15 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Riga
— 9 nights
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Sigulda
— 2 nights
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Cesis
— 3 nights
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Riga — 9 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Summer House and Garden Complex of Kristaps and Auguste Morbergs in Jurmala (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Riga online tour planner.

Mumbai, India to Riga is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Riga, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Riga is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sigulda.
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Sigulda — 2 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. On the 3rd (Tue), Head underground at Gutman's Cave, steep yourself in history at Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turaida Lutheran Church, then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Car Across Gauja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker and then walk around Vienkoci Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sigulda trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Riga to Sigulda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Sigulda sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cesis.
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Cesis — 3 nights

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 4th (Wed), make a trip to Araisi Lake Dwelling Site. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rozu Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John’s Church, then pause for some photo ops at Old man of time, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cesis trip tool.

Cesis is just a stone's throw from Sigulda. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) 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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