21 days in Estonia Itinerary

21 days in Estonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia travel route planner

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Tallinn
— 7 nights
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Parnu
— 3 nights
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Tartu
— 3 nights
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Rakvere
— 3 nights
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Tallinn
— 3 nights
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Tallinn

— 7 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: see the interesting displays at Niguliste Museum, admire the natural beauty at Danish King's Garden, take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn day trip planning tool.

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Tallinn is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chiang Mai to Tallinn, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chiang Mai in August, things will get much colder in Tallinn: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Parnu

— 3 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.
Explore Parnu's surroundings by going to Haapsalu (Railway and Communication Museum, Haapsalu Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Alpakafarm, make a trip to Tallinn Gate, appreciate the history behind Statue of Peter Carl Faberge, and steep yourself in history at Prison Escape.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Parnu vacation planner.

You can drive from Tallinn to Parnu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Parnu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Tartu

— 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Tartu Old City, take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden, make a trip to Tartu Town Hall Square, and admire the local landmark of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tartu vacation website.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Tartu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Rakvere

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rakvere: Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse), Valaste (in Valaste) and Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo). There's lots more to do: stroll around Oru Park, don't miss a visit to Puhtitsa Stavropegial Holy Dormition Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakvere Methodist Church, and appreciate the history behind Tarvas Sculpture.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rakvere journey planner.

You can drive from Tartu to Rakvere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rakvere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tallinn.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tallinn

— 3 nights
See even more of Tallinn: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and walk around Kadriorg Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tallinn vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rakvere to Tallinn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.