5 days in Innsbruck & Riga Itinerary

5 days in Innsbruck & Riga Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights


Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've added Schloss Neuschwanstein, Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, Tiroler Landestheater, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, then hunt for treasures at Markthalle, then explore the activities along River Inn, and finally see a show at Tiroler Landestheater. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then catch a ride on Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Innsbruck Airport, Salzburg Airport and Klagenfurt Airport. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 2 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.
You've added Riga Town Hall Square, Nativity of Christ Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Three Brothers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then contemplate the long history of Livu Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga trip builder tool.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Riga in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Innsbruck in September, expect nights in Riga to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F.
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