23 days in Latvia Itinerary

23 days in Latvia Itinerary

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23 days in Latvia Itinerary

Riga
train:  3​h
Daugavpils
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Liepaja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ventspils
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Kuldiga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Riga
— 14 nights
Riga

2
days
Daugavpils

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum Jewish of Daugavpils and Latgale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, and then identify plant and animal life at Pilskalnes Siguldina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, then take a memorable tour with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Castle of Earls Platery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aglona Basilica.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Daugavpils road trip website .

Riga to Daugavpils is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Daugavpils

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Pilskalnes Siguldina, Castle of Earls Platery, Aglona Basilica
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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Pilskalnes Siguldina ©
Pilskalnes Siguldina
Aglona Basilica ©
Aglona Basilica

2
days
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karosta Prison, Northern Forts and Peter Market. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Jurmalciems beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Akmensrags. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pape Nature Park, then get engrossed in the history at Liepaja Museum, then look for gifts at Peter Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Northern Forts.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Liepaja journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Daugavpils to Liepaja in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Daugavpils in June: highs in Liepaja hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lighthouse Akmensrags, Jurmalciems beach, Pape Nature Park
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Jurmalciems beach ©
Jurmalciems beach
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison

2
days
Ventspils

Ventspils ©
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ventspils Beach. On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edole Castle, examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, and then kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at House of Crafts, head outdoors with Piedzivojumu Parks, and then explore the historical opulence of Dundaga Castle.

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Riga to Ventspils is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from Riga in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ventspils: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Edole Castle, Dundaga Castle
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle
Dundaga Castle ©
Dundaga Castle

2
days
Kuldiga

Kuldiga ©
You've now added Venta Waterfall to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of The Riezupe Sand Caves, delve into the distant past at Aizpute Castle, then ponder the design of Fountain the Drop of Honey, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Baiba Ritere Textile Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Abavas Rumba, explore the world behind art at Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Venta Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuldiga travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Kuldiga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Kuldiga

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Saldus, Abavas Rumba, Aizpute Castle, Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale
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Venta Waterfall ©
Venta Waterfall
Aizpute Castle ©
Aizpute Castle
The Riezupe Sand Caves ©
The Riezupe Sand Caves

15
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Art Nouveau Riga. Cesis Medieval Castle and Old City Riga (Vecriga) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: St. John’s Church (in Cesis), Silver Museum (in Limbazi) and Tervete (Tervetes Taurini & Tervete Nature Park). On the 30th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Kemeri National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and stroll through Vermanes Garden.

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You can drive from Kuldiga to Riga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Jurmala, Cesis, Sigulda, Tervete, Gauja National Park
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum

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