8 days in Estonia & Riga Itinerary

8 days in Estonia & Riga Itinerary

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8 days in Estonia & Riga Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
ferry:  2​h 30​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Parnu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Viljandi, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— Few hours
ferry:  2​h
End: Helsinki, Finland

1
day
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viru Keskus as well as Nomme Market. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Nomme Market, stop by Viru Keskus, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, then stop by Town Hall Pharmacy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tallinn sightseeing planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. July in Tallinn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy

3
nights
Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade, enjoy some diversion at Parnu Beach Playground, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Parnu Jetty.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Parnu online vacation builder .

Drive from Tallinn to Parnu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tallinn in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Parnu. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Riga.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Parnu Beach Playground ©
Parnu Beach Playground
Alpakafarm ©
Alpakafarm

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Livu Akvaparks as well as Riga Zoo. On the 15th (Mon), meet the residents at Riga Zoo and then make a splash at Livu Akvaparks. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach and then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Riga itinerary planner .

Drive from Parnu to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Viljandi.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Livu Akvaparks ©
Livu Akvaparks

2
nights
Viljandi, Estonia

Viljandi ©
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Viljandi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): walk around Viljandi Lossipark, then take in the views from Viljandi Rope Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape of Soomaa National Park.

Before you visit Viljandi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Riga to Viljandi in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tallinn.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park
Lake Viljandi ©
Lake Viljandi
Viljandi Lossipark ©
Viljandi Lossipark

few
hours
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn holiday maker .

You can drive from Viljandi to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Viljandi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tallinn, with lows of 14°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

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