60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia travel route planner
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Riga
— 4 nights
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Daugavpils
— 16 nights
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Cesvaine
— 7 nights
Drive to Riga International Airport, Fly to Liepaja
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Liepaja
— 7 nights
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Ventspils
— 23 nights
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Riga
— 1 night
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Riga — 4 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.
Riga is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, and examine the collection at House Of The Black Heads.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Riga sightseeing site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Riga is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Riga due to the time zone difference. In September, Riga is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daugavpils.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Daugavpils — 16 nights

Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Change things up with these side-trips from Daugavpils: Ludza (Ludza Museum of Local History, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, &more), Aglona (The King's Hill of Christ, Devil's Lake, &more) and Castle of Earls Platery (in Kraslava). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Daugavpils Shot Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, take a stroll around Zeimuls, and steep yourself in history at Daugavpils Fortress.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daugavpils trip builder tool.

You can drive from Riga to Daugavpils in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Cesvaine.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 20:

Cesvaine — 7 nights

Cesvaine is a town in Cesvaine municipality, Vidzeme Region, Latvia. Venture out of the city with trips to Lacites - Recreation Centre (in Ranka), Krustkalnu dabas rezervats (in Madona) and Odzienas Manor (in Odziena). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Cesvaines Castle, see the interesting displays at Balvi Region Museum, steep yourself in history at ViLanu Sv. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, and take in the views from Mura lokas tilts par Kujas upi.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cesvaine road trip tool.

Getting from Daugavpils to Cesvaine by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liepaja.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Liepaja — 7 nights

Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liepaja: Lighthouse Akmensrags (in Pavilosta), Strausu Ferma Nornieki (in Kuldiga) and Abandoned Military Town (in Skrunda). There's much more to do: get outside with Wetland Pathway Dunika, indulge in some personalized pampering at Liepajas Olimpiskais Centrs, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Jurmalas Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Liepaja online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cesvaine to Liepaja with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ventspils.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Spas
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Ventspils — 23 nights

Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventspils: Edole Castle (in Edole), Kuldiga (The Riezupe Sand Caves, Venta Rapid Waterfall, &more) and Slitere Light (in Slitere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Slitere National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Daba Laba, visit a coastal fixture at Kolkas Baka, and let little ones run wild at Children’s Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ventspils day trip planning website.

You can drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Riga.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Nov 3 — 26:

Riga — 1 night

Paris of the North

On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Vermanes Garden, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Riga holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ventspils to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Fun & Games
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