23 days in Estonia Itinerary

23 days in Estonia Itinerary

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23 days in Estonia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Haapsalu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tallinn
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vosu
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Rakvere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Viljandi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Saaremaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Lisbon

5
nights
Haapsalu

Haapsalu ©
Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Get out of town with these interesting Haapsalu side-trips: MOMU Motorsport Museum (in Turba), Suursadam Harbour (in Suuresadama) and Padise Abbey (in Padise). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Ristna Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church, explore the historical opulence of Haapsalu Castle, and contemplate the long history of Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Haapsalu trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Haapsalu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Haapsalu, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in February, you will find days in Haapsalu are cooler (1°C), and nights are slightly colder (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tallinn.

Things to do in Haapsalu

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vormsi, Hiiumaa Museum Long House, MOMU Motorsport Museum, Motor Sailboat Ernst Jaakson, Suursadam Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Padise Abbey ©
Padise Abbey
Ristna Lighthouse ©
Ristna Lighthouse
MOMU Motorsport Museum ©
MOMU Motorsport Museum

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Olaf’s Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn online travel planner.

Getting from Haapsalu to Tallinn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Haapsalu in February since evenings lows in Tallinn dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vosu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

3
nights
Vosu

Vosu ©
Vosu is known for nightlife and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark, trek along Altja matkarada, kick back and relax at Vosu Rand, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kasmu Nature and Cultural History Trail.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vosu vacation tool.

You can drive from Tallinn to Vosu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vosu can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rakvere.

Things to do in Vosu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kasmu, Viinistu Art Museum, Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Lahemaa rahvuspark, Viru Bog Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Sagadi Mois Museum ©
Sagadi Mois Museum
Viru Bog Trail ©
Viru Bog Trail

2
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakvere Methodist Church, appreciate the history behind Rakvere's Central Square, appreciate the history behind Tarvas Sculpture, then step into the grandiose world of Rakvere Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Okaskroon Monument. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Estonian Police Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rakvere Church of the Trinity, and then make a splash at Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rakvere travel planner.

Getting from Vosu to Rakvere by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. February in Rakvere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Viljandi.

Things to do in Rakvere

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Tarvas Sculpture ©
Tarvas Sculpture
Estonian Police Museum ©
Estonian Police Museum

2
nights
Viljandi

Viljandi ©
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Viljandi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soomaa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then snap pictures at Viljandi Rope Bridge, and finally stroll around Viljandi Lossipark.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Viljandi attractions app.

Traveling by car from Rakvere to Viljandi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rakvere in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Viljandi, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Soomaa National Park ©
Soomaa National Park
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle ©
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle
Viljandi Rope Bridge ©
Viljandi Rope Bridge

2
nights
Saaremaa

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kaali Meteorite Crater, explore the historical opulence of Kuressaare Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Saaremaa Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Angla Tuulikumägi, steep yourself in history at Trahter Veski, and then stroll around Kuressaare Town Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saaremaa trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Viljandi to Saaremaa in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saaremaa Museum ©
Saaremaa Museum
Kuressaare Castle ©
Kuressaare Castle
Kaali Meteorite Crater ©
Kaali Meteorite Crater

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