8 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

8 days in Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

Make it your trip
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Tallinn, Estonia

— 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.
Visiting Traveller Tours and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Tallinna Raekoda, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and make a trip to Tallinna Teletorn.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip builder site.

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major aiport is Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Parnu, Estonia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Riisa Trail, hike along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, then tee off at Parnu Bay Golf Links, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Parnu tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Parnu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Parnu, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Parnu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga tour planner.

You can drive from Parnu to Riga in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Estonia travel guide

4.5
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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.