10-Day Road Trip in Latvia and Estonia from Riga to Pärnu, Tallinn, Tartu, and Valmiera

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Explore Latvia and Estonia on an epic 10-day European road trip. Riga, Cēsis, Valmiera, Pärnu, Keila-Joa, and Rummu await!

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 4 nights in Latvia and 5 nights in Estonia.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Latvia, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Riga and begin your adventure from there. Explore Riga, Cēsis, Valmiera, and Jūrmala, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Estonia. Immerse yourself in the allure of Pärnu, Keila-Joa, Rummu, Tallinn, and Tartu, where every street tells a story.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Pärnu’s Valli Park. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Latvia and Estonia will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in Latvia and Estonia. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Latvia and Estonia.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
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Destinations

Keila-Joa
Tartu maakond - region in EstoniaTartu maakond / 1 night
Vidzeme - state in LatviaVidzeme
Jūrmala -  in LatviaJūrmala
Rummu
Photo of aerial view of Beautiful Gauja river in the town of Valmiera, Latvia.Valmieras novads / 1 night
Scenic summer view of the Old Town and sea port harbor in Tallinn, Estonia.Tallinn / 3 nights
Pärnu maakond - region in EstoniaPärnu / 1 night
Riga - city in LatviaRiga / 3 nights

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photo of riga central market, is Europe's largest bazar using old german zeppelin hangars.Riga Central Market
Riga National Zoological Garden, Mežaparks, Riga, Vidzeme, LatviaRiga National Zoological Garden
Photo of Kadriorg Palace is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia.Kadriorg Park
Photo of Maritime Days in harbour of Tallinn Seaplane harbour, Tallinn, Estonia.Seaplane Harbour
Photo of view of Freedom Square at twilight in Tallinn, Estonia.Freedom Square
Gauja National ParkGauja National Park
Dzintari Forest Park, Dzintari, Jūrmala, Vidzeme, LatviaDzintari Forest Park
A beautiful view of the Riga Canal in Vermanes Garden, Riga, LatviaMemorial to Anna Wöhrmann
Photo of Twin towers of Viru Gate in the old town of Tallinn, Estonia.Viru Gate
Riga Motor Museum
photo of gorgeous view of the statue of liberty milda in Riga during sunset, Latvia.Freedom Monument
Photo of Tallinn Zoo, Estonia.Tallinn Zoo
Esplanāde, Centrs, Riga, Vidzeme, LatviaEsplanāde
House of the Black Heads, Old Riga, Riga, Vidzeme, LatviaHouse of the Black Heads
Photo of Tallinn Town Hall Square and old city panoramic scenery view, Estonia.Tallinn Town Hall
AHHAA Science Centre, Tartu, Tartu linn, Tartu maakond, EstoniaAHHAA Science Centre
Photo of beautiful and unique pergola covered with green vines in Pärnu Rannapark in summer.Pärnu Rannapark
Bastejkalna Park, Centrs, Riga, Vidzeme, LatviaBastejkalna Park
Ķemeri National Park, Engures novads, Courland, LatviaĶemeri National Park
Photo of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia.Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Town Hall SquareTown Hall Square
Photo of the city view from Kohtuotsa viewing platform in Tallin in Estonia.Kohtuotsa viewing platform
photo of national opera house in Riga city - Latvian capital.Latvian National Opera House
photo of saint peter's church in Riga, Latvia. Lutheran church.St Peter's Church
Photo of Keila waterfall located on Keila River in Harju County near Tallinn, Estonia.Keila Waterfall
photo of old castle ruins in cesis, town in Latvia.Cēsis Castle
Bronze statue "The Turtle", Majori, Jūrmala, Vidzeme, LatviaBronze statue "The Turtle
Kadriorg Art Museum, Kadriorg, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn, Harju maakond, EstoniaKadriorg Art Museum
Cēsis CastleCēsis Castle
photo of dome square with cafes and restaurants in the old town center in Riga, Latvia.Dome Square
Kumu, Kadriorg, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn, Harju maakond, EstoniaKumu
Photo of Russalka Memorial is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson, Estonia.Russalka Memorial
Patkuli VaateplatvormPatkuli viewing platform
Photo of aerial view of the Rummu abandoned prison Tallinn Estonia lake beach.Rummu Quarry
Photo of Botanic garden building in Tallinn, Estonia.Tallinn Botanic Garden
Japanese Garden, Kadriorg, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn, Harju maakond, EstoniaJapanese Garden
Globe, Majori, Jūrmala, Vidzeme, LatviaGlobe
Jūrmalas pludmale, Dubulti, Jūrmala, Vidzeme, LatviaJurmala Beach
Valli Park
Town Hall, Pärnu linn, Pärnu maakond, EstoniaTown Hall

