8 days in Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Latvia Itinerary

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8 days in Latvia Itinerary

Start: Almaty
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Cesis
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Riga
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
End: Almaty

1
night
Cesis

Cesis ©
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 25th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park and then explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, get outside with Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cesis travel planner.

Almaty, Kazakhstan to Cesis is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Alma-Ata Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Almaty in августа, with highs in Cesis at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Cesis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigulda, Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle

4
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga road trip app.

You can drive from Cesis to Riga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In августа, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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