14 days in Estonia & Finland Itinerary

14 days in Estonia & Finland Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Parnu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Bus to Tallinn, Fly to Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 3 nights


Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and walk around Kadriorg Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn travel itinerary planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In August, Tallinn is a bit cooler than Kalamazoo - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Parnu, Estonia

— 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at The Parnu Jetty, experience rural life at Alpakafarm, then let the kids burn off some steam at Vallikaar Playground, and finally kick back and relax at Parnu Beach Promenade.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Parnu holiday planning site.

Getting from Tallinn to Parnu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Parnu, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Parnu to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Parnu in August, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, then have fun at Angry Birds Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Estonia travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."