15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia tour planner
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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

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 Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Tervete (Tervetes Wooden Castle, Nature Park in Tervete, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Riga sightseeing planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Riga is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Riga is minus 1 hour. In August, Riga is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 26°C and lows of 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 Edole Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava and Ventspils Beach. Explore Ventspils' surroundings by going to Aizpute Castle (in Aizpute), Venta Rapid Waterfall (in Kuldiga) and Slitere National Park (in Talsi).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventspils trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Riga to Ventspils takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time 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 Old Sigulda Castle. Get some cultural insight at Cesis Medieval Castle and Ungurmuiza Manor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigulda: Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera) and Skanakalna Nature park (in Mazsalaca). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raganu katls and take in the dramatic scenery at Ieriku Dzirnavas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sigulda trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Sigulda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time 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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