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 Ahmedabad

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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 Riga Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and KGB Building. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Riga attractions planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Riga is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Riga is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, expect Riga to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cesis.
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Cesis — 2 nights

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 23rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Ligatnes Nature Trails, step into the grandiose world of Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda, and then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, then have fun and explore at ZINOO Cesis, then steep yourself in history at Limbazi Medieval Castle Ruins and Panorama Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Live Silver Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cesis holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Riga to Cesis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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