31 days in Estonia Itinerary

31 days in Estonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia sightseeing planner

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Tallinn
— 7 nights
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Rakvere
— 4 nights
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Narva-Joesuu
— 1 night
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Tartu
— 5 nights
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Viljandi
— 2 nights
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Parnu
— 3 nights
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Drive to Virtsu, Ferry to Kuivastu, Drive to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kuivastu, Ferry to Virtsu, Drive to Haapsalu
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Keila Waterfall and Great Guild Hall. Get some cultural insight at Tallinn Old Town and Rotermann Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Tallinn to Paldiski to see Cape Pakri about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tallinn trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tallinn. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rakvere Castle and Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum. Sagadi Mois Museum and Sagadi Forest Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Toila (Toila Martsa Hiking Trail & Oru Park), Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa (in Vihula) and Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo). There's lots more to do: trek along Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at German war cemetary, pause for some photo ops at Tarvas Sculpture, and cool off at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rakvere online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Rakvere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rakvere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Narva-Joesuu.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Narva-Joesuu

— 1 night
Narva-Jõesuu is a town in Ida-Viru County, in north-eastern Estonia.GeographyIt is located on the country's northern Baltic coast and the Gulf of Finland. On the 17th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Wedding Tree, step into the grandiose world of Narva Castle, then grab your bike and head to Narva River Promenade, then contemplate the long history of Fama Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Narva-Joesuu trip planner.

Getting from Rakvere to Narva-Joesuu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva-Joesuu

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tartu Old City and University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like AHHAA Science Centre and St. John's Church. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, admire the local landmark of The Kissing Students fountain, learn more about the world around you at University of Tartu Natural History Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Tartu University Botanical Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tartu online tour planner.

Getting from Narva-Joesuu to Tartu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Viljandi

— 2 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then contemplate the long history of Olustvere Manor, then snap pictures at Viljandi Rope Bridge, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Soomaa National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Viljandi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Viljandi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Viljandi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Viljandi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parnu Beach Promenade and Prison Escape. Get in touch with nature at Wilderness Experiences in Soomaa National Park and Parnu Coastal Meadow Protection Area. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Alpakafarm, let the kids burn off some steam at Parnu Beach Playground, take in the waterfront at The Parnu Jetty, and trek along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Parnu road trip planner.

Getting from Viljandi to Parnu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saaremaa

— 4 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kuressaare Castle and Angla Tuulikumägi. Explore hidden gems such as Saaremaa Museum and Panga Cliff. Change things up with these side-trips from Saaremaa: Karja Catherine Church (in Leisi), Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle (in Orissaare) and St Catherine’s Church (in Muhu).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Saaremaa online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Parnu to Saaremaa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Parnu in July, Saaremaa is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Haapsalu

— 4 nights
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Get some cultural insight at Haapsalu Castle and Railway and Communication Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haapsalu Old Town and Noarootsi Church. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Africa Beach and Promenade, examine the collection at Museum of the Coastal Swedes, steep yourself in history at Lasteraamatukogu, and make a trip to Haapsalu Sundial.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Haapsalu tour app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Haapsalu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. July in Haapsalu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.