10 days in Parnu County, Viljandi County & Tartu County Itinerary

10 days in Parnu County, Viljandi County & Tartu County Itinerary

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Parnu

— 2 nights

Estonia's Summer Capital

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parnu Museum and Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Parnu Transformation of Our Lord Church. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Parnu Beach Promenade, stroll through Valgeranna Beach, take in the waterfront at The Parnu Jetty, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Jekaterina.

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Tallinn to Parnu is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Parnu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Viljandi

— 2 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Viljandi, get a taste of the local shopping with Kondas Center, then take in the views from Viljandi Rope Bridge, and finally stroll around Viljandi Lossipark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Soomaa National Park.

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You can drive from Parnu to Viljandi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Tartu

— 5 nights

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alatskivi Castle (vald) and Monument to Barclay de Tolly. Explore Tartu's surroundings by going to Alatskivi (Alatskivi Hiking Trail & Eduard Tubin Museum). categoryPhrases.sentence.. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, make a trip to Tartu Town Hall Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and wander the streets of Tartu Old City.

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You can drive from Viljandi to Tartu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Parnu County travel guide

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Beaches · Water Parks · Monuments
Straddling Estonia's southwestern coast, Parnu County provides an idyllic spot for a relaxing beach vacation or some outdoor adventures in its swathes of countryside. The county's largest city, Parnu, draws tourists from neighboring countries to its picturesque sandy expanses and colorful downtown area. Although the county is home to just over six percent of Estonia's population, it is the largest in the country, with ample opportunities for fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more in its expansive green forests, including a national park. Those interested in an active holiday should also check out the area's many spas and saunas to rest and revive weary muscles.

Viljandi County travel guide

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Castles · Bridges · Churches
Viljandi County, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is located in southern Estonia bordering Pärnu, Järva, Jõgeva, Tartu and Valga counties. In January 2009 Viljandi County had a population of 55,657 – constituting 4.2% of the population of Estonia.HistoryViljandimaa, under the German name of Kreis Fellin, was an important centre of commerce and power in the Middle Ages. Today, there are a number of castle ruins there dating from this time.Soomaa National Park is national park located partially within Viljandi County. Estonia. Soomaa ("land of bogs") protects 390 km², and is a Ramsar site of protected wetlands. The park was created in 1993.County governmentThe County government (Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Currently the Governor position is held by Kalle Küttis.MunicipalitiesThe county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 urban municipalities (linnad – towns) and 9 rural municipalities (vallad – parishes) in Viljandi County.

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Tartu County travel guide

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Monuments · Observatories · Specialty Museums
Best known for its scenic lakes and charming university town, Tartu County offers plenty to delight nature lovers and culture vultures alike. The county enjoys an enviable location sandwiched between Estonia's two largest lakes, the Vortsjarv and Peipus, providing it with world-class beaches. Although arguably some of the best in the country, they are usually much less crowded than those on Estonia's coast. Walkers should head to the region surrounding Elva, home to well-maintained hiking routes and pleasant holiday resorts. No trip to southeastern Estonia is complete without a visit to the county's largest city, Tartu, boasting a sizeable Old Town, interesting array of museums, and lively student buzz.