10 days in Latvia Itinerary

10 days in Latvia Itinerary

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10 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bauska
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Cesis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Riga
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Tallinn

1
day
Bauska

Bauska ©
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. On the 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bauska trip itinerary app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Bauska is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Bauska can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

2
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, don't miss a visit to Ancient Jewellery Smithy, and then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cesis trip planner .

Drive from Bauska to Cesis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and St. Peter's Church. When in Riga, make a side trip to see Jaunmoku Pils in Tukums, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip builder .

You can drive from Cesis to Riga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Riga are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Jaunmoku Pils
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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