Rented a car in Tallinn and want to go on a little road trip? There are several options for a day tour from Tallinn.
Basicly you have two very nice options. One is heading South West. This way you can see the waterfalls, the ruin and end up in fishertown Haapsalu.
The other option is to head east and discover the North Coast to end up in Estonia’s biggest National Park: Laheema RP. This park is only 1 hour away from Tallinn so you’ll have plenty of time to discover the area even when you only have 1 day to spend.
On your way there you could visit the Tallinn TV Tower. You can take the elevator up to the 21st floor for beautiful views of Estonia with Tallinn in the background. There’s an indoor and outdoor viewing platform.
If you’re not really interested in viewing countries from up high it might not be worth the detour and 10€ entrance fee.
A nice stop is the Jagala Juga waterfall. Although it’s not that high it’s beautifully located in a calm green area. You can enter both the top as the bottom of the waterfall, guaranteeing that you can take some nice pictures here!
The Laheema National Park consists of a beautiful coastline with bays and peninsulas and a stretched out pine forest.
I recommend you go to Võsu for a visit to the beach. You can walk the footpath across the beach or have a drink and a snack at one of the summertime bars.
We went to Käsmu for a nice hike (don’t worry Estonia is a very flat country). In the middle of the very small town you’ll find a chapel called Käsmu Kabel. From its parking lot 3 different tracks start. One biking trail, one short and one longer hiking trail. The ‘Nature Trail’ is a little over 4 kilometers, making it perfect for 60-90 minute walk. You start in the town but walk all the way to the tip of the peninsula and end in the pine forest. Along the way you’ll see many erratic boulders, brought to Estonia during the glacier period.
In the evening you can have dinner at Restaurant Noa in Viimsi on your way back to Tallinn.
Check my 2 minute video to find out more about our trip to Estonia.