12 days in Tallinn, Saaremaa & Tartu Itinerary

12 days in Tallinn, Saaremaa & Tartu Itinerary

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Drive to Akureyri Airport, Fly to Tallinn
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Tallinn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saaremaa
— 4 nights
Fly to Lennujaam, Train to Tartu
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Tartu
— 1 night
Fly to Akureyri Airport, Drive to Saudarkrokur

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Tallinn

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Viewing Point Kohtuotsa and Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

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Saudarkrokur, Iceland to Tallinn is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Saudarkrokur in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tallinn, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Saaremaa

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuressaare Castle and Suur Toll and Piret. Get out of town with these interesting Saaremaa side-trips: Muhu (Muhu Village Museum of Koguva & St Catherine’s Church).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saaremaa day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Saaremaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. June in Saaremaa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tartu

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get curious at AHHAA Science Centre, ponder the design of 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, wander the streets of Tartu Old City, then admire the natural beauty at Tartu University Botanical Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): stroll around Toome Hill Park (Toomemagi), then see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Tartu.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tartu visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Saaremaa to Tartu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tartu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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