5 days in Estonia Itinerary

5 days in Estonia Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Tartu University Botanical Garden and then stroll around Toome Hill Park (Toomemagi).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tartu trip itinerary maker website.

Riga, Latvia to Tartu is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Narva-Joesuu.

Things to do in Tartu



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Narva-Jõesuu is a town in Ida-Viru County, in north-eastern Estonia.GeographyIt is located on the country's northern Baltic coast and the Gulf of Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the galleries of Narva Castle, then stroll through Narva-Joesuu Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Narva Joesuu.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Narva-Joesuu road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tartu to Narva-Joesuu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hara.

Things to do in Narva-Joesuu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Majakivi-Pikanomme Trail, then hike along Viru Bog Trail, then explore the world behind art at Viinistu Art Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Purekkari Cape.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hara road trip planner.

Drive from Narva-Joesuu to Hara in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Hara

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips


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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Stroomi Beach, kick back and relax at Kakumae Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hara to Tallinn by car takes about an hour. June in Tallinn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Estonia travel guide

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.

Lahemaa National Park travel guide

Lahemaa National Park is a park located in northern Estonia, 70 kilometers east from the capital Tallinn. The Gulf of Finland is to the north of the park and the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20) is to the south. Its area covers 725 km² (including 250.9 km² of sea). It was the first area to be designated a national park of the former Soviet Union. Given its size it is the largest park in Estonia and one of Europe's biggest national parks. Its charter calls for the preservation, research and promotion of North-Estonian landscapes, ecosystems, biodiversity and national heritage.HistoryThe name Lahemaa originates from the most thoroughly studied and visited part of the North Estonian coast, where four large peninsulas are separated from each other by four bays Lahemaa translates roughly as "Land of Bays".The national park, established in 1971, is one of the main tourism drawcards in Estonia. Several companies offer day tour packages from Tallinn, while many people drive themselves. With forests covering more than 70 percent of Lahemaa, the area is rich in flora and fauna. The landscape has many raised bogs, including the 7,000-year-old Laukasoo Reserve. The park, marked by several trails, teems with wildlife, including a population of boar, red deer, wolves, bear and lynx.