17 days in Estonia Itinerary

17 days in Estonia Itinerary

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Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Drive to Vihasoo
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Vihasoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kasmu
— 1 night
Drive
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Haljala Parish
— Few hours
Drive
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Rakvere
— 1 night
Drive
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Valaste
— Few hours
Drive
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Ontika
— 1 night
Drive
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Toila
— Few hours
Drive
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Kadrina
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaike-Maarja
— 1 night
Drive
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Viljandi
— 1 night
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Drive to Virtsu, Ferry to Kuivastu, Drive to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa
— 1 night
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Drive to Kärdla Airport, Fly to Kuressaare Airport, Drive to Kihelkonna
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Kihelkonna
— 1 night
Drive
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Paldiski
— 1 night
Drive
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Keila
— Few hours
Drive
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Tallinn
— 3 nights
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Vihasoo

Vihasoo is a village in Kuusalu Parish, Harju County in northern Estonia, on the territory of Lahemaa National Park. On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark and then trek along Viru Bog Trail.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vihasoo tour itinerary tool.

Reno, USA to Vihasoo is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Reno to Vihasoo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kasmu.

Things to do in Vihasoo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Kasmu

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kasmu road trip planning website.

Kasmu is very close to Vihasoo. You will leave for Haljala Parish on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Kasmu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Haljala Parish

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Haljala Parish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kasmu to Haljala Parish takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Rakvere.

Things to do in Haljala Parish

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Rakvere

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 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Rakvere Castle and then hike along Rakvere Oak Grove Hiking Trail.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rakvere trip itinerary maker.

Rakvere is just a stone's throw from Haljala Parish. In December, daily temperatures in Rakvere can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valaste.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Valaste

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Valaste.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Valaste travel route website.

Drive from Rakvere to Valaste in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ontika.

Things to do in Valaste

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Ontika

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hike along Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail and then stroll through Ontika Limestone Cliff.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ontika using our trip planner.

Ontika is just a stone's throw from Valaste. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Toila.

Things to do in Ontika

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Toila

Toila is a small borough on a high coastal cliff, offering springs of Pühajõgi River, and an offering stone in the current park. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Langevoja Waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aluoja Cascades.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Toila road trip planner.

Toila is just a short distance from Ontika. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kadrina.

Things to do in Toila

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Kadrina

Kadrina is a small borough (alevik) in Lääne-Viru County, northern Estonia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Viitna Nature Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kadrina online trip builder.

Drive from Toila to Kadrina in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kadrina can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Vaike-Maarja.

Things to do in Kadrina

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Vaike-Maarja

Väike-Maarja is a small borough (alevik) in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Porkuni and then explore the activities along Antu Lakes.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaike-Maarja online visit planner.

Vaike-Maarja is just a stone's throw from Kadrina. December in Vaike-Maarja sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Viljandi.

Things to do in Vaike-Maarja

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Viljandi

Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, explore the historical opulence of Poltsamaa Castle, walk around Lake Puhajarv Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Otepaa Nature Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taevaskoja Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Viljandi.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Viljandi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vaike-Maarja to Viljandi takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Saaremaa

On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Uugu Bluff, contemplate the long history of Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle, step into the grandiose world of Kuressaare Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panga Cliff, then see the interesting displays at Muhu Village Museum of Koguva, and finally see the interesting displays at Mihkli Farm Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saaremaa holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Viljandi to Saaremaa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihelkonna.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Kihelkonna

Kihelkonna is a small borough (alevik) in Saare County, on the western part of Saaremaa Island, Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Tagaranna Limestone Cliff, take in the dramatic natural features at Harilaid, and then explore the striking landscape of Vilsandi National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kihelkonna travel route builder site.

Explore your travel options from Saaremaa to Kihelkonna with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paldiski.

Things to do in Kihelkonna

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Paldiski

Paldiski is a town and Baltic Sea port situated on the Pakri peninsula of north-western Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Haapsalu Castle, explore the striking landscape at Cape Pakri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pakri poolsaare matkarada, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Padise Abbey.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paldiski trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kihelkonna to Paldiski by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Keila.

Things to do in Paldiski

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Keila

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Keila trip itinerary builder site.

Keila is just a stone's throw from Paldiski. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll set off for Tallinn on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Keila

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Tallinn

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Boat Trips in Tallinn. Step out of Tallinn to go to Lihula and see Matsalu National Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and stop by Tallinn Old Town.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn travel planner.

You can drive from Keila to Tallinn in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tallinn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Estonia travel guide

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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.