10 days in Latvia Itinerary

10 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia Trip Planner

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Riga
— 5 nights
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Ventspils
— 1 night
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Liepaja
— 2 nights
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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 in touch with nature at Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park. Old City Riga (Vecriga) and House of the Black Heads are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Riga to Salaspils to see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Riga day trip website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Riga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Riga, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: high temperatures in Riga hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventspils

— 1 night
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. On the 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order, then get lost in a book at Parventas Library, and then kick back and relax at Ventspils Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ventspils travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Ventspils in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riga in June, you will find days in Ventspils are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Liepaja.

Things to do in Ventspils

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Liepaja

— 2 nights
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Jurmalciems beach, then steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Jurmalas Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Liepaja online trip builder.

You can drive from Ventspils to Liepaja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liepaja

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.