10 days in Estonia Itinerary

10 days in Estonia Itinerary

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Start: Maastricht
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Tallinn
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saaremaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Haapsalu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Narva
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Tartu
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Otepaa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Viljandi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Parnu
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Train:  9 h 45 min
End: Maastricht

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, then get your game on at Medieval Photo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally walk around Kadriorg Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary builder website.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Tallinn is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Maastricht to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maastricht in July, you will find days in Tallinn are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

1
night
Saaremaa

Saaremaa ©
On the 4th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kaali Meteorite Crater, then see the interesting displays at Kuressaare Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Saaremaa Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saaremaa road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tallinn to Saaremaa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Kaali Meteorite Crater ©
Kaali Meteorite Crater
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum

1
night
Haapsalu

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Vormsi, get to know the fascinating history of Africa Beach and Promenade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haapsalu Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Haapsalu day trip tool.

You can drive from Saaremaa to Haapsalu in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Haapsalu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Narva.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vormsi
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Haapsalu Old Town ©
Haapsalu Old Town
Africa Beach and Promenade ©
Africa Beach and Promenade
Vormsi ©
Vormsi

1
night
Narva

Narva ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puhtitsa Stavropegial Holy Dormition Monastery, grab your bike and head to Narva River Promenade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God, then step into the grandiose world of Narva Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Wedding Tree.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Narva day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Haapsalu to Narva takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look and learn at AHHAA Science Centre, then wander the streets of Tartu Old City, and then admire the local landmark of The Kissing Students fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tartu route planner.

Traveling by car from Narva to Tartu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Otepaa.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Tartu Old City ©
Tartu Old City
The Kissing Students fountain ©
The Kissing Students fountain

1
night
Otepaa

Otepaa ©
Otepää is a town in Valga County, southern Estonia, it is the administrative centre of Otepää Parish. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Otepaa Seikluspark, take in the dramatic natural features at Vaike Munamagi Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Otepaa Nature Park, and finally walk around Lake Puhajarv Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Otepaa travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Tartu to Otepaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Viljandi.

Things to do in Otepaa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaike Munamagi Hill
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Otepaa Nature Park ©
Otepaa Nature Park
Lake Puhajarv Park ©
Lake Puhajarv Park
Otepaa Seikluspark ©
Otepaa Seikluspark

1
night
Viljandi

Viljandi ©
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. On the 9th (Thu), stroll around Viljandi Lossipark and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soomaa National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Viljandi online visit planner.

You can drive from Otepaa to Viljandi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks Nature
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Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park
Viljandi Lossipark ©
Viljandi Lossipark

1
night
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 10th (Fri), trek along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Parnu online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Viljandi to Parnu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Parnu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Parnu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail ©
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail

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