43 days in Estonia Itinerary

43 days in Estonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Estonia route planner

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Fly to Tallinn, Bus to Parnu
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Parnu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Viljandi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Valga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haanja
— 1 night
Drive
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Varska
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tartu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Narva
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vosu
— 2 nights
Bus to Bussijaam, Fly to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tallinn
— 12 nights
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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.
Step out of Parnu to go to Jarvakandi and see Jarvakandi Glass Museum, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, steep yourself in history at Prison Escape, make a splash at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, and examine the collection at Parnu Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Parnu itinerary planning website.

New York City, USA to Parnu is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from New York City to Parnu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect nights in Parnu to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are slightly colder, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Viljandi

— 3 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Soomaa National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Viljandi Rope Bridge, stroll around Viljandi Lossipark, examine the collection at Heimtali Museum of Domestic Life, and steep yourself in history at Olustvere Manor.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Viljandi holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Viljandi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Valga.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Valga

— 2 nights
Valga is a town in southern Estonia and the capital of Valga County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum, explore the fascinating underground world of Helme Caves, then explore the ancient world of Helme Order Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Torva Church Chamber Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, pause for some photo ops at Nipernaadi, admire the landmark architecture of Valga Town Hall, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Alfred Neuland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sangaste kirik.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Valga tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Viljandi to Valga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Haanja.

Things to do in Valga

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Haanja

— 1 night
Haanja is a village in Võru County, in southeastern Estonia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Suurjarv, then take in panoramic vistas at The Pesapuu Watchtower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower on Suur Munamagi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Mooska Farm and Smoke Sauna.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Haanja trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Valga to Haanja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valga to Haanja due to the time zone difference. In February in Haanja, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Varska.

Things to do in Haanja

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Varska

— 2 nights
Värska is a small borough (alevik) in Värska Parish, Põlva County in southeastern Estonia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Varska Farm Museum, then make a splash at Varska Spa Water Park, then take in the waterfront at Port of Rapina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George’s Orthodox Church. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle, see the interesting displays at Obinitsa Museum, and then examine the collection at Saatse Seto Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Varska travel planner.

You can drive from Haanja to Varska in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Varska

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tartu side-trips: Vaike Munamagi Hill (in Nupli), Taevaskoja Nature Trail (in Polva) and Otepaa (Pühajärv, Lake Puhajarv Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Lake Tamula Promenade, make a trip to Tartu Town Hall Square, stroll around Tartu University Botanical Garden, and browse the different shops at Lounakeskus Shopping and Recreation Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tartu trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Varska to Tartu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varska to Tartu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Narva

— 5 nights
Explore Narva's surroundings by going to Estonia Mining Museum (in Kohtla-Nomme), Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail (in Saka) and Toila (Thermae & Wellness Centre, Oru Park, &more).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Narva road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Narva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Vosu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vosu

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): trek along Viru Bog Trail, trek along Altja matkarada, then trek along Oandu-Vosu hiking trail, and finally kick back and relax at Vosu Rand.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vosu travel route planning site.

You can drive from Narva to Vosu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vosu can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Vosu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Saaremaa

— 5 nights
Explore Saaremaa's surroundings by going to Muhu (Muhu Jaanalind, Muhu Village Museum of Koguva, &more), Karja Catherine Church (in Leisi) and Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle (in Orissaare).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saaremaa online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Vosu to Saaremaa by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March in Saaremaa, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Tallinn

— 12 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.
Step out of Tallinn to go to Koogi and see Jagala Waterfall, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, examine the collection at Niguliste Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Teletorn.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tallinn when traveling from Saaremaa in March, with lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Estonia travel guide

4.5
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.