8 days in Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia trip planner

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Sigulda
— 2 nights
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Riga
— 5 nights
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Sigulda

— 2 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. Take a break from Sigulda with a short trip to Cesis Medieval Castle in Cesis, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, get outside with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and Head underground at Gutman's Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sigulda trip maker website.

Dublin, Ireland to Sigulda is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Sigulda is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sigulda, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Riga

— 5 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.
Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils) and Jomas iela (in Jurmala). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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.