Tallinn combines a medieval aesthetic with a cutting-edge mentality that results in a character that is entirely its own.
Begin your trip with a bird’s eye view over Tallinn’s medieval Old Town from the top of the town hall tower on Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats). With a little more exertion, you can get another great view of the Old Town and Toompea Hill from the walkway that runs along the city wall.
Set aside a few hours for the excellent KUMU (kunstimuuseum) in Tallinn’s Kadriorg district. The museum’s spectacular futuristic-looking building, made of limestone, glass and copper, is almost as awe-inspiring as the exhibits inside.
On your last day, venture a little further out of town with a visit to the Open Air Museum in the Rocca al Mare district or to the Botanical Gardens and TV Tower in Pirata. While in Pirata, if the weather co-operates, take some time to enjoy Pirita Beach and its surrounding cafes and restaurants.