42 days in The Baltics Itinerary

42 days in The Baltics Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia tour planner

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Tallinn
— 4 nights
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Parnu
— 3 nights
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Valga
— 2 nights
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Voru
— 1 night
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Otepaa
— 2 nights
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Viljandi
— 6 nights
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Polva
— 2 nights
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Tartu
— 3 nights
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Alatskivi
— 3 nights
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Tabivere
— 2 nights
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Jogeva
— 2 nights
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Mustvee
— 2 nights
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Rakvere
— 3 nights
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Paide
— 2 nights
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Turi
— 2 nights
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Saula
— 2 nights
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Tallinn

— 4 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: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, walk around Kadriorg Park, and explore the galleries of Kumu Art Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn tour planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tallinn. In May, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at MiniZoo, contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, then contemplate the long history of Red Tower, and finally take in the waterfront at The Parnu Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Statue of Raimond Valgre, laugh and play at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parnu Beach Promenade, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museum of New Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Parnu tour planner.

You can drive from Tallinn to Parnu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Parnu, with lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valga.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Valga

— 2 nights
Valga is a town in southern Estonia and the capital of Valga County. On the 5th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Nipernaadi. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Valga Militaarteemapark-Muuseum - Valga Isamaalise Kasvatuse Püsiekspositsioon SA, contemplate the long history of Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum, then Head underground at Helme Caves, and finally delve into the distant past at Helme Order Castle.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valga trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Parnu to Valga in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Voru.

Things to do in Valga

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Voru

— 1 night
Võru is a town and a municipality in south-eastern Estonia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from The Pesapuu Watchtower and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower on Suur Munamagi.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Voru route tool.

Traveling by car from Valga to Voru takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Valga to Voru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Otepaa.

Otepaa

— 2 nights
Otepää is a town in Valga County, southern Estonia, it is the administrative centre of Otepää Parish. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Otepaa Energy Column and then get in on the family fun at Otepaa Seikluspark. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Vaike Munamagi Hill, explore the activities along Pühajärv, then stroll around Lake Puhajarv Park, and finally stroll through Otepaa Nature Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Otepaa online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Voru to Otepaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Voru to Otepaa is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Viljandi.

Things to do in Otepaa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Viljandi

— 6 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Explore Viljandi's surroundings by going to St. Peter's Church (in Karksi Nuia) and RMK Kabli Nature Centre and Hiking Trail (in Haademeeste). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Soomaa National Park. There's much more to do: walk around Viljandi Lossipark, examine the collection at Museum of Viljandi, snap pictures at Viljandi Rope Bridge, and view the masterpieces at Kondas Center.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Viljandi travel route planner.

Getting from Otepaa to Viljandi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Viljandi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Polva.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Polva

— 2 nights
Põlva is a town in southeastern Estonia, the capital of Põlva County, and the centre of Põlva Parish.Põlva is home for the Intsikurmu Song Festival Grounds, which regularly hosts concerts and summer activities, situated in a small forested area on the west side of the town.HistoryThe name "Põlva" appears in the historical record in 1452. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Varska Farm Museum, then examine the collection at Estonian Road Museum, and then trek along Taevaskoja Nature Trail.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Polva itinerary site.

You can drive from Viljandi to Polva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Viljandi to Polva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Viljandi in June, plan for little chillier nights in Polva, with lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Polva

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Tartu

— 3 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.
Tartu is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square, walk around Tartu University Botanical Garden, ponder the design of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, and deepen your understanding at University of Tartu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tartu day trip app.

You can drive from Polva to Tartu in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Polva to Tartu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alatskivi.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Alatskivi

— 3 nights
Vallavanem Andu TõrvaAlatskivi is a small borough (alevik) in Tartu County, Estonia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Alatskivi Hiking Trail, then examine the collection at Eduard Tubin Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Alatskivi Castle (vald). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Believers Prayer House of the Estonian Association of Old Believers Congregations.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Alatskivi journey builder site.

You can drive from Tartu to Alatskivi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Tabivere.

Things to do in Alatskivi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Tabivere

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Elistvere Animal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Puurmani Manor.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tabivere online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Alatskivi to Tabivere takes an hour. You will leave for Jogeva on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Tabivere

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jogeva

— 2 nights
Jõgeva is a small town in Estonia with a population of around 6000 people. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Palamuse O Luts’s Parish School Museum, then make a trip to Kuremaa Mill, then contemplate the long history of Laiuse Fortress Ruins, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Jogewa Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jogeva online sightseeing planner.

Jogeva is very close to Tabivere. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustvee.

Things to do in Jogeva

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mustvee

— 2 nights
Mustvee is a town and municipality in Estonia. On the 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church. On the next day, explore the activities along Jouga Lakes and then examine the collection at Iisaku Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mustvee road trip site.

Drive from Jogeva to Mustvee in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rakvere.

Things to do in Mustvee

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rakvere

— 3 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hike along Viru Bog Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Lahemaa rahvuspark. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, see the interesting displays at Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum, then try out the rides at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rakvere's Central Square.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Rakvere tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Mustvee to Rakvere in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paide.

Things to do in Rakvere

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paide

— 2 nights
Paide, is the capital of Järva County, Estonia.EtymologyPaide's German name Weißenstein means "white stone". On the 3rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Paide Town Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Paide Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Ajakeskus Wittenstein, then appreciate the history behind Limestone Sculptures, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paide journey site.

You can drive from Rakvere to Paide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Paide sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Turi.

Things to do in Paide

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Turi

— 2 nights
Türi is a town in Järva County, Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilistvere Church, appreciate the history behind Pilistvere Memorial, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Turi Puha Martini Kirik.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turi trip planner.

Turi is just a stone's throw from Paide. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Turi when traveling from Paide in July, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Saula.

Things to do in Turi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Saula

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kiiu Vassal Stronghold. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Rapla Stone Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Ascension of Our Lord Angerja, then get in on the family fun at Vembu-Tembumaa, and finally don't miss a visit to Viking Village.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saula day trip planning site.

Drive from Turi to Saula in an hour. Traveling from Turi in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Saula. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Saula

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips