11 days in Estonia Itinerary

11 days in Estonia Itinerary

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11 days in Estonia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  6​h
1
Tallinn
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rakvere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Narva
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tartu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Parnu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Haapsalu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik and Great Guild Hall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tallinn Old Town and Toompea Hill. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and wander the streets of Rotermann Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn day trip planning website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Tallinn is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in July: highs in Tallinn hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, then get to know the fascinating history of Pikk Street, and then explore the historical opulence of Rakvere Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rakvere road trip planning site .

You can drive from Tallinn to Rakvere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Rakvere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Narva.

Things to do in Rakvere

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa
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Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa ©
Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa

1
night
Narva

Narva ©
On the 31st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Narva-Joesuu Beach, contemplate the long history of Fama Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle.

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Traveling by train from Rakvere to Narva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Narva

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Narva-Joesuu Beach
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Narva-Joesuu Beach ©
Narva-Joesuu Beach
Fama Centre ©
Fama Centre

2
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.
On the 1st (Thu), see the sky in a new way at AHHAA Science Centre, then take a stroll through Tartu Old City, and then don't miss a visit to The Kissing Students fountain. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, see the interesting displays at Estonian Print & Paper Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Tartu Toy Museum.

Make your Tartu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Narva to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Parnu.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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AHHAA Science Centre ©
AHHAA Science Centre
Estonian Print & Paper Museum ©
Estonian Print & Paper Museum
Estonian National Museum ©
Estonian National Museum

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 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Prison Escape, relax in the rural setting at Alpakafarm, and then stroll through Parnu Beach Promenade.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Parnu day trip planner .

Drive from Tartu to Parnu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Parnu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Parnu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Alpakafarm ©
Alpakafarm

1
night
Haapsalu

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. On the 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Haapsalu Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Haapsalu Castle, and then examine the collection at Haapsalu Shawl Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Haapsalu tour planner .

Traveling by car from Parnu to Haapsalu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites Museums
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Haapsalu Old Town ©
Haapsalu Old Town
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle

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