8 days in Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Sigulda
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Riga
— 6 nights

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Sigulda

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Velnalas klintis un Velna ala, get great views at Keizarkresls un keizarskats, hit the slopes at Mezakakis Adventure Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Saulkrasti Beach, then examine the collection at Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, and finally get outside with White Dune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ligatne Paper Mill, explore the striking landscape at Lustuzis Cliff, steep yourself in history at Ungurmuiza Manor, then contemplate the long history of Araishi wind mill, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Raksi Park, and finally have fun and explore at ZINOO Cesis.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigulda route planner.

Riga to Sigulda is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sigulda are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks · Outdoors · Classes · Nature

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rundāle Palace and Bastejkalna Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Riga: Holy Trinity Church (in Jelgava), Jurmala (Jurmala City Museum & Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS) and Bauskas Muzejs (in Bauska). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, make a trip to Jauniela, get advice or help at National Library of Latvia, and get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary website.

Getting from Sigulda to Riga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Riga are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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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.