11 days in Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia planner
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Fly
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Riga
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Cesis
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Pilsrundale
— 1 night
Drive to Riga International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Riga — 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Jurmala Beach and Old City Riga (Vecriga). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Riga trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Riga is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Riga: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesis.
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Cesis — 4 nights

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Kids will enjoy Gauja National Park and Cesis Medieval Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesis: Nature Museum Environment Labyrinth (in Aluksne), Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti) and Sigulda (Turaida Castle, Gutman's Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker, make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Raksi Park, and stroll around May Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cesis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cesis, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pilsrundale.
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Pilsrundale — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pilsrundale sightseeing website.

You can drive from Cesis to Pilsrundale in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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