3 days in Latvia Itinerary

3 days in Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Latvia Trip Planner

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Liepaja
— 1 day
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Ventspils
— 1 day
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Riga
— 1 night
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Liepaja

— 1 day
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. You've added Karosta Prison, Northern Forts, Venta Rapid Waterfall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, admire the sheer force of Venta Rapid Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Northern Forts, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmalciems beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Liepaja Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liepaja road trip website.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Liepaja is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Kaunas in August, you will find days in Liepaja are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Ventspils

— 1 day
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ventspils travel route tool.

You can drive from Liepaja to Ventspils in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Ventspils sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Riga

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Fri), take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and then stroll through Vermanes Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Riga day trip tool.

Drive from Ventspils to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.