32 days in Estonia Itinerary

32 days in Estonia Itinerary

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Parnu
— 3 nights
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Drive to Virtsu sadam, Ferry to Kuivastu sadam, Drive to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kuivastu sadam, Ferry to Virtsu sadam, Drive to Haapsalu
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Haapsalu
— 3 nights
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Tallinn
— 8 nights
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Rakvere
— 4 nights
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Narva
— 3 nights
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Tartu
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parnu Beach Promenade and Alpakafarm. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parnu Beach Playground, laugh and play at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eliisabet's Church, and appreciate the history behind Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Parnu trip planner.

Tartu to Parnu is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. July in Parnu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Saaremaa

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuressaare Castle and Kuressaare Town Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saaremaa side-trips: Muhu (Muhu Jaanalind & Uugu Bluff).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saaremaa online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Parnu to Saaremaa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saaremaa when traveling from Parnu in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Haapsalu

— 3 nights
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haapsalu Castle and Railway and Communication Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Haapsalu: Penijoe Manor (in Lihula) and Hanila (Virtsu Farm Museum of Vintage Vehicles & Puhtulaid). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Haapsalu Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Noarootsi Church, pause for some photo ops at Tchaikovsky's Bench, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vormsi.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Haapsalu trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Haapsalu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Haapsalu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tallinn

— 8 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 Viru Square and Great Guild Hall. Explore Tallinn's surroundings by going to Keila (Treppoja Cascade & Keila Waterfall). There's much more to do: make a trip to Long Street (Pikk tanav), get great views at Patkuli Viewing Platform, contemplate the long history of Jardines del Rey Danes, and step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn day trip app.

Getting from Haapsalu to Tallinn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Haapsalu in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Tallinn, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rakvere Castle and Lahemaa rahvuspark. Change things up with these side-trips from Rakvere: Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse), Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa (in Vihula) and Emumagi Hill (in Emumae). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Tarvas Sculpture, try out the rides at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, explore the activities along Antu Lakes, and stroll through Wile Farm.

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

You can drive from Tallinn to Rakvere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Narva.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Narva

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Narva River Promenade and Oru Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Narva: Langevoja Waterfall (in Vaivara) and Kurtna Hiking Trail (in Kurtna).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Narva trip planner.

Getting from Rakvere to Narva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tartu

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as AHHAA Science Centre and Estonian National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tartu: Viljandi (Monument to Johann Koler, Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, &more), Monument to the War of Independence At the Foot of Suur Munamagi (in Haanja) and Piusa River Ancient Valley Landscape Reserve (in Vastseliina). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Tartu Town Hall Square, stroll around Toome Hill Park (Toomemagi), and visit Tartu Old City.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tartu trip planner.

Getting from Narva to Tartu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · 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.