38 days in Estonia Itinerary

38 days in Estonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia journey planner

Make it your trip
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Tallinn
— 14 nights
Drive
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Rakvere
— 1 night
Drive
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Narva
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tartu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Parnu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korgessaare
— 1 night
Drive to Heltermaa sadam, Ferry to Haapsalu
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Haapsalu
— 1 night
Drive to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Fly to Cairo

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Tallinn

— 14 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.
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Tallinn Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Town Hall Pharmacy and Koopa Galerii. There's much more to do: make a trip to Toompea Hill, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, view the masterpieces at Navitrolla Galerii, and look for gifts at The Little Red House Design Store.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tallinn is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Tallinn to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Rakvere

— 1 night
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. On the 13th (Sun), laugh and play at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex and then step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rakvere itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Rakvere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Rakvere, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Narva.

Things to do in Rakvere

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Narva

— 5 nights
Let the collections at Kukruse Polar Manor and Narva Castle capture your imagination. Visit Narva-Joesuu Beach and Narva Joesuu for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Sillamae Museum of History and Culture (in Sillamae), Oru Park (in Toila) and Maetaguse Manor (in Maetaguse).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Narva trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rakvere to Narva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
You'll explore and learn at AHHAA Science Centre and Palamuse O Luts’s Parish School Museum. Tartu Town Hall Square and Tartu Old City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Alatskivi Castle (vald) (in Alatskivi), Observation Tower on Suur Munamagi (in Haanja) and Poltsamaa Castle (in Poltsamaa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hellenurme Watermill Museum, appreciate the history behind Father and Son Sculpture, deepen your understanding at University of Tartu, and stroll around Tartu University Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tartu trip builder site.

You can drive from Narva to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Museum of New Art and Parnu Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Car Museum and Eliisabet's Church. Go for a jaunt from Parnu to Viljandi to see Soomaa National Park about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade, relax in the rural setting at Alpakafarm, laugh and play at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, and don't miss a visit to Tallinn Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Parnu journey planner.

Getting from Tartu to Parnu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Parnu can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Leisi.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leisi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Jarve, pause for some photo ops at Suur Toll and Piret, and then get to know the fascinating history of Angla Tuulikumägi. Keep things going the next day: delve into the mystery of Kaali Meteorite Crater, then see the interesting displays at Kaali Meteoritics and Limestone Museum, then learn about all things military at Sorve Military Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karja Catherine Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Leisi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Parnu to Leisi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Korgessaare.

Things to do in Leisi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Korgessaare

— 1 night
On the 1st (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Tahkuna Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Eiffel, learn about all things military at Hiiumaa Military Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Memorial to the Victims of the Estonia Disaster, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kopu Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Korgessaare trip builder website.

Getting from Leisi to Korgessaare by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Korgessaare can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Korgessaare

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Haapsalu

— 1 night
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Haapsalu Old Town and then step into the grandiose world of Haapsalu Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Haapsalu travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Korgessaare to Haapsalu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Haapsalu can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites

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.