A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Tallinn vs. Interlaken for Families, Couples, Backpackers, and Food

Should you visit Tallinn or Interlaken?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Tallinn or Interlaken, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Tallinn

Tallinn is a charming, quaint, and whimsical city. It's considered by many to be an absolutely beautiful destination, too. It also has that perfectly quaint feel that is like no other place. Other reasons to visit include food, shopping, and museums.

Interlaken

Interlaken is a world-class, stunning, and adventurous town. It's considered by many to be an absolutely beautiful destination, too. This destination also has one of those special and quaint feelings. Visitors also love the food, hiking, and skiing.

Tallinn and Interlaken: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Very walkable
  • Impressive beauty
  • Quaint atmosphere
Cons
  • Less family-friendly
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Impressive beauty
Cons
  • Less popular with backpackers
  • Less walkable


How is Tallinn different from Interlaken?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Interlaken and Tallinn. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Tallinn or Interlaken Better for Food?

Tallinn
Interlaken

Both Tallinn and Interlaken offer a number of unique restaurants to choose from.

Tallinn has a delicious restaurant scene that relies on local flavors. Food is affordable and hearty. Many dishes incorporate rye bread, pork, smoked fish, potatoes, or dairy products. You'll also find a lot of variation in dishes between seasons.

Dining out in Interlaken is an experience not to be missed. Restaurants in the area serve local classics like fondue, local meats, cheeses, and chocolate. You can finish your meal off with strudel or head to a local bakery and try their samplings. Meals are expensive but the quality is good. You should also out into the countryside and enjoy a meal looking out over the mountains.


Is Tallinn or Interlaken Better for Families?

Tallinn
Interlaken

Families will find a wider variety of activities in Interlaken than Tallinn.

Interlaken is an amazing family-friendly town to visit. While the city is beautiful, it's really the surrounding areas that you and your family will enjoy. There are amazing hikes, stunning views, playgrounds, lakes, and more. There's also an impressive ropes course that adventurous kids will love, funiculars, gondolas, and so many water sports!

You'll find plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Tallinn. Your kids will feel like they stepped into a fairytale in this beautiful city. It has countless museums including an open air museum and a zoo. There's also nearby Pirita Beach, where you and your kids can enjoy ice cream in a seaside setting.

Is Tallinn or Interlaken Better for Couples?

Tallinn
Interlaken

Tallinn and Interlaken are both fun to visit as a couple.

Tallinn makes for a fun place to visit for a couple. Filled with gardens, romantic walks, and impressive views, this city makes for a great couple's getaway. Base yourself in the city's beautiful old town and dine in one of the many local restaurants. There are also nice hotels around town that are great for couples.

Interlaken is a great city for couples, as it has plenty to offer. The mountaintop views, breathtaking hikes, and beautiful lakes make this a top destination for couples. Make sure you head out of town and fully immerse yourself in everything that the area has to offer. Kayaking, canoeing, paragliding, and more will make this a trip of a lifetime.

Is Tallinn or Interlaken Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Tallinn
Interlaken

Tallinn is a more popular city for backpackers.

With so many budget-friendly offerings, Tallinn is extremely popular for backpackers. The city is both affordable and unique, which is perfect for travelers on a budget. There are plenty of hostels around town as well as casual places to grab a cheap bite to eat.

Interlaken is popular with backpackers and budget travelers. It's a world class destination with so many activities that backpackers will love, but it's also one of the most expensive areas in one of the most expensive countries. There are hostels in town as well as a few in the nearby towns and countryside, but prices are steep. Cook when you can and enjoy all of the free activities that the area has to offer.

Is Tallinn or Interlaken Better for Public Transit?

Tallinn
Interlaken

Visitors will find public transit in both Tallinn and Interlaken.

Tallinn has some very good public transit options. There are buses trolleys and trams around town.

The public transit in Interlaken can get you to most places easily. Buses travel around town, but to get into the mountains there are trains, cog railways, funiculars, and gondolas.


Is Tallinn or Interlaken a more walkable city?

Tallinn
Interlaken

Tallinn is considered more walkable than Interlaken.

It's very easy to get around on foot in Tallinn. The city is compact and easily explored on foot, particularly in the most touristy areas.

Interlaken is a somewhat walkable city. The old town is relatively walkable.

Should I spend more time in Interlaken or Tallinn?

How long in Tallinn or Interlaken?

In either Tallinn or Interlaken, you'll find plenty of activities to fill your time. Most visitors tend to spend more time in Interlaken than Tallinn because of the overall number of sights and activities.

The ideal length of time for a trip to Tallinn is 2-4 days, and the ideal length of time for a trip to Interlaken is 2-5 days.


  • How many days in Tallinn or Interlaken? Ideal Length of Stay
    Tallinn 2-4 
    Interlaken 2-5

One day in Tallinn or Interlaken?

With museums and nightlife around the quaint city of Tallinn, there's plenty to do. Anyone can find something fun to do here. Make sure you visit the old town while you're here. But since there are so many activities, you'll likely want to spend more than one day exploring.

