Estonian Road Trip

Trip Lenght: Saturday 28.5.2016 – Sunday 5.6.2016, 9 days / päivää

Miles Driven :1151 miles (1853 km) ~ about 128 miles / day (noin 206 km / päivä)

Cities/town visited: with a purpose, about 40. Drive by / through, I guess the same.

Motel / Hotels rated: 7

Average rate for accommodation: 3,45

Accommodation costs: 468,52 € + leirintäalue

Dream come true:

  • Jaana: visit Tartu and Pärnu
  • Jan: we saw more than Tallinn and via Baltica

The most Beautiful thing:

  • Jaana: Vihula early in the morning  and Kuressaare and Ruins of Kolga manor and Ungru manor
  • Jan: some of the Manors, Hilly country side of southeast of Estonia

Best food / Drink:

  • Jaana: Öun – apple -rhubarb limonade
  • Jan: Pickles – dill – cottage cheese & Crab sticks

Best day

  • Jaana: either visit in Kolga mõis or evening in Tartu
  • Jan: Evening in Tartu

Best Town / City

  • Jaana & Jan: Tartu & Kuressaare (and Tallinn)

Best / Favorite hotel / motel:

  • Jaana & Jan: Sangaste Loss in Sangaste & Konrad Appartments in Tartu

Weirdest thing:

  • Jaana: How many abandoned manors there is in Estonia
  • Jan: none

Disappontment:

  • Jaana: Couldn’t visit Saare Foods factory (schedules didn’t match) or Kalev chocolate factory outlet (it was closed on Saturday)
  • Jan: Narva & Haapsalu (wine festival was going on, hottest tourist season)

What would I do differently next time

  • Jaana: Spend more time in Sillamäe, even couple of hours, spend a whole day in Tartu and whole day in Tallinn & on Islands as Jan said. (although good point from Jan: From Helsinki its super easy to make more visits to Tallinn and the islands, instead the east Estonia and South East Estonia is the area that are more difficult to visit!)
  • Jan: more time in big cities and in Islands.

Breweries visited: 1 – Muhu breweries shop (Estonia don’t have the same brewery culture as the Germa or USA)

Beer drank:

DAY 1: Tampere, FI – Tallinn, EE

  • Rating: Tallink Silja Line, M/S Star
  • Rating: GO Hotel Shnelli

DAY 2: Tallinn – Vihula

  • Rating: Vihula Manor Country Club

DAY 3: Vihula – Narva-Jõesuu

  • Rating: Hotel Yes

DAY 4: Narva-Jõesuu – Tartu

  • Rating: Konrad Old Town Apartments

DAY 5: Tartu – Sangaste

  • Rating: Sangaste Loss, Sangaste

DAY 6: Sangaste – Kuressaare

  • Rating: Kuursaal Guesthouse

DAY 7: Kuressaare – Haapsalu

  • Rating: Camping Pikseke

DAY 8: Haapsalu – Tallinn

  • Rating: Go Hotel Shnelli

DAY 9: Tallinn, EE – Tampere, FI

 

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