9 days in Latvia Itinerary

9 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia Trip Planner

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Riga
— 4 nights
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Ventspils
— 3 nights
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Liepaja
— 1 night
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Riga

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Studio 69. Relax by the water at Jurmala Beach and Vecaki Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Nouveau Riga and Hobbywool. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, stop by De'Zavu Vintage Boutique, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Doma Antikvariats.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip planning app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Riga is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In April in Riga, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ventspils

— 3 nights
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Ventspils Beach and Irbene Radio Astronomy Center. Get some cultural insight at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs and Museum of the Kuldiga Region. Step out of Ventspils to go to Kuldiga and see Venta Rapid Waterfall, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory, step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order, and browse the collection at Parventas Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ventspils journey app.

Traveling by car from Riga to Ventspils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Riga in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ventspils: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Liepaja

— 1 night
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Liepaja Museum, look for gifts at Peter Market, and then get outside with Jurmalciems beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Liepaja holiday site.

Getting from Ventspils to Liepaja by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liepaja

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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.