14 days in Latvia Itinerary

14 days in Latvia Itinerary

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14 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Riga
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Daugavpils
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sigulda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Tervete
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Liepaja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ventspils
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dzintari Forest Park and The World of Hat Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. Change things up with a short trip to Rundāle Palace in Pilsrundale (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Jurmala Beach, take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Riga trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Riga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

1
night
Daugavpils

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Bunkurs, then shop like a local with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Daugavpils Fortress.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Daugavpils vacation maker site .

Traveling by train from Riga to Daugavpils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress

2
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. On the 8th (Mon), head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, learn about winemaking at Ligatne Winery, then step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ligatnes Nature Trails. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, then explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Old Brewery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigulda trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Sigulda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tervete.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Ligatne, Gauja National Park
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Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Ligatnes Nature Trails ©
Ligatnes Nature Trails

1
night
Tervete

Tervete ©
On the 10th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tervetes Taurini, and then identify plant and animal life at Tervete Nature Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tervete itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Tervete takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Tervete

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

2
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Northern Forts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Jurmalciems beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and then stroll around Jurmalas Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Liepaja trip planner .

Getting from Tervete to Liepaja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Tervete, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Liepaja, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmalciems beach
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Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
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. On the 13th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Venta Rapid Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of The Castle of the Livonian order, and then kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava and then see the interesting displays at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ventspils trip builder website .

Drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ventspils can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venta Rapid Waterfall, Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava
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Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order

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