Your first stop in Estonia is the beautiful city of Tallinn. The capital is incredibly charming with beautiful landscapes, historical monuments, and many wonderful sights.
Don't forget to take an Instagram-worthy picture of the city at night, as Tallinn is beautifully lit up. There are so many fun things to do in Tallinn – you’ll never be bored! How about taking a stroll through the city to experience the ambiance and discover the beautiful architecture? Or how about going club-hopping? This is also a great way to start your holiday: go from club to club, dance, and try out different drinks at the same time. Estonians like to drink a lot, but you better don't overdo it. After all, you still got a lot to see!
There are many cool cafés to relax in Telliskivi Loomelinnak if you need a break from your exploration of the city. You can also make a stop in the beautiful city of Helsinki, which is only a few hours away by ferry, or visit the Bastion Passages, which are located in the old town of Tallinn. These tunnels were built in the 17th century to monitor weapons and ammunition, observe the enemy and protect the city against an invasion. You can admire some of the best artworks made by local and international artists at the Kumu Art Museum. Did you know that it’s the largest museum and Tallinn, and was awarded the title of Europe's best museum in 2008?
Your tour of the city won’t be complete until you go check out the 314-meter viewing platform on top of the Tallinn TV Tower. You’ll get an amazing view of the city! It’s also the highest building in Estonia. Furthermore, you should see the Estonian Open Air Museum, which showcases Estonia's ancient buildings – St. OLAFS Church and the Water Airport (Sea Museum). Here, you’ll get to admire a real submarine, Estonian craftsmanship, an icebreaker, a submarine from 1930, and the remains of the first ship made by Estonians. Additionally, you shouldn't miss the Great Guild Hall and St. Catherine's Monastery. Make sure to try out some of Tallinn's best dishes as well!
You can stay at one of Tallinn’s hostels for the night, where you can get a bed in a 6-person dorm for €14 a night.
You can get from Tallinn to Kuressaare for about €12. We recommend spending 2-3 days here to be able to get the full Kuressaare experience. One of the best sights in the city is the Saaremaas Museum and Spa. The landscape is characterized by forests, fields, and villages. The flat roads are perfect for exploring the villages by bike and admiring the colorful trees. The Loode Oak forest and the Angla and Kaali meteorite craters, which are close to the forest, are particularly worth seeing. It is definitely an impressive sight. A highlight of Kuressaare is the town castle, built in the 13th century.
You can spend the night in a hostel, where you’ll get a bed in an 8-person dorm for €13 a night.
You can get from Kuressaare to Pärnu by bus for about €8. We recommend you spend at least 3 days in Pärnu to make sure you get to see everything the city has to offer. Besides the beautiful beaches, there are plenty of other things to discover.
The city is a real leisure and recreation center for the locals. Some must-see attractions in Pärnu include the red tower, formerly used as a prison; the protestant church overlooking the city; the Pärnu Cultural Museum with an 8,000-year-old sculpture of the oldest humans in the Baltic and Scandinavia; the numerous spas, and the Sormaa National Park and its exotic landscapes.
You can get a double room at a campsite for about €12 a night.
Your next stop is the city of Kallaste, which you can reach by bus for €12. Kallaste offers some of the best tourist attractions in Estonia. Nature-lovers should check out the cliffs of Kallaste and Kassari Island (among the fifth-largest islands in Estonia, with 19.3 sq km).
One of the architectural monuments in Kallaste is the Kopu lighthouse, dating back to the 15th century, which emits light beams up to 102.6 meters high. It is an architectural wonder that you’ll see when on the road to Kallaste. Some historical attractions are Estonia's first glass work from the year 1628 and the settlement of Ahjuvare. In the settlement of Ahjuvare, you can see the seasonal stone buildings of the fishermen of Estonia (or rather what is left of them).
You can stay in one of the city’s accommodations for the night. You’ll get a comfortable bed in a 4-person dorm for €12 a night.
Lahemaa National Park
You can get from Kallaste to Lahemaa National Park by bus for about €8. Lahemaa National Park is located in the northern part of Estonia. It’s the perfect place for a hike, and one of the greatest forest reserves in Europe. It’s filled with sand beaches, trees, and rocks. You’ll also get to see the highest waterfall in Estonia. There are old mansions near the park and sea villages which you can visit.
When you are finished with your tour, you can return to one of the guest houses available on-site, where you get a double bed for €15 a night.