In Interlaken, you'll find skiing and food. Many travelers plan to spend time hiking while in the area. One reason most visitors come is for the hiking. This town offers something for everyone. One day is usually not enough time for a trip here as there is plenty to do.

A weekend in Tallinn or Interlaken?

With nightlife and food around the destination of Tallinn, there's plenty to do. Most visitors spend time around the old town while in the area. It offers something for everyone. Many people spend a weekend here. In a weekend, you should have a good grasp of this city.

In Interlaken, you'll find food and skiing. The length of your trip often depends on your style of travel. A weekend here is typical. Hiking can easily take up a good amount of your time here, too. One reason most visitors come is for the hiking. A weekend is a great amount of time to relax and see the many things that Interlaken has to offer.

Five days in Tallinn or Interlaken?

Tallinn, a popular city, is full of activities for travelers. Visiting the old town is also a must. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything. Your budget might influence how long you stay.

Interlaken is a great place to explore. It is common to spend five days here. Hikers are also drawn to this area. Five days is a great amount of time to relax and see the many things that Interlaken has to offer. Anyone can find something fun to do here.


A week in Tallinn or Interlaken?

Tallinn is a popular place that is full of things to see and experience. One week is plenty of time to see everything, even with extra days to spare. It has many unique tourist attractions and fascinating things to do.

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Interlaken. Many people enjoy the food and skiing when visiting Interlaken. One reason most visitors come is for the hiking. Many visitors also spend a good bit of time hiking. One week may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing.

Which city is cheaper, Interlaken or Tallinn?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Tallinn is €74, while the average daily cost in Interlaken is €171. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Tallinn and Interlaken in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tallinn 40
    Interlaken 98
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tallinn 80
    Interlaken 196
Compare Hotels in Tallinn and Interlaken

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Hotels in Tallinn


Hotels in Interlaken


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Tallinn Hotel Prices and Interlaken Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tallinn 9.68
    Interlaken 9.61
Typical Local Transportation prices in Tallinn

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Tallinn:


  • Tram Around Town for Two
    1.66

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tallinn

Also for Tallinn, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Ultra - Tallinn Private Transfer from Tallinn Cruise Port to City Centre: $8.71
  • Ultra - Tallinn Private Transfer from City Centre to Tallinn Cruise Port: $8.71
  • Tallinn to Riga transfer with Sightseeing: $335
  • Tallinn Walking Tour with Free Time and Port Transfers: $51
  • Tallinn TLL Airport Luxury Van Private Departure Transfer: $35
  • Tallinn TLL Airport Luxury Van Private Arrival Transfer: $35
  • Tallinn TLL Airport Luxury Car Private Departure Transfer: $60
  • Tallinn TLL Airport Luxury Car Private Arrival Transfer: $60
  • Tallinn Return Airport Transfers: $70
  • Tallinn Party Bus Airport Transfer: $93
  • Tallinn Party Bus Airport Transfer: $87
  • Tallinn Limo Airport Transfer: $100

Typical Local Transportation prices in Interlaken

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Interlaken are as follows:


  • Cable Cars (for 2)
    61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Interlaken

Also for Interlaken, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer from Interlaken to Zurich Airport: $485
  • Private Transfer from interlaken City to Lucerne City: $174
  • Private Transfer from Interlaken to Geneva Airport: $670
  • From Lausanne: Transfer to Interlaken Village: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into Tallinn or Interlaken?

Prices for flights to both Interlaken and Tallinn change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Tallinn 25
    Interlaken 47
Typical Food prices in Tallinn

For Tallinn, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    7.68
  • Dessert
    1.15

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tallinn

For Tallinn, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Estonian food tour in Tallinn: $12
  • Tallinn Sunset Dinner Cruise: $73
  • Tallinn Beer House Dinner: $75
  • Tallinn Russian Dinner: $96
  • Tallinn 3-Hour Estonian Food Tour: $106
  • Tallinn Food Tour with Round-trip Transfer Port-City: $131
  • Tallinn Segway and Food Tour: $156
  • Vegan Food Tours Tallinn: $242

Typical Food prices in Interlaken

For Interlaken, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Tea at Interlaken
    30

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tallinn 4.50
    Interlaken 77

Tours and Activities in Tallinn

For Tallinn, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 1 day guided tour to Helsinki from Tallinn by VIP car: $535
  • 1-Hour Good Morning Tallinn Running Tour: $19
  • 2 Hour Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour: $162
  • 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Tallinn: $45
  • 2-hour private tour of Tallinn with transport: $254
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Tallinn: $254
  • 5h Tallinn Old Town, Kadriorg Pirita Small Group Tour: $75
  • 7 Days Small Group Tour: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus & Ukraine: $3,190
  • 8-Day Tour Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius: $995
  • Admire Tallinn's highlights Walking & Driving Private Tour: $291
  • Aegna Half-Day Guided Tour: Stone Maze and Valley of Boulders: $31
  • Best of Tallinn 2-Hour Bike Tour: $28

