Don’t be fooled by the medieval magic of Estonia’s old towns: these fairy-tale façades play host to a lively nightlife in this vibrant, dynamic country. From Baltic beaches to well-preserved castles, Estonia has a wealth of inexpensive attractions and heritage to explore, so use our map of Estonia to start planning your trip now.

Your first stop should be the country’s bustling capital, Tallinn, where medieval walls enclose the Old Town and Raekoja Plats, the cobbled historic marketplace. Gothic arches and an elegant steeple rise above the town, providing a stunning backdrop to the hedonism that unfolds below.

In the summer months, head to Pärnu, Estonia’s main seaside resort. If its mix of seventeenth to twentieth-century buildings, entertaining museum and contemporary Estonian art collection at the Kunsti museum weren’t enough, cultural and musical events take place throughout the summer. The real reason to come, though, is the beach, which is wide and clean, and boasts sea-saws, volleyball nets and handy changing booths.

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