13 days in Latvia & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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


Bauska, Latvia — 1 day

Bauska is a town in Bauska Municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Trusu Pilsetina, then explore the historical opulence of Bauska Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Rundāle Palace, and finally examine the collection at The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bauska online sightseeing planner.

Roja to Bauska is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August in Bauska, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Riga.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Step out of Riga to go to Salaspils and see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and explore the galleries of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

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You can drive from Bauska to Riga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cinque Terre.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Genoa (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Aquarium of Genoa, &more), Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Lucca (Chiesa di Sant'Anastasio, Torre Guinigi, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, take a stroll through Portovenere, take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre road trip website.

You can fly from Riga to Cinque Terre in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riga in August, expect Cinque Terre to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Sigulda.
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Gutman's Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park.

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You can fly from Cinque Terre to Sigulda in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cinque Terre to Sigulda is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cinque Terre in September; daily highs in Sigulda reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Latvia travel guide

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.