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Tallinn, Estonia

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

The City of Tallinn, Estonia, is where history comes alive in a harmonious blend of medieval charm and modern urban vibes.

From the awe-inspiring UNESCO-listed Old Town to the trendy Kalamaja neighborhood, Tallinn offers an awesome experience.

For history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, solo adventurers, couples, and families seeking a 3-5 day Trip filled with rich culture, unique experiences, and stunning landscapes.

Visit St. Olaf’s Church tower, delve into Estonia’s Soviet past at the KGB Museum, and get lost in the beauty of Lahemaa National Park.

Ideally visit between May and September, when the weather is warm and the city comes alive with outdoor events, making it the ideal backdrop for exploring Tallinn’s captivating streets and natural wonders.

Suggested Activities

The Old Town is divided into Lower and Upper Town, with historic landmarks like Town Hall Square, Toompea Castle, and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

The perfect start to your Tallinn visit, here you can get a feel for the City.

Standing at 124 meters high, the tower will offer you an amazing vantage point over Tallinn’s rooftops, harbour, and the Gulf of Finland!

What was once a working-class district is now a creative hub known for its vibrant street art, repurposed industrial buildings, and Telliskivi Creative City.

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This Museum showcases equipment used by the Soviet secret police, as well as stories about espionage and surveillance during that era.

Learn about Estonia’s interesting history.

A 70-Hectare park that houses the baroque-style Kadriorg Palace, the Kumu Art Museum, and a large Swan Pond.

Perfect for enjoying the sun!

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Just an hour long Drive from Tallinn, experience the beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife, and cultural landmarks that this National Park has to offer!

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Top Tips

One of the best ways to experience local culture while travelling is by tasting traditional dishes.

Try Estonians foods like:

  • Kama
  • Sült
  • Rye Bread

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Tallinn has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

Even if you don’t want to book a walking tour, Tallinn is a compact City, so it is perfect for exploring on foot or by bicycle.

Make it Unique

Tallinn hosts multiple exciting events year-round, such as the Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, and the Old Town Days Festival, during which you will see music, theatre, art, and sport events dedicated to celebrating the local culture and history!

This lesser known spot offers a stunning view of the Old Town’s rooftops.

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A visit here will give you an eerie but fascinating glimpse into Estonia’s history!

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Tallinn is by flying into the Tallinn Airport (TLL), which has flights from major European cities

Other: You can take a train or bus from other parts of Estonia or neighboring countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public transportation.

Buses, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and bike rentals are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Tallinn is by flying into the Tallinn Airport (TLL), which has flights from major European cities

Other: You can take a train or bus from other parts of Estonia or neighboring countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public transportation.

Buses, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and bike rentals are available.

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns for tourists in Tallinn are minimal.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

Stay in or near the Old Town for quick access to the main attractions.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. The most highly recommended hostel is the Lai 22 Hostel & Bar, located in the Old Town.
    If you are a Digital Nomad, the Draper Startup House Hostel
    may be your best option, as it features coworking spaces and hosts startup events regularly.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.