8 days in Riga & Jurmala Itinerary

8 days in Riga & Jurmala Itinerary

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8 days in Riga & Jurmala Itinerary

Start: Riga
1
Riga
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Jurmala
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
End: Riga

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Turaida Castle (in Sigulda) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Riga road trip website .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Riga International Airport. April in Riga sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Jurmala.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Turaida Castle, Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

3
nights
Jurmala

Jurmala ©
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
You've now added Jurmala Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and then contemplate the long history of Jurmalas Globe. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Brunurupucis (The Turtle), take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kemeri National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jurmala trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Riga to Jurmala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Jurmala, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park

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