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Day 1

Day 1 – Riga - arrival day

  • Riga - Arrival day
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  • Dome Square
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Latvia and Estonia begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Riga in Latvia. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Riga for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Latvia to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Riga before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Riga is the fantastic Dome Square. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Dome Square has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,480 reviews.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Riga. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Latvia. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Latvia's delectable cuisine at one of Riga's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Bon-Vivant the Belgian Beer Cafe, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Cuba Cafe boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Riviera. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Riga.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Kafejnīca, bārs Ezītis miglā. Alternatively, go to "Folkklubs ALA Pagrabs" (Folk club ALA cellar), the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, The Armoury Bar provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Your multi-country road trip in Latvia and Estonia has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Riga

  • Riga
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Drive 3 km, 48 min

  • Riga Central Market
  • St Peter's Church
  • House of the Black Heads
  • Freedom Monument
  • Bastejkalna Park
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Latvia and Estonia has in store for you! You will be staying in Riga for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Riga is the fantastic Riga Central Market. As an appreciated market hall and local gem in the area, Riga Central Market has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 46,344 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary St. Peter's Church. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,415 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of House of the Black Heads, a standout museum and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,116 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Freedom Monument. This monument is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,894 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Bastejkalna Park, a popular park and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 7,899 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Riga. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Latvia and Estonia.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Pētergailis, restorāns, a top-rated dining destination in Riga. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Da Roberta, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at LIDO Alus sēta. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Riga this evening.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Aussie Backpackers Pub, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Andalūzijas Suns is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Skyline bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

As the night falls in Riga, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Riga and Pärnu

  • Pärnu
  • Riga
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Drive 191 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Memorial to Anna Wöhrmann
  • Esplanāde
  • Riga National Zoological Garden
  • Riga Motor Museum
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Latvia and Estonia. Today's main destinations are Riga in Latvia, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Pärnu. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Pärnu, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Riga to Pärnu may take around 2 hours 16 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Pärnu, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

In Riga, the extraordinary Memorial to Anna Wöhrmann awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,690 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Riga is the spectacular Esplanāde. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,941 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Riga National Zoological Garden. This local zoo and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 18,386 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Riga Motor Museum is another attraction you might want to add to your Riga exploration itinerary. This museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 9,789 reviews.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Pärnu’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the town of Pärnu boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Latvia.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Jahtklubi Restoran, an iconic dining spot in Pärnu. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Kohvik-Restoran Hea Maa - mõnus söögikoht Pärnus, a popular restaurant in Pärnu. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Ferro kohvik, a hidden gem nestled in Pärnu. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Keep the evening going at Aloha Surf, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to ¿Qué pasa?, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is C. F Hahn pub, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Celebrate day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Pärnu, Keila-Joa, Rummu, and Tallinn

  • Tallinn
  • Pärnu
  • Keila-Joa
  • Rummu
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Drive 174 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Town Hall
  • Valli Park
  • Pärnu Rannapark
  • Rummu Quarry
  • Keila Waterfall
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Latvia and Estonia, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Pärnu in Estonia. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Tallinn, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

After soaking in Pärnu’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Rummu. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 32 min. When you arrive in Rummu, it's time to take a break from the road.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Town Hall. This outstanding sightseeing destination and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 135 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Town Hall is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Valli Park is another of the town's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This park and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,544 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, Beach Park. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,146 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Rummu, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Keila-Joa may take around 26 min. Upon your arrival in Keila-Joa, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Keila-Joa, including the outstanding Keila Waterfall. Having an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 5,568 reviews, this fascinating waterfall and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the town.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Pärnu and set your GPS to Rummu. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 32 min. Upon reaching Rummu, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated quarry and attraction in Rummu — Rummu Quarry. About 3,545 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Tallinn. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Tallinn’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Latvia and Estonia.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Restaurant Manna La Roosa, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Restoran Mimosa offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Restaurant Munga Kelder. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Tallinn.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Koht, known for its lively atmosphere. NoKu is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Vana Villem Pub offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Latvia and Estonia! Enjoy your evening in Tallinn to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Tallinn

  • Tallinn
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Tallinn Botanic Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Kadriorg Park
  • Kadriorg Art Museum
  • Kumu
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Day 5 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Tallinn. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

In Tallinn, the extraordinary Tallinn Botanic Garden awaits. This attraction is a valued botanical garden that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,303 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Tallinn is the spectacular Japanese Garden. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,434 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Kadriorg Park. This local park and wonder has an overall review score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,630 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Kadriorg Art Museum is another attraction you might want to add to your Tallinn exploration itinerary. This museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,281 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Kumu. More than a popular art museum and attraction, Kumu offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Tallinn. Kumu boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,909 traveler reviews.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Tallinn’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Latvia and Estonia.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Restaurant Argentina, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Dubliner boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Restaurant Rataskaevu 16. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Tallinn.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Barbar, known for its inviting atmosphere. Teras Beach Tallinn Indoor Beach is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Sigmund Freud Bar provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Celebrate day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Tallinn

  • Tallinn
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Drive 14 km, 50 min

  • Tallinn Zoo
  • Kohtuotsa viewing platform
  • Patkuli viewing platform
  • Town Hall Square
  • Tallinn Town Hall
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On day 6, you will wake up in Tallinn with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Tallinn before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Latvia and Estonia.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Tallinn, including the outstanding Tallinn Zoo. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,393 reviews, this fascinating zoo and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Tallinn is also home to the captivating Kohtuotsa viewing platform, a local observation deck considered one of the highlights of the city. About 6,203 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Patkuli Viewing Platform is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Tallinn. This extraordinary landmark and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,225 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Town Hall Square will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing square and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,452 reviews.

