Not being a massive city, Riga can be seen easily by most passing tourist in a few days.
Riga in 2-3 days
Start the day with a walk through the Riga Old Town. Head onto the Central Market for lunch where you will find a huge variety of local delicacies to pick from.
Head back to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. It’s not a huge museum, but give yourself a couple of hours to take in what’s on offer. There are plenty of revealing tales about the persecutions of Riga’s population by the Germans and the Soviets.
In the evening make your way to the Skyline Bar to take in the sunset with a quiet drink, before heading into the Old Town for dinner.
Head for Riga’s green space in the city centre. Start at the north end of the Ronald Park and make your way south. You’ll pass the Freedom Monument on your way. Head back into the Riga Old Town where you can stop off for lunch at Pelmeni. Make your way to St Peter’s and burn off lunch by climbing the steeple. After that it’s time for a more leisurely walk. Head across Akmens Bridge and down to the impressive Victory Memorial to the Soviet Army.
On the third day take your pick from Riga’s other attractions including the Great and Small Halls, the Riga National Zoo, Riga castle. If you’re in Riga during winter head down to the frozen river to see the locals ice fishing.