11 days in Riga, Liepaja & Daugavpils Itinerary

11 days in Riga, Liepaja & Daugavpils Itinerary

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11 days in Riga, Liepaja & Daugavpils Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Liepaja
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Daugavpils
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

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.
When in Riga, make a side trip to see Rundāle Palace in Pilsrundale, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riga online road trip planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Riga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. July in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jurmala Beach, Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

2
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, then don't miss a visit to Rose Square (Rozu laukums), and finally walk around Jurmalas Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Sculptures of Liepaja Anthem Characters, take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, then steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liepaja trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Riga to Liepaja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Liepaja are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Jurmalas Park ©
Jurmalas Park

3
nights
Daugavpils

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Get out of town with these interesting Daugavpils side-trips: Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili), Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill (in Rezekne) and Aglona Basilica (in Aglona). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, stroll around Dubrovin Park, and shop like a local with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Daugavpils trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Daugavpils takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Daugavpils, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aglona Basilica, Preili Museum of Dolls, Ruins of the Rezekne Castle Hill
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Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©

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