8 days in Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Latvia Itinerary

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8 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Riga
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Sigulda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Cairo

4
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), and make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Riga online trip itinerary maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Riga is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in September: high temperatures in Riga hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

3
nights
Sigulda

Sigulda ©
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, and then appreciate the history behind Sculptural Group Parade of the Knights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sigulda visit planner.

You can take a bus from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sigulda are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

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