Bucket list-worthy places in the Baltics

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The Baltic region is located in Northern Europe and includes the countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The three countries are fairly small, making it possible to visit them all on the same trip.

The Baltics is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination and is known for its natural beauty, including white sand beaches, rolling hills, and dense forests. Each country has its distinct identity, but there are also many things that are shared between these neighbors. Due to its history, there is also a diverse range of cultural influences, from Scandinavia, Germany, and Russia. The region boasts a wealth of history, with many ancient cities, castles, and monuments that still exist today.

Here we have listed the top places to visit in the Baltics. Perfect additions to your bucket list!

Tallinn

City in🇪🇪 Estoniarated
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Estonia's top city

Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is situated on the country's northern coast, on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, just 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Helsinki in Finland. The city has a rich history, with evidence of settlement dating back to the 13th century. Nowadays, Tallinn is a modern and vibrant city, with a variety of attractions, including beautiful medieval churches, a picturesque old town, and a wealth of cultural activities.

What to do in Tallinn

  1. Explore the Old Town: Stroll the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and admire the historic architecture, from the iconic Town Hall Square to the medieval St. Olaf's Church. The Old Town is full of charming cobblestone streets and centuries-old buildings.
  2. Visit the Town Hall Pharmacy: Established in 1422, it is one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe.
  3. Visit Kadriorg Palace: The Kadriorg Palace is a majestic Baroque palace built by Peter the Great in 1718. It is now a museum and houses an extensive collection of European art.
  4. Visit the Estonian Open Air Museum: The museum features a collection of traditional buildings and artifacts from all over Estonia. The Estonian Open Air Museum is a living history museum that preserves and showcases the traditional lifestyle of the Estonian people. The museum offers visitors the chance to learn about the country's culture and heritage.
  5. Take a Boat Tour: Enjoy the views of the city from the sea and its many islands.
  6. Take a Tour of the Bastion Tunnels - The Bastion Tunnels are a network of tunnels built in the 16th century to protect the city from invaders. Today, the tunnels are open for tourists to explore and learn about the city's history.
  7. Enjoy the Views from Toompea Hill - Toompea Hill is the highest point in Tallinn and offers stunning city views. Climb the hill and take in the scenery.
  8. Go to the Beach: Take a trip to the beach and spend the day relaxing on the sand.

Tallinn is also easily combined with Helsinki as the cities are just separated by a two-hour ferry ride.

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