Nature tour on your own: a car trip from Tallinn to Tartu through the forests of Kõrvemaa

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If your destination is the cosy university town of Tartu and you can take longer than usual for an adventure, then this two-day tour allows to discover and enjoy naturally beautiful places on the way from Tallinn to Tartu, passing the Jägala waterfall and suspension bridge, the Aegviidu-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve, the Endla Nature Reserve, the Kirna hiking trail, the Põltsamaa Rose Garden, the Elistvere Animal Park, and the Ice Age Centre.
In Tartu, visit the University of Tartu Botanical Garden, Toomemägi Hill, and the beautiful shores of the River Emajõgi.
The tour ends at the heart of Tartu, the Town Hall Square, where you will also find the Tartu Visitor Centre.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Tallinn Tourist Information Centre

    Tourist information centres

    Niguliste tänav 2, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10146

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  • 2
    Jägala Waterfall

    Nature Sites

    KUBJA-MIKU, Ruu küla, Jõelähtme vald, Harju maakond 74223

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    River Jägala and suspension bridge

    Nature Sites

    Jõesuu küla, Jõelähtme vald, Harju maakond 74213

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    Aegviidu-Kõrvemaa recreation area and Visitor Centre / Information point

    National parks and nature centres

    Jaama tänav 7, Aegviidu alev, Anija vald, Harju maakond 74501

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  • 5
    Kakerdaja bog hiking trail

    Hiking Trails

    NOKU, Vetepere küla, Järva vald, Järva maakond 73416

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  • 6
    Norra Springs

    Hiking Trails

    JUHANI, Norra küla, Järva vald, Järva maakond 73016

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  • 7
    Endla Nature Reserve and centre at Tooma

    National parks and nature centres

    Tooma küla, Jõgeva vald, Jõgeva maakond 48432

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  • 8
    Põltsamaa Rose Garden

    Parks & Gardens

    Karja tänav-10A, Mällikvere küla, Põltsamaa vald, Jõgeva maakond 48014

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    Kirna hiking trail

    Hiking Trails

    KIRNASILLA, Jüriküla, Põltsamaa vald, Jõgeva maakond 49005

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  • 10
    Elistvere Animal Park

    Zoos & Farms

    LOODUSPARGI, Elistvere küla, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond 49103

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  • 11
    Ice Age Centre (Jääaja Keskus)

    Family Fun

    Saadjärve tänav 20, Äksi alevik, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond 60543

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  • 12
    University of Tartu Botanical Garden

    Parks & Gardens

    Lai tänav 38, Tartu linn, Tartu 51005

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  • 13
    Tartu Visitor Centre

    Tourist information centres

    Raekoja plats 1a, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open 24 hours

Features and amenities
Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
Coordinates
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