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 Turaida Castle and Gauja National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Cesis (ZINOO Cesis & Cesis Medieval Castle) and Sietiniezis Rock (in Valmiera). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turaida Lutheran Church, and get outside with Tarzans.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sigulda travel route planning site.

Philadelphia, USA to Sigulda is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in Sigulda hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Riga.
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Riga — 7 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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jurmala Beach and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bauska (Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica & Bauska Castle), Jomas iela (in Jurmala) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, admire the striking features of House Of The Black Heads, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sigulda to Riga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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