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2 and half days in July in Latvia

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2 and half days in July in Latvia

My wife, 8 year old son and I will be flying to Riga on July 10th. We land at 3 p.m. and plan to be in Latvia 10th, 11th, 12th and depart for Estonia on the 13th. We plan to visit Gutman's cave and Cesis old town on the 13th on the way to Viljandi (Estonia).

The days we are in Latvia, we plan on driving to Jurmala, Cape Kolka, Ventspils, Kuldiga. Then visit Riga Central market, Riga Old city, Riga town hall square.

1) Are we missing any "must see" sights?

2) Should we book hotels for each night in different towns or stay in Riga itself? (All 3 of us love to travel and drive around, so we're open)

PS: We love scenic locations, landmarks and a little bit of the "not so touristy stuff".

Thanks for your help.

Jauniela
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1. Re: 2 and half days in July in Latvia

Hi!

I would suggest 2 nights in Ventspils and 1 in Riga. Just a quick idea for your itinerary:

1) July 10th - visit Jurmala (beach, wooden architecture, lunch http://www.visitjurmala.lv/en/), then continue your way to Cape Kolka (about 120 km, about 1 h 45 min for driving). If you wish, you can wait for sunset (22:12 pm). Then continue to Ventspils.

2) July 11th Ventspils itself. I suggest visiting this place: latvia.travel/en/sight/ventspils-internation… - impressive and interesting (unfortunately, the english website is under construction). You can go a bit south, visit Jurkalne Seashore Bluffs latvia.travel/en/…jurkalne-seashore-bluffs or a lighthouse portofventspils.lv/en/…lighthouses. Second night in Ventspils.

3) July 12th Your way to Kuldiga. Kuldiga is a small and lovely town. If adventurous enough, you can try to cross the widest waterfall in Europe :) www.latvia.travel/en/sight/venta-waterfall. On your way back to Riga you can visit Pedvale Open air Art Museum http://www.pedvale.lv/34/

4) Night in Riga, sightseeing in Riga. Instead of Gutmanis cave (IMO, not so impressive), I suggest Sietiņiezis rock, a nice sandstone outcrops www.latvia.travel/en/sight/sietiniezis-rock

Be careful, Jurmala charges 2 euro for entrace!

Edited: 25 February 2017, 21:10
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2. Re: 2 and half days in July in Latvia

Metra K. Thank you very much for the information. Very helpful.

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You should book a good transportation service.

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