10 days in Latvia & Virginia Beach

10 days in Latvia & Virginia Beach

Jun 30  -  Jul 9, 2016
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10 days in Latvia & Virginia Beach

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Liepaja, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h
Virginia Beach, United States
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
When in Riga, make a side trip to see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 30th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. There's much more to do - take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, examine the collection at Riga Motor Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To get other places to visit, photos, maps and tourist information, you can read our Riga travel guide.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airport is Riga International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the car to Liepaja.

Things to do in Riga

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Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison, look for gifts at Peter Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmalas Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Northern Forts.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps and more tourist information, you can read our Liepaja travel guide.

Getting from Riga to Liepaja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus, or fly + take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in Liepaja in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Liepaja

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Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Jurmalas Park ©
Jurmalas Park
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison

Virginia Beach, United States

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, where to stay, ratings and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Liepaja to Virginia Beach. The time zone difference when traveling from Liepaja to Virginia Beach is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Liepaja in July, Virginia Beach is somewhat warmer - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

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Sandbridge Beach