13 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

13 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Kullamaa, Estonia
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Muhu, Estonia
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 1 night
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Panga, Estonia
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Hanila, Estonia
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Kiltsi, Estonia
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Haapsalu, Estonia
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Vasalemma, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Rakvere, Estonia
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Narva, Estonia
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Purtse, Estonia
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Haljala Parish, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Paide, Estonia
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Tartu, Estonia
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Alatskivi, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online 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 changes from Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chelyabinsk in February: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You've now added Koluvere Castle to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tallinn Legends and then step into the grandiose world of Koluvere Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then don't miss a visit to Jardines del Rey Danes, then get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, and finally shop like a local with Olde Hansa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tallinn sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kullamaa.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kullamaa, Estonia

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kullamaa trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Kullamaa takes 1.5 hours. February in Kullamaa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Muhu.

Things to do in Kullamaa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Muhu, Estonia

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): experience rural life at Muhu Jaanalind and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Catherine’s Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Muhu day trip app.

You can drive from Kullamaa to Muhu in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Muhu can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Muhu

Historic Sites
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Saaremaa, Estonia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karja Catherine Church.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Saaremaa trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Muhu to Saaremaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Saaremaa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Panga.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panga, Estonia

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Panga online route planner.

You can drive from Saaremaa to Panga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Panga are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Hanila.

Things to do in Panga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Hanila, Estonia

You've now added Virtsu Farm Museum of Vintage Vehicles to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Virtsu Farm Museum of Vintage Vehicles.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanila sightseeing website.

Getting from Panga to Hanila by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hanila are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kiltsi.

Things to do in Hanila

Museums

Kiltsi, Estonia

Kiltsi is a village in Ridala Parish, Lääne County, in western Estonia. To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiltsi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hanila to Kiltsi takes an hour. You will leave for Haapsalu on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Kiltsi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. To plan Haapsalu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Haapsalu is very close to Kiltsi. February in Haapsalu sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Vasalemma.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Vasalemma, Estonia

Vasalemma is a small borough (alevik) in Harju County, northwestern Estonia. For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vasalemma trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Haapsalu to Vasalemma in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Vasalemma, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. You will leave for Tallinn on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Vasalemma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
You've now added Koluvere Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Estonian Health Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery Claustrum, then don't miss a visit to Hellemann Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Koluvere Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tallinn online attractions planner.

You can drive from Vasalemma to Tallinn in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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. To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rakvere trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tallinn to Rakvere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rakvere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Narva.

Things to do in Rakvere

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Narva, Estonia

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Narva holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Rakvere to Narva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Purtse.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Purtse, Estonia

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Viru-Nigula kirik and then steep yourself in history at Kalvi Manor.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Purtse trip builder site.

You can drive from Narva to Purtse in an hour. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Haljala Parish.

Things to do in Purtse

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haljala Parish, Estonia

Toolse Order Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Toolse Order Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Haljala Parish driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Purtse to Haljala Parish in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Haljala Parish

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tallinn online route planner.

Drive from Haljala Parish to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Paide.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Paide, Estonia

Paide, is the capital of Järva County, Estonia.EtymologyPaide's German name Weißenstein means "white stone". To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paide trip planner.

You can 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, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Paide

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tagurpidi Maja and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tartu trip tool.

You can drive from Paide to Tartu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alatskivi.

Things to do in Tartu

Historic Sites

Alatskivi, Estonia

Vallavanem Andu TõrvaAlatskivi is a small borough (alevik) in Tartu County, Estonia. To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alatskivi trip site.

You can drive from Tartu to Alatskivi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Tallinn on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Alatskivi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 night
You've now added Koluvere Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, then step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Pikk Hermann, and finally step into the grandiose world of Koluvere Castle.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tallinn day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Alatskivi to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Car Museum, then steep yourself in history at Red Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Prison Escape.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Parnu driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Parnu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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