10 days in Latvia Itinerary

10 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia tour itinerary builder

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Riga
— 4 nights
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Pilsrundale
— 1 night
Drive
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Sigulda
— 4 nights
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Riga

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Go for a jaunt from Riga to Jurmala to see Jomas iela about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), explore the galleries of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, and examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga holiday planner.

London, UK to Riga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Riga due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pilsrundale.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Pilsrundale

— 1 night
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Mezotne Palace and then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pilsrundale trip planning app.

Getting from Riga to Pilsrundale by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Pilsrundale

Museums

Side Trip

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Sigulda

— 4 nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigulda: Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti) and Cesis (Araishi wind mill & Cesis Medieval Castle). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, expand your understanding of the military at The Secret Soviet Bunker, explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Raganu katls.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sigulda trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pilsrundale to Sigulda takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Latvia travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.