16 days in Estonia Itinerary

16 days in Estonia Itinerary

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16 days in Estonia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Tallinn
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saaremaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Haapsalu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Parnu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tartu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Narva
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Vosu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London

5
nights
Tallinn

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.
Tallinn Old Town and Kadriorg Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Paljassaare Special Conservation Area and Butterfly Garden will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, steep yourself in history at Town Hall Pharmacy, and don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip planner .

London, UK to Tallinn is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

1
night
Saaremaa

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Trahter Veski, look for all kinds of wild species at Viidumae Nature Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Saaremaa Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saaremaa journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tallinn to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Saaremaa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Viidumae Nature Reserve ©
Viidumae Nature Reserve

1
night
Haapsalu

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Vormsi, then explore the historical opulence of Haapsalu Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Africa Beach and Promenade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Haapsalu Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Haapsalu trip maker .

Getting from Saaremaa to Haapsalu by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Haapsalu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vormsi
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Africa Beach and Promenade ©
Africa Beach and Promenade
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle
Vormsi ©
Vormsi

2
nights
Parnu

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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, relax in the rural setting at Alpakafarm, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Parnu Coastal Meadow Protection Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soomaa National Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Parnu trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Haapsalu to Parnu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Parnu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Soomaa National Park
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park
Alpakafarm ©
Alpakafarm

3
nights
Tartu

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Popular historic sites such as Tartu Town Hall Square and Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tartu Old City and St. John's Church. Step out of Tartu to go to Otepaa and see Otepaa Nature Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look and learn at AHHAA Science Centre, stroll around Tartu University Botanical Garden, make a trip to The Kissing Students fountain, and examine the collection at Estonian National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tartu itinerary tool .

You can drive from Parnu to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Otepaa Nature Park, Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle
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Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle ©
Tartu Town Hall Square ©
Tartu Town Hall Square

1
night
Narva

Narva ©
On the 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Langevoja Waterfall, grab your bike and head to Narva River Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Narva Joesuu, then steep yourself in history at Fama Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Narva trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Tartu to Narva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Vosu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Langevoja Waterfall
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Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
Fama Centre ©
Fama Centre
Narva Joesuu ©
Narva Joesuu

2
nights
Vosu

Vosu ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Lahemaa rahvuspark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): cool off at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vosu trip planner .

You can drive from Narva to Vosu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vosu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vosu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rakvere, Lahemaa rahvuspark, Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum ©
Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum

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