When to Go

  • The most clement weather is from May to September, and while it can get a little crazy in Tallinn and Pärnu (especially in July and August), it’s still the best time to visit.
  • Almost all festivals are scheduled for summer, with the biggest celebrations saved for midsummer’s eve.
  • Fans of cross-country skiing should make for Otepää, the unofficial winter capital from December to March.
  • Yuletide in Tallinn is unforgettable, with Christmas markets and a nearly 600-year-old tradition of raising a Christmas tree on the main square.