cesis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ventspils
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Liepaja
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Riga
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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hours
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cesis online trip maker .

Chicago, USA to Cesis is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get little chillier in Cesis: highs are around 63°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
St. John’s Church ©
St. John’s Church

1
night
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. On the 18th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Renka Garden, then step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order, then examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ventspils trip planner .

You can drive from Cesis to Ventspils in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Ventspils sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs

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night
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmalas Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Liepaja trip planner .

You can drive from Ventspils to Liepaja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Liepaja can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then look for gifts at Dzenis Amber, and finally contemplate the long history of Livu Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Riga online itinerary planner .

Getting from Liepaja to Riga by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Livu Square ©
Livu Square

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