The climate of the Baltic States is greatly influenced by the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland and it is very seasonal. The average summer temperature is fairly mild, varying between 16 and 20 degrees Celcius, but can reach up to 30 degrees Celcius. Summer in the Baltics tends to be very light, with up to 19 hours of daylight known locally as the “white nights”. Spring and autumn see frequent light rain so bring an umbrella and a waterproof jacket. In winter, the rain turns to snow, and the temperature drops below zero, so wrap up warm. But we are very happy to have such variety as every season in Baltics has its advantages.
… offer possibilities of cross country skiing, because in the hilly landscape in Southern Estonia you can find snow even in these years when the snow situation is very poor everywhere. Hotels surprise you with low season price offers and there are plenty of interesting cultural events and festivals worth visiting. Old Medieval Baltic capitals are then perfect city break destinations. And let´s not forget the Christmas markets in Old Towns of each Baltic capital, which have become known as a perfect fairytale destination worth visiting on its’ own. And if the cold weather makes spending time outside unattractive, you may have a refreshing retreat in many of Baltic high quality Wellness Spas.
… are almost the best time to visit Baltics – it is wonderful to watch how the nature is coming to life. In Lithuania spring comes about two weeks earlier than in Estonia. Storks return to their nests and with them the spring spreads all over the Baltics. Days become long and sunny. Usually May and the first part of June are the sunniest time of the year. Late spring is the best time if you wish to see Baltics’ nature in full beauty without meeting too many tourists – there are flowers blooming and this light green colour of spring is something much different from the one of summer. Local people come out to play, fill the parks, seaside and the many café terraces all over the region with the sound of happy chats, laughter and clinking glasses to celebrate another win over the cold and darkness.
… in the Baltics are mostly mild with the average temperature of +15 until +25 C. June and August are chillier while July may quite often surprise with +30 C. Summers are rarely too hot or dry. The sea water comes warm not earlier than in July, but still there are some shallow and protected bays (Pärnu) allowing swimming already in June. There are also some beautiful lakes allowing you to swim already even in May. The forests are full of wild strawberries, and the cities open their doors and windows to guests.
July and August are the most popular holiday months for locals, who then escape to the countryside into the nature or in Estonia to one of our many islands. Almost the whole coast of the Baltic Sea is one sandy beach beginning from Haapsalu on the Northwest top of Estonia to the Curonian spit in Lithuania with several well known resorts as Pärnu, Jurmala and Palanga. It is worth mentioning that the length of days in summer in Estonia is significantly longer than in Lithuania.
… can surprise you with a very nice and warm September, gardens full of fruits and vegetables and forests full of mushrooms. October is the month when the nature becomes so rich in colours and the weather sunny and mild that it is almost compulsory to go hiking for example to one of many Estonian bogs. October and the beginning of November are perfect for migratory bird watching. It is a season of good movies, great jazz, theatre, exhibitions and art. Autumn also plates the best dishes – the seasonal menus of our greatest restaurants take advantage of the many local gifts of nature our land and forests offer during this time of the year.