Tours and Activities in Interlaken

For Interlaken, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Aare River Gorge Walk Private Tour from Interlaken: $238
  • Aare River Gorge Walk Small-Group Tour from Interlaken: $106
  • Aare River Gorge Walk plus Lake Brienz Cruise - Private Tour from Interlaken: $238
  • Best of Bernese Oberland Tour from Interlaken: $689
  • Blue Lake & Ă–schinen lake - Private day tour from Interlaken: $750
  • Blue Lake and Winter wonderland - Private day tour from Interlaken: $1,328
  • GAILY TOUR in INTERLAKEN - Gay & Lesbian Tour: $187
  • High Ropes Adventure Park Admission in Interlaken: $46
  • Interlaken City Tour plus Harder Mountain (Top of Interlaken) Private Tour: $247
  • Interlaken Private Tour: Mountains Cows, Thun Lake, and Brienz Lake: $421
  • Interlaken Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide: $415
  • 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour: $321

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tallinn 12
    Interlaken 13

Sample the Local Flavors in Tallinn

Also in Tallinn, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl: $33
  • Nudist Winery Wine Tasting and Winery tour in Tallinn: $44
  • Tallinn Brewery Fiesta: $77
  • Tallinn Guided Bar Crawl: $77
  • Tallinn Bar Crawl: $85
  • Tallinn Beer House Brewery Fiesta: $90
  • City tour Craft Brewery visit and tasting of craft beers ciders and cheeses: $90


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tallinn and Interlaken, we can see that Interlaken is more expensive. And not only is Tallinn much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Tallinn would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tallinn and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Interlaken would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Interlaken than you might in Tallinn.


When is the best time to visit Tallinn or Interlaken?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Tallinn or Interlaken in the Summer?

Both Interlaken and Tallinn are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Tallinn for the family-friendly experiences during these months. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Interlaken because of the hiking and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Tallinn is generally cooler than Interlaken. Temperatures in Tallinn average around 17°C (62°F), and Interlaken stays around 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Interlaken. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Tallinn. Tallinn usually receives more sunshine than Interlaken during summer. Tallinn gets 279 hours of sunny skies, while Interlaken receives 241 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Tallinn usually receives less rain than Interlaken. Tallinn gets 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Interlaken receives 89 mm (3.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tallinn 17°C (62°F) 
    Interlaken 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Tallinn or Interlaken in the Autumn?

Both Interlaken and Tallinn during the autumn are popular places to visit. The autumn months attract visitors to Tallinn because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area. Furthermore, the hiking trails and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Interlaken this time of year.

Tallinn is much colder than Interlaken in the autumn. The temperature in Tallinn is usually 7°C (44°F) in October, and Interlaken stays around 13°C (56°F).

In the autumn, Tallinn often gets less sunshine than Interlaken. Tallinn gets 92 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Interlaken receives 120 hours of full sun.

Tallinn usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Interlaken. Tallinn gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Interlaken receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tallinn 7°C (44°F) 
    Interlaken 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Tallinn or Interlaken in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Tallinn and Interlaken. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Tallinn this time of year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Interlaken for the skiing and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Interlaken. It's quite cold in Tallinn in the winter. In the winter, Tallinn is much colder than Interlaken. Typically, the winter temperatures in Tallinn in January are around -5°C (22°F), and Interlaken is about 3°C (37°F).

Tallinn usually receives less sunshine than Interlaken during winter. Tallinn gets 25 hours of sunny skies, while Interlaken receives 55 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Tallinn usually receives less rain than Interlaken. Tallinn gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Interlaken receives 77 mm (3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Tallinn -5°C (22°F) 
    Interlaken 3°C (37°F)

Should I visit Tallinn or Interlaken in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Tallinn as well as Interlaken. Many travelers come to Tallinn for the natural beauty. Additionally, many visitors come to Interlaken in the spring for the natural beauty.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Tallinn. In April, Tallinn is generally much colder than Interlaken. Temperatures in Tallinn average around 4°C (39°F), and Interlaken stays around 12°C (53°F).

In the spring, Tallinn often gets more sunshine than Interlaken. Tallinn gets 186 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Interlaken receives 150 hours of full sun.

Tallinn usually gets less rain in April than Interlaken. Tallinn gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Interlaken receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tallinn 4°C (39°F) 
    Interlaken 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Interlaken and Tallinn

Tallinn Interlaken
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 3°C (37°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Feb -6°C (22°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 5°C (40°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Mar -2°C (29°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 4°C (39°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 12°C (53°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
May 10°C (50°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Jun 15°C (58°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Jul 17°C (62°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Aug 16°C (60°F) 84 mm (3.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Sep 11°C (52°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 7°C (44°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 13°C (56°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 1°C (34°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 7°C (45°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Dec -3°C (27°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 4°C (39°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)


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