6 days in Latvia Itinerary

6 days in Latvia Itinerary

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6 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Riga
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Liepaja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ventspils
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cesis
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Kiev

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vermanes Garden and Riga Motormuseum. Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and Zanis Lipke Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, and explore the world behind art at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga road trip app .

Kiev, Ukraine to Riga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiev in July, you will find days in Riga are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

1
night
Liepaja

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

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Liepaja trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Riga to Liepaja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

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

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order, then examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ventspils tour planner.

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Ventspils takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ventspils are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Ventspils

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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

1
night
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John’s Church, explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Old Brewery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cesis holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Cesis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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