13 days in Latvia & Cinque Terre Itinerary

13 days in Latvia & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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Bauska, Latvia
— 1 day
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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 6 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Bauska, Latvia

— 1 day
Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Trusu Pilsetina, admire the striking features of Bauska Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bauska day trip planner.

Roja to Bauska is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. While traveling from Roja, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bauska, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Bauska

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

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Riga, Latvia

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bauska to Riga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Cinque Terre, Italy

— 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more), Genoa (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Aquarium of Genoa, &more) and Lucca (Chiesa di Sant'Anastasio, Torre Guinigi, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, make a trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), and hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre route planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Cinque Terre takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cinque Terre: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Sigulda.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Sigulda, Latvia

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): Head underground at Gutman's Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Old Sigulda Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sigulda trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cinque Terre to Sigulda takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cinque Terre to Sigulda. Traveling from Cinque Terre in June, expect Sigulda to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigulda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.