First-time travelers booking flights to Tallinn are often confused by the city’s culture. The combination of Danish, Swedish, German and Russian influences decorate the city’s landscape. A UNESCO World Heritage site, parts of Tallinn remain untouched and preserved in its 12th century state. The best way to explore Tallinn is on foot. Hop off your Tallinn flight and start your sightseeing in some of Europe’s best medieval towns. Ancient ruins, church spires and cobblestone streets welcome tourists to Tallinn. The heart of Tallinn – the Toompea district – is home to must-see attractions including the Estonian Art Museum and the named Kiek-in-de-Kök, a round artillery tower built in the 15th century that now serves as a museum and photo gallery for tourists.
Tallinn typically experiences comfortably warm summers and harsh winters with temperatures that plummet well below freezing. Situated on the Baltic Sea, the city is subjected to sea breezes and humidity, and its northern latitude means long summer daylight hours (the longest summer day stretches to 19 hours) and dark winters when daylight lasts sometimes only six hours. Booking flights to Tallinn during the months of April through October ensures a visit that’ll coincide with Estonia’s high season – springtime brings a few rainy days, but the summer sun is out in May and stays out through the end of September.
Whether you’re in town to enjoy the summer days that can last up to 19 hours or taking in the charming snowscapes that envelope the city at Christmastime, there’s no wrong time to book a flight to Tallinn.
Late spring through summer is the high season, when the sun is out and the breezes of the Baltic Sea keep the Estonian capital cool. The winter holidays, though chilly, are another popular time to book flights to Tallinn for its many festivals that take place throughout the month of December.
Due to its frigid winters, cheap flights to Tallinn tend to be plentiful between the months of December and March when visitors shy away from the snow-covered city.
When your Tallinn flight lands, you have several options to get to the city’s center. Tallinn’s bus, tram, trolley and train lines run from 6am to 11pm between the city center and the outer city limits. Save yourself some money and you buy your ticket from a newsstand before boarding. Fares are more expensive when you buy tickets from the driver.