11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

11 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
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Narva, Estonia
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Purtse, Estonia
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Rakvere, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Haapsalu, Estonia
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Kiltsi, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Paide, Estonia
— 1 day
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Tartu, Estonia
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Alatskivi, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Chelyabinsk to St. Petersburg is an approximately 40-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chelyabinsk in February, with highs in St. Petersburg at -1°C and lows at -6°C. You'll set off for Narva on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Narva, Estonia

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Narva road trip app.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Narva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Narva is minus 1 hour. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Purtse.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Purtse, Estonia

On the 3rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Viru-Nigula kirik and then contemplate the long history of Kalvi Manor.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Purtse road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Narva to Purtse takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rakvere.

Things to do in Purtse

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rakvere, Estonia

Rakvere is a town in northern Estonia and the county seat of Lääne-Viru County, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland.HistoryThe earliest signs of human settlement dating back to the 3rd–5th centuries AD have been found on the present theatre hill. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at German war cemetary.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rakvere road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Purtse to Rakvere takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Rakvere

Historic Sites
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koluvere Castle. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Olde Hansa, then take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery Claustrum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Koluvere Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Rakvere to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Haapsalu itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tallinn to Haapsalu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Haapsalu sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. You will leave for Kiltsi on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Kiltsi, Estonia

Kiltsi is a village in Ridala Parish, Lääne County, in western Estonia. For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kiltsi online route builder.

Kiltsi is just a stone's throw from Haapsalu. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Kiltsi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 night
You've now added Koluvere Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and then step into the grandiose world of Koluvere Castle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kiltsi to Tallinn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paide.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paide, Estonia

— 1 day
Paide, is the capital of Järva County, Estonia.EtymologyPaide's German name Weißenstein means "white stone". Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Turi Museum and then steep yourself in history at Sargvere Manor.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paide trip planning app.

Drive from Tallinn to Paide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Paide can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Paide

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tartu, Estonia

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.
On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Tagurpidi Maja.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tartu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paide to Tartu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alatskivi.
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Alatskivi, Estonia

Vallavanem Andu TõrvaAlatskivi is a small borough (alevik) in Tartu County, Estonia. For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alatskivi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Alatskivi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Tallinn on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Alatskivi

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Zoos & Aquariums

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Alatskivi to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Parnu, Estonia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Jekaterina, steep yourself in history at Prison Escape, then contemplate the long history of Venus Bastion Smithy, and finally examine the collection at Car Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Parnu journey builder.

Getting from Tallinn to Parnu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Parnu sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tallinn Legends.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites
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