15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Riga
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Ventspils
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sigulda
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Madona
— 2 nights
Drive to Riga International Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Riga — 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Church and Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old City Riga (Vecriga) and House Of The Black Heads. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils) and Tervete (Tervetes Wooden Castle, Nature Park in Tervete, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga trip maker site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Riga is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in August, things will get cooler in Riga: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ventspils.
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Ventspils — 3 nights

Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lighthouse Akmensrags and Aizpute Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava and Slitere National Park. Explore Ventspils' surroundings by going to Venta Rapid Waterfall (in Kuldiga) and Edole Castle (in Edole). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ventspils sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Riga to Ventspils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ventspils can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sigulda.
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Sigulda — 4 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turaida Castle and Cesis Medieval Castle. Get some cultural insight at Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda and Ungurmuiza Manor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigulda: Skanakalna Nature park (in Mazsalaca) and Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Velnalas klintis un Velna ala, take in the dramatic natural features at Raganu katls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ieriku Dzirnavas.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigulda trip planner.

You can drive from Ventspils to Sigulda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Madona.
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Madona — 2 nights

Madona is a town with town rights in the Vidzeme region of Latvia and is the center of the Madona municipality.HistoryThe surrounding area of Madona had been populated in earlier times, which is confirmed by discoveries of old burial grounds in the city's vicinity. On the 29th (Mon), snap pictures at Mura lokas tilts par Kujas upi, explore the historical opulence of Cesvaines Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krustkalnu dabas rezervats.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madona trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Madona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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