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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and St. Peter's Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dzintari Forest Park and Brothers' Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church (in Sigulda) and Jelgava (St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral & Holy Trinity Church). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, examine the collection at Riga Aviation Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Livu Akvaparks, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Riga road trip site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Riga is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · 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, kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order.

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

Getting from Riga to Ventspils by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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.