60 days in Latvia Itinerary

60 days in Latvia Itinerary

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60 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 13 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Daugavpils
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rezekne
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Jekabpils
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ligatne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Salacgriva
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Ventspils
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Liepaja
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Tervete
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dublin

13
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vermanes Garden and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Jurmala (Kemeri National Park & Jurmalas Globe), Jaunmoku Pils (in Tukums) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). On the 19th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Riga driving holiday website .

Dublin, Ireland to Riga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Jaunmoku Pils
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

6
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. Explore hidden gems such as Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Preili Museum of Dolls. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle of Earls Platery (in Kraslava), Pilskalnes Siguldina (in Ilukste) and Aglona (The King's Hill of Christ, World War II Museum and Exposition Hall, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Daugavpils Fortress, admire the natural beauty at Latgale Zoological Garden, explore the engaging exhibits at Zinoo, and make a trip to Center of Russian Culture/ Russian House.

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Take a train from Riga to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Daugavpils sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Rezekne.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aglona, Preili, Pilskalnes Siguldina, Castle of Earls Platery
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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Zinoo ©
Zinoo

5
nights
Rezekne

Rezekne ©
Rēzekne is a city in the Rēzekne River valley in Latgale region of eastern Latvia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stameriena Castle and Ludza Museum of Local History. Get out of town with these interesting Rezekne side-trips: Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (in Ludza) and Alexander Nevskiy Church (in Stameriena). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Luznavas Muiza, explore the world behind art at Art House, pause for some serene contemplation at Green Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Monument “United for Latvia”.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rezekne visit planner .

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Rezekne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Jekabpils.

Things to do in Rezekne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ludza, Stameriena
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Stameriena Castle ©
Stameriena Castle
Latgale Culture and History Museum ©
Green Synagogue ©
Green Synagogue

6
nights
Jekabpils

Jekabpils ©
Jēkabpils is a city in southeastern Latvia roughly halfway between Riga and Daugavpils and spanning the Daugava River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koknese Ruins and Mura lokas tilts par Kujas upi. Explore Jekabpils' surroundings by going to Liktendarzs - Garden of Destiny (in Koknese), Aizkraukle St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church (in Aizkraukle) and Odzienas Manor (in Odziena). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Ghost, examine the collection at Latgale Art and Craft Centre, make a trip to Old Town Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Krustkalnu dabas rezervats.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jekabpils online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rezekne to Jekabpils takes 1.5 hours. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Ligatne.

Things to do in Jekabpils

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Madona, Koknese, Latgale Art and Craft Centre, Cesvaines Castle, Odzienas Manor
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Liktendarzs - Garden of Destiny ©
Liktendarzs - Garden of Destiny
Krustpils castle ©
Krustpils castle

5
nights
Ligatne

Ligatne ©
Līgatne is a town on the Gauja River, in Latvia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cesis Medieval Castle and Old Sigulda Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ligatne: Cesis (Ancient Jewellery Smithy, Erglu Cliffs, & more) and Birini Castle (in Birini). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, admire all the interesting features of The Secret Soviet Bunker, and have fun and explore at ZINOO Cesis.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ligatne trip planner .

You can drive from Jekabpils to Ligatne in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salacgriva.

Things to do in Ligatne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Cesis, Gauja National Park, Ungurmuiza Manor, Birini Castle
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
The Secret Soviet Bunker ©
The Secret Soviet Bunker
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

6
nights
Salacgriva

Salacgriva ©
Salacgrīva TourismAfter restoration of Latvian independence Salacgriva municipality Tourism Information Centre was the first tourism information center in Latvia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Veczemju Mantinu Cliffs and Saulkrasti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Skanakalna Dabas Parks (in Mazsalaca), Limbazi (Orthodox Church of Enlightenment & Silver Museum) and Saulkrasti (White Dune, Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Randu Meadows, see the interesting displays at Ainazi Firefighting Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Salacgriva Lighthouse, and take in the views from Lamprey Weirs.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salacgriva sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ligatne to Salacgriva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Salacgriva

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saulkrasti, Ainazi, Limbazi, Skanakalna Dabas Parks
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Veczemju Klintis ©
Veczemju Klintis
Ainazi Firefighting Museum ©
Ainazi Firefighting Museum
Lamprey Weirs ©
Lamprey Weirs

6
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Venta Waterfall and Daba Laba - Day Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ventspils: Dundaga Castle (in Dundaga), Kuldiga (Kuldigas Identitates Pilars & Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava) and Edole Castle (in Edole). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order, let little ones run wild at Ventspils Children’s Town, get in on the family fun at Children Park Fantaziya, and examine the collection at Ventspils Creativity House Planetarium and Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ventspils online journey planner .

You can drive from Salacgriva to Ventspils in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salacgriva in May; daily highs in Ventspils reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Slitere Light, Edole Castle, Slitere National Park, Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
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Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach

6
nights
Liepaja

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Northern Forts and St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Liepaja: Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta), Pape Nature Park (in Pape) and Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmalas Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Liepaja visit planner.

Getting from Ventspils to Liepaja by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tervete.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aizpute, Bernati Lighthouse, Abandoned Military Town, Pape Nature Park, Grobina Castle
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Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Jurmalas Park ©
Jurmalas Park
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

6
nights
Tervete

Tervete ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tervete Nature Park and Jelgava Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Bauska (Trusu Pilsetina, Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica, & more), Dobele (Dobele Evangelical Lutheran Church & Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis) and Jelgava (St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral, Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, & more).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tervete day trip website .

You can drive from Liepaja to Tervete in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Tervete are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tervete

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jelgava, Bauska, Dobele, Saldus, Jaunpils
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Jelgava Palace ©
Jelgava Palace
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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