Tallinn, Estonia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Tallinn, Estonia? If you're planning to go to Tallinn, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Tallinn, Estonia

Based on the climate and weather in Tallinn, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Tallinn, Estonia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tallinn, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Tallinn, Estonia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Tallinn.

If you are intending to go to the lovely Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Tallinn Botanical Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see Museum of Occupations, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Holy Birgitta Monastery, take the following:

Castle hopping? For Toompea Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Tallinn.

What to wear/what to pack for Tallinn, Estonia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

In January, Tallinn is very cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Tallinn, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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February

February in Tallinn can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

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March

If you are traveling to Tallinn in March, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Tallinn is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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May

May can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

June in Tallinn is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you visit Tallinn during July, you might notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you go to Tallinn in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you go to Tallinn in September, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

If you vacation in Tallinn during October, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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November

In November, Tallinn is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Tallinn, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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December

December in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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