9 days in Latvia Itinerary

9 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Sigulda
— 1 day
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Riga
— 3 nights
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Ventspils
— 1 night
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Liepaja
— 2 nights
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Sigulda

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, make a trip to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, then don't miss a visit to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sigulda online vacation planner.

London, UK to Sigulda is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Sigulda, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riga

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Jurmala Beach and Vecaki Beach. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, get your game on at Psaiho.Lv, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga visit website.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ventspils

— 1 night
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 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order, and then get outside with Ventspils Beach.

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Getting from Riga to Ventspils by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riga in June, you will find days in Ventspils are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Liepaja

— 2 nights
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmalciems beach. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison, then test your problem-solving skills at Kambaris, and finally make a trip to Sculptures of Liepaja Anthem Characters.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liepaja holiday builder site.

You can drive from Ventspils to Liepaja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.