31 days in Latvia Itinerary

31 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Riga International Airport, Drive to Sigulda
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Sigulda
— 3 nights
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Daugavpils
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bauska
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liepaja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ventspils
— 4 nights
Drive
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Riga
— 13 nights
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sigulda: Munchausen’s World Museum (in Dunte), Ungurmuiza Manor (in Raiskums) and Cesis (Cesis Medieval Castle & ZINOO Cesis). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, make a trip to Krimulda estate, Head underground at Gutman's Cave, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sigulda day trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Sigulda is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Sigulda are cooler (3°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Daugavpils

— 3 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 Luznavas Muiza (in Rezekne) and Preili Museum of Dolls (in Preili). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Zinoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, take in the exciting artwork at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, and make a trip to Center of Russian Culture/ Russian House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Daugavpils trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Daugavpils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sigulda in December, expect Daugavpils to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bauska.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bauska

— 2 nights
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. On the 8th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Bauska Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, then make a trip to Bauska Town Hall, and finally examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Jelgava History and Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Janis Cakste.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bauska trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Bauska takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Bauska, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liepaja.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liepaja

— 5 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 Abandoned Military Town (in Skrunda) and Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta). There's much more to do: make a trip to Skede Dunes Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and take in the views from The Oskars Kalpaks Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liepaja trip planner.

Getting from Bauska to Liepaja by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. December in Liepaja sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Ventspils

— 4 nights
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventspils: Edole Castle (in Edole), Kuldiga (Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica, Kuldigas Identitates Pilars, &more) and Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava (in Regi). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Children Park Fantaziya, explore the striking landscape of Slitere National Park, kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach, and get outside with Piedzivojumu Parks.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ventspils route builder app.

Traveling by car from Liepaja to Ventspils takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ventspils are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Riga

— 13 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 Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and steep yourself in history at House of the Black Heads.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Riga online vacation planner.

You can drive from Ventspils to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Riga are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.