7 days in Riga, Dobele & Jurmala Itinerary

7 days in Riga, Dobele & Jurmala Itinerary

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7 days in Riga, Dobele & Jurmala Itinerary

Start: Riga
1
Riga
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Dobele
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Jurmala
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
4
Riga
— 3 nights
End: Riga

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, then see the interesting displays at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airport is Riga International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dobele.

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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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Dobele

Dobele ©
Dobele is a town in the cultural region Zemgale in Latvia, and is located near the center of Latvia on the banks of the river Bērze. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, then step into the grandiose world of Dobele Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Tervete Nature Park.

Before you visit Dobele, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Riga to Dobele takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Jurmala.

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Parks Museums Wildlife

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Tervete Nature Park
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Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Dobele Castle ©
Dobele Castle

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night
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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jurmala trip site .

Traveling by car from Dobele to Jurmala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jurmala can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Riga.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Riga

Riga ©
Explore Riga further: admire the landmark architecture of House of Blackheads, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Riga vacation planner .

You can drive from Jurmala to Riga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Riga Town Hall Square ©
Riga Town Hall Square
Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
Alberta Iela ©
Alberta Iela

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