12 days in Latvia Itinerary

12 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Fly to Riga International Airport, Drive to Sigulda
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Sigulda
— 3 nights
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Riga
— 7 nights
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Sigulda

— 3 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gauja National Park and Gutman's Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Cesis (ZINOO Cesis & Cesis Medieval Castle) and Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turaida Lutheran Church, and head outdoors with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sigulda day trip planning tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Sigulda is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia to Sigulda, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get slightly colder in Sigulda: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Riga

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jurmala Beach and Old City Riga (Vecriga). Venture out of the city with trips to Jomas iela (in Jurmala), Bauska (Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica & Bauska Castle) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, stroll around Dzintari Forest Park, take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and contemplate the long history of House of the Black Heads.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary website.

Getting from Sigulda to Riga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.