11 days in Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Latvia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Bring the kids along to Jurmala Beach and Livu Akvaparks. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Riga online trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Riga is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Riga hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cesis.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Outdoors

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. Family-friendly places like Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan and Nature Museum Environment Labyrinth will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cesis side-trips: Sigulda (Turaida Castle, Gutman's Cave, &more) and Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, walk around May Park, step into the grandiose world of Cesis Medieval Castle, and get to know the resident critters at Raksi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cesis road trip site.

Drive from Riga to Cesis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Cesis sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pilsrundale.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pilsrundale

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

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pilsrundale trip planner.

You can drive from Cesis to Pilsrundale in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pilsrundale are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. 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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