36 days in Estonia Itinerary

36 days in Estonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia travel planner

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Tallinn
— 11 nights
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Vosu
— 2 nights
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Narva
— 4 nights
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Tartu
— 6 nights
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Varska
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Viljandi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Parnu
— 4 nights
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Tallinn

— 11 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and do sightseeing your way with Traveller Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Tallinn is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Tallinn. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Tallinn to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vosu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Vosu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lahemaa rahvuspark. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Vosu Rand, then hike along Altja matkarada, then admire the landmark architecture of Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, and finally examine the collection at Sagadi Mois Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vosu road trip tool.

Drive from Tallinn to Vosu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Vosu, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Narva.

Things to do in Vosu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Narva

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narva: Jouga Lakes (in Jouga), Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail (in Saka) and Estonia Mining Museum (in Kohtla-Nomme).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Narva attractions planner.

Drive from Vosu to Narva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hellenurme Watermill Museum (in Hellenurme), Otepaa (Pühajärv, Lake Puhajarv Park, &more) and Vaike Munamagi Hill (in Nupli). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at AHHAA Science Centre, deepen your understanding at University of Tartu, contemplate the long history of Luke Manor and Manor Park, and make a trip to Tartu Town Hall Square.

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Traveling by car from Narva to Tartu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Varska.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Varska

— 2 nights
Värska is a small borough (alevik) in Värska Parish, Põlva County in southeastern Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Varska Farm Museum, then see the interesting displays at Saatse Seto Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Obinitsa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along Port of Rapina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St George’s Orthodox Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Varska vacation maker tool.

Drive from Tartu to Varska in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Varska are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Valga.

Things to do in Varska

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valga

— 3 nights
Valga is a town in southern Estonia and the capital of Valga County. Venture out of the city with trips to Observation Tower on Suur Munamagi (in Haanja), The Pesapuu Watchtower (in Tindi) and Lake Suurjarv (in Rouge). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Valga Town Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torva Church Chamber Hall, and pause for some photo ops at Nipernaadi.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Valga trip planner.

You can drive from Varska to Valga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Varska to Valga due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Valga

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Viljandi

— 3 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Step out of Viljandi with an excursion to Turi Museum in Turi--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Soomaa National Park. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Viljandi Rope Bridge, examine the collection at Museum of Viljandi, take in the exciting artwork at Kondas Center, and step into the grandiose world of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle.

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You can drive from Valga to Viljandi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Viljandi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parnu

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haapsalu (Carl Abraham Hunniuse Monument, Haapsalu Castle, &more). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Alpakafarm, take an in-depth tour of Lydia Koidula Memorial Museum, hike along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of New Art.

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Getting from Viljandi to Parnu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Parnu are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Estonia travel guide

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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.