A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Tallinn vs. Minsk for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tallinn or Minsk?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Tallinn or Minsk, 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.

Where Should I go: Tallinn or Minsk?


Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. It has a population of more than 430,000 people and is a charming, yet cosmopolitan place to visit. The Old Town is at the center of the city's tourism, and the beauty and architecture is very impressive. The city's close proximity to Helsinki makes it a popular day trip from Finland, but cheap plane flights have also encouraged visitors from around Europe to spend several days in this city. In particular, summer months can become quite crowded.


Minsk is the capital city of Belarus, centrally located. Situated on the Svislac and Niamiha rivers, it is also capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and was the capital of the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919-1991. It is a modern city dominated by monumental Stalinist architecture with many of its museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Tallinn, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Estonia.

Which place is cheaper, Minsk