7 days in Latvia Itinerary

7 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia Trip Planner

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Riga
— 5 nights
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Ventspils
— 1 night
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Riga

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Jurmala Beach and Kipsala. St. Peter's Church and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church (in Sigulda), Jelgava (St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral & Holy Trinity Church) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and cool off at Livu Akvaparks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip itinerary website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Riga is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, then kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ventspils travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Riga to Ventspils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ventspils can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ventspils

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Latvia travel guide

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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.