30 days in Estonia Itinerary

30 days in Estonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Drive to Rakvere
1
Rakvere
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tartu
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Viljandi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Parnu
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to Virtsu, Ferry to Kuivastu, Drive to Saaremaa
5
Saaremaa
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Tallinn
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Rakvere

— 4 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. Kids will enjoy Rakvere Castle and Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God. Venture out of the city with trips to Toila Martsa Hiking Trail (in Toila), Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail (in Saka) and Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Narva River Promenade, examine the collection at Sagadi Mois Museum, try out the rides at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, and enjoy breathtaking views from Narva Castle.

Plan my trip to Rakvere with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Seattle, USA to Rakvere is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rakvere: highs are around 70°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tartu

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like AHHAA Science Centre and Estonian National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Tartu Old City, contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square, get a new perspective on nature at University of Tartu Natural History Museum, and examine the collection at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tartu trip app.

You can drive from Rakvere to Tartu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Viljandi

— 3 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Change things up with a short trip to Pilistvere Church in Koo (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Soomaa National Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, snap pictures at Viljandi Rope Bridge, steep yourself in history at Olustvere Manor, and stroll around Viljandi Lossipark.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Viljandi route builder website.

You can drive from Tartu to Viljandi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Viljandi are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Parnu

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alpakafarm and Lotte Village Theme Park. Get out of town with these interesting Parnu side-trips: Haapsalu (Africa Beach and Promenade, Haapsalu Castle, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Parnu Beach Promenade, stroll through Vallikaar Playground, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Raimond Valgre, and laugh and play at Tervise Paradiis Water Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Parnu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Viljandi to Parnu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Parnu sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saaremaa

— 4 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kaali Meteorite Crater and Medieval Activity Centre Archebald. Venture out of the city with trips to Karja Catherine Church (in Leisi), Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle (in Orissaare) and Panga Cliff (in Panga).

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saaremaa route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Parnu to Saaremaa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Parnu in August since evenings lows in Saaremaa dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tallinn Old Town and Toompea Hill. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, and take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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.