11 days in Riga, Jelgava & Jurmala Itinerary

11 days in Riga, Jelgava & Jurmala Itinerary

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11 days in Riga, Jelgava & Jurmala Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Jelgava
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Jurmala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Amritsar

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 explore and learn at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Latvian National Museum Of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cesis Medieval Castle and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigulda (Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church & Old Sigulda Castle). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Vermanes Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, and make a trip to Livu Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip tool .

Amritsar, India to Riga is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in October; daily highs in Riga reach 11°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jelgava.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sigulda, Gauja National Park, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park

2
nights
Jelgava

Jelgava ©
Jelgava is a city in central Latvia about 41km southwest of Riga with about 63,000 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tervete Nature Park, then explore the historical opulence of Bauska Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Jelgava Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Bauska Branch of the Riga Motor Museum, then make a trip to Palazzo di Rundale, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rundāle Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jelgava road trip planning app .

Drive from Riga to Jelgava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jurmala.

Things to do in Jelgava

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bauska, Rundāle Palace, Rundale Palace, Tervete Nature Park
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jurmalas Globe, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ragakapa Nature Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jurmala holiday planner .

Drive from Jelgava to Jurmala in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Ragakapa Nature Park ©
Ragakapa Nature Park

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