23 days in Latvia Itinerary

23 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia trip planner

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Riga
— 6 nights
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Ventspils
— 3 nights
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Liepaja
— 4 nights
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Bauska
— 2 nights
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Daugavpils
— 4 nights
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Sigulda
— 3 nights
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Riga

— 6 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.
Step out of Riga with an excursion to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Riga. In November, daytime highs in Riga are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Ventspils

— 3 nights
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Slitere National Park (in Talsi), Irbene Radio Astronomy Center (in Irbene) and Kuldiga (Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica, Kuldiga Orthodox Church, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Children Park Fantaziya, get curious at Science and Technology Museum Kurzeme Demo Centre, head outdoors with Ventspils Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Edole Castle.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ventspils online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Riga to Ventspils in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ventspils can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Liepaja

— 4 nights
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. Explore Liepaja's surroundings by going to Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta) and Valda Jerina Dolls room (in Aizpute). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Skede Dunes Memorial, steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, get great views at Liepaja lake watchtower, and snap pictures at The Oskars Kalpaks Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Liepaja route maker.

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Liepaja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bauska.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Bauska

— 2 nights
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, then admire the striking features of Bauska Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bauskas Muzejs. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Park in Tervete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bauska day trip website.

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Bauska takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Bauska sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Daugavpils

— 4 nights
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Venture out of the city with trips to Aglona (World War II Museum and Exposition Hall & Aglona Basilica), Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili) and Luznavas Muiza (in Rezekne). And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Zinoo, shop like a local with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, examine the collection at Shmakovka Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Daugavpils trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bauska to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Daugavpils, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Sigulda.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sigulda

— 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cesis (ZINOO Cesis, Cesis Medieval Castle, &more) and Saulkrasti (Saulkrasti Beach & Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave, stroll around Vienkoci Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sigulda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Sigulda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.