10 days in Latvia Itinerary

10 days in Latvia Itinerary

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10 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h
1
Riga
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sigulda
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Riga
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​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.
You've added Portals VR Arcade, Latvian National Opera, Illusion Rooms Riga, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit St. Peter's Church and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble for their historical value. Visiting Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Riga is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Riga hover around 3°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

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. You've now added Cesis Medieval Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turaida Lutheran Church, then explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Saulkrasti Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Mezakakis Adventure Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave, and then explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sigulda day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Riga to Sigulda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cesis Medieval Castle, Saulkrasti Beach
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Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle

1
night
Riga

Riga ©
You've now added Alberta Iela to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, take in the exciting artwork at Live Silver Museum, and then admire the striking features of Alberta Iela.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga holiday planner.

You can take a train from Sigulda to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee Art Nouveau ©
Musee Art Nouveau
Riga Castle ©
Riga Castle
Live Silver Museum ©
Live Silver Museum

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