Soak in Tallinn's rich culture at the fantastic Tallinn Town Hall. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Tallinn is its overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,262 visitor reviews.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Tallinn boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Latvia.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Swissôtel Tallinn, a highly-rated dining destination in Tallinn. If you're eager to try something different, consider Pirosmani Restaurant, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Restaurant Kolm Sibulat. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Tallinn this evening.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Hell Hunt is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Depeche Mode Baar, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Scotland Yard Pub. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Tallinn and Tartu

  • Tartu maakond
  • Tallinn
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Drive 192 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Freedom Square
  • Russalka Memorial
  • Seaplane Harbour
  • Viru Gate
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On day 7 of your multi-country road trip across Latvia and Estonia, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Tallinn in Estonia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Tartu, where you will stay for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Tallinn, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Tartu may take around 2 hours 12 min. Upon your arrival in Tartu, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Tallinn today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,569 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Freedom Square. This incredible attraction and square holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 13,412 visitors.

According to travelers in Tallinn, the extraordinary Russalka Memorial is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and monument is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,792 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible port, Seaplane Harbour. Up to 15,158 visitors have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular city gate, Viru Gate. This attraction is rated an average 4.7 out of 5 stars among 10,029 visitors.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Tartu. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Tartu. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at JOYCE, a top-rated dining destination in Tartu. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Pahad Poisid, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Reval Café Riia mnt. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Tartu this evening.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Barlova, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, The Irish Embassy Pub Tartu offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Tartu. Möku is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Take in the ambiance of Tartu as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Tartu, Cēsis, and Valmiera

  • Valmieras novads
  • Vidzeme
  • Tartu maakond
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Drive 205 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • AHHAA Science Centre
  • Cēsis Castle
  • Cēsis Castle
  • Gauja National Park
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Cēsis in Latvia and Tartu in Estonia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Valmiera, your home for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Cēsis, Latvia. This car ride takes around 2 hours 22 min.

Something that makes Cēsis the perfect holiday destination is that the town offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding castle ruin, Cēsis Castle. This local gem has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,538 visitors.

The famous Cēsis Castle is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Cēsis's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 5,537 travelers have rated this incredible castle ruin and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive towards Latvia, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Cēsis. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 22 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

In Cēsis, the extraordinary Gauja National Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,953 travelers' reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Cēsis, Latvia. This car ride takes around 2 hours 22 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Tartu is the fantastic AHHAA Science Centre. As an appreciated museum and local gem in the area, AHHAA Science Centre has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 8,832 reviews.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Valmiera of your choice.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Valmiera. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Latvia and Estonia.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Vecpuisis, a top-rated dining destination in Valmiera. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ahh-meat, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Bistro "Pasēdnīca". With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Valmiera this evening.

As the night falls in Valmiera, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Valmiera, Jūrmala, and Riga

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  • Jūrmala
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Dzintari Forest Park
  • Globe
  • Jurmala Beach
  • Bronze statue "The Turtle
  • Ķemeri National Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across Latvia and Estonia. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Jūrmala in Latvia. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Riga where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Jūrmala’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Valmiera behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 2 min. Jūrmala welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A tour of Jūrmala is not complete without a visit to the famous Dzintari Forest Park. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,458 travelers.

Make the most of your Jūrmala travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Globe. This sightseeing destination and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,005 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Jurmala Beach for an experience worth remembering. This local natural feature and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,795 visitors.

After soaking in Valmiera’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Jūrmala. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 2 min. When you arrive in Jūrmala, it's time to take a break from the road.

A tour of Jūrmala is not complete without a visit to the famous Ķemeri National Park. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,000 travelers.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Riga. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Riga. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Latvia in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Province restaurant, a highly-rated dining destination in Riga. If you're eager to try something different, consider Šašliki, Grilbārs, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Avotu Ezītis miglā. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Riga this evening.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Alus Muiža, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Lokāls Veldze is another popular option for a drink or two.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Riga - departure day

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  • Latvian National Opera House
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Riga before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Latvia and Estonia. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As you approach the end of your journey in Latvia, take a moment for some retail therapy in Riga’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Latvia, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Latvia with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

Get a last taste of Latvia’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Riga and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Latvia and Estonia.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. If you're eager to try something different, consider Taškenta, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Riga for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Latvia and Estonia with fond memories. Safe travels!

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