12 days in Latvia Itinerary

12 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Sigulda
— 2 nights
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Pilsrundale
— 1 night
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Riga
— 8 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sigulda: Cesis (Sarkanas Cliffs and Springs & Cesis Medieval Castle). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda, don't miss a visit to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, and Head underground at Gutman's Cave.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Sigulda trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sigulda is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sigulda. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Istanbul in August, with highs in Sigulda at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pilsrundale.
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Pilsrundale — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Mezotne Palace and then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Pilsrundale holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Pilsrundale takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.
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Riga — 8 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils) and Jurmala (Jomas iela & Kemeri National Park). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

Plan trip to Riga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Pilsrundale to Riga in 1.5 hours. September in Riga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Latvia travel guide

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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.
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