8 days in Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia travel route planner

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Riga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cesis
— 2 nights
Drive to Riga International Airport, Fly to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

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Riga

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and St. Peter's Church. You'll explore and learn at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and KGB Building. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

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Ahmedabad, India to Riga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Riga. In May, Riga is cooler than Ahmedabad - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Cesis

— 2 nights
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ligatnes Nature Trails, then step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, have fun and explore at ZINOO Cesis, then contemplate the long history of Limbazi Medieval Castle Ruins and Panorama Tower, and finally examine the collection at Silver Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cesis trip builder.

Drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cesis are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cesis

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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.