23 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

23 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Narva-Joesuu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Parnu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salaspils, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jurmala, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Chennai, India to Tallinn is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Tallinn is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get colder in Tallinn: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Narva-Joesuu.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Narva-Joesuu, Estonia — 2 nights

Narva-Jõesuu is a town in Ida-Viru County, in north-eastern Estonia.GeographyIt is located on the country's northern Baltic coast and the Gulf of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Swedish Lion, then contemplate the long history of Fama Centre, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Narva River Promenade, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Narva Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral, take in the dramatic scenery at Valaste, then stroll around Oru Park, then get engrossed in the history at Sillamae Kultuurikeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Tallinn to Narva-Joesuu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tartu.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas
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Tartu, Estonia — 2 nights

City of Good Thoughts

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 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, make a trip to Tagurpidi Maja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Estonian Print & Paper Museum. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square, then take a stroll through Tartu Old City, then look and learn at Science Centre AHHAA, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Bronze Pig.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tartu trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Narva-Joesuu to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Parnu.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Parnu, Estonia — 2 nights

Estonia's Summer Capital

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 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Parnu Beach Promenade, make a splash at Tervise Paradiis Water Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Museum of New Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Parnu Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, then don't miss a visit to Tallinn Gate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eliisabet's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Prison Escape.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Parnu online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tartu to Parnu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Parnu are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 5 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Riga is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Riga online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salaspils.
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Salaspils, Latvia — 2 nights

Salaspils is a town in Latvia, the administrative centre of Salaspils municipality. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, take in nature's colorful creations at Salaspils Botanic Garden, then steep yourself in history at Ikskile Medieval Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Ogre History and Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Ogres Zilie Kalni, then stroll around Dendrological Park Lazdukalni, then examine the collection at Daugava Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Trusu Pilsetina.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salaspils driving holiday planner.

Salaspils is just a short distance from Riga. In January in Salaspils, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jurmala.
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Jurmala, Latvia — 2 nights

Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, then make a trip to Jomas iela, and then appreciate the history behind Brunurupucis (The Turtle). On the next day, steep yourself in history at Jurmalas Globe, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS, then admire the masterpieces at Art Studio 'Inner Light', and finally get engrossed in the history at Summer House and Garden Complex of Kristaps and Auguste Morbergs.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jurmala vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Salaspils to Jurmala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Jurmala, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Estonia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Latvia travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
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