35 days in Estonia Itinerary

35 days in Estonia Itinerary

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35 days in Estonia Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Tallinn
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saaremaa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Haapsalu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Parnu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Viljandi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Valga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Tartu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Narva
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Rakvere
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Tehran

7
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 is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Toompea Hill, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

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Tehran, Iran to Tallinn is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tehran in November: high temperatures in Tallinn hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

3
nights
Saaremaa

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Step out of Saaremaa to go to Muhu and see St Catherine’s Church, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul, browse the exhibits of Saaremaa Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kaali Meteoritics and Limestone Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saaremaa trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tallinn to Saaremaa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Catherine’s Church, Karja Catherine Church
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Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
St Catherine’s Church ©
St Catherine’s Church
Medieval Activity Centre Archebald ©
Medieval Activity Centre Archebald

3
nights
Haapsalu

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haapsalu: MOMU Motorsport Museum (in Turba), Padise Abbey (in Padise) and Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle (in Orissaare). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Haapsalu Castle, see the interesting displays at Haapsalu Shawl Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haapsalu Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Lasteraamatukogu.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Haapsalu trip planner.

Getting from Saaremaa to Haapsalu by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November in Haapsalu, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Padise Abbey, MOMU Motorsport Museum, Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle
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Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle
MOMU Motorsport Museum ©
MOMU Motorsport Museum
Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church ©
Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church

4
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.
Take a break from Parnu with a short trip to Jarvakandi Glass Museum in Jarvakandi, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Lydia Koidula Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, and get lost in a book at Parnu Central Library.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Parnu day trip planning tool .

Getting from Haapsalu to Parnu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Parnu sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Viljandi.

Things to do in Parnu

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Car Museum, Jarvakandi Glass Museum, Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
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Parnu Museum ©
Parnu Museum
Room Escape Games
Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade

3
nights
Viljandi

Viljandi ©
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Explore Viljandi's surroundings by going to Poltsamaa Castle (in Poltsamaa), Olustvere Manor (in Suure-Jaani) and Pilistvere Church (in Koo). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Soomaa National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Viljandi Pauluse Kirik, step into the grandiose world of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, and snap pictures at Viljandi Rope Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Viljandi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Parnu to Viljandi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valga.

Things to do in Viljandi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Poltsamaa Castle, Pilistvere Church, Olustvere Manor
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Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle ©
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle
Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park
Viljandi Rope Bridge ©
Viljandi Rope Bridge

2
nights
Valga

Valga ©
Valga is a town in southern Estonia and the capital of Valga County. On the 26th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Helme Order Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Vaike Munamagi Hill, then stroll around Lake Puhajarv Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sangaste kirik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harimagi, then explore the activities along Pühajärv, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Valga Town Hall.

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Getting from Viljandi to Valga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Valga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Otepaa, Sangaste kirik, Helme Order Castle, Vaike Munamagi Hill, Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum
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Lake Puhajarv Park ©
Lake Puhajarv Park
Helme Order Castle ©
Helme Order Castle
Pühajärv ©
Pühajärv

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seto Farm Museum (in Varska) and Otepaa Seikluspark (in Otepaa). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at AHHAA Science Centre, contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square, wander the streets of Tartu Old City, and shop like a local with Estonian Print & Paper Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tartu trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Valga to Tartu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Narva.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Varska Farm Museum, Otepaa Seikluspark
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
Tartu Town Hall Square ©
Tartu Town Hall Square

4
nights
Narva

Narva ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Narva: Toila (Toila Martsa Hiking Trail & Oru Park), Estonia Mining Museum (in Kohtla-Nomme) and Crucifixion of Our Lord Church (in Johvi).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Narva road trip planning site .

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 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rakvere.

Things to do in Narva

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Toila, Kulturzentrum Sillamae, Narva-Joesuu Beach, Saka Klindimoisa Hiking Trail, Crucifixion of Our Lord Church
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Toila Martsa Hiking Trail ©
Toila Martsa Hiking Trail
Oru Park ©
Oru Park

3
nights
Rakvere

Rakvere ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Vihula (Toolse Order Castle & Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa), Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo) and Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rakvere Castle, see the interesting displays at Sagadi Mois Museum, pause for some photo ops at Tarvas Sculpture, and explore the world behind art at Viinistu Art Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rakvere trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Narva to Rakvere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Rakvere, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rakvere

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haljala Parish, Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Sagadi Mois Museum, Viinistu Art Museum, Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Sagadi Mois Museum ©
Sagadi Mois Museum
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle

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