11 days in Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Latvia Itinerary

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11 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Riga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cesis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pilsrundale
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Riga

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.
Family-friendly places like Jurmala Beach and Livu Akvaparks will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga vacation builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Riga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Riga are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Livu Akvaparks ©
Livu Akvaparks

4
nights
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Bring the kids along to Saulkrasti Beach and Nature Museum Environment Labyrinth. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesis: Sigulda (Turaida Castle, Gutman's Cave, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, walk around Maiskiy Park, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Jewellery Smithy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cesis trip itinerary site .

Drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pilsrundale.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Gauja National Park, The Secret Soviet Bunker, Nature Museum Environment Labyrinth, Saulkrasti Beach
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Saulkrasti Beach ©
Saulkrasti Beach
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle

1
night
Pilsrundale

Pilsrundale ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pilsrundale online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cesis to Pilsrundale takes 2.5 hours. August in Pilsrundale sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pilsrundale

Museums
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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