Well-connected by plane, boat, bus or train, arriving in Tallinn is easy. Home to the UNESCO-listed Old Town, romantic wooden districts, and medieval architecture, Tallinn offers a lot for first-time and returning visitors - but there is a lot more to Estonia than its capital.
For a small country, Estonia packs a powerful punch. Rent a car, and you can be off on an adventure in an hour. Thanks to Estonia’s compact size, you can easily explore a quarter of the country in a weekend. And a change of cultural scenery is guaranteed!
The suggested road trip itinerary is doable in a weekend, but if you prefer a more relaxed pace, you can easily stretch it to 2-4 days. As always, feel free to use this itinerary as inspiration, and let your eyes, nose and GPS do the rest.
LEG #1: Tallinn to Onion Route - villages of Old Believers
From Tallinn, head to Kallaste on the shore of Lake Peipus early in the morning. Here you can decide whether to drive some more or go sightseeing. Close by is the Neo-Gothic Alatskivi Castle from the 17th century, surrounded by a beautiful forested park that is the biggest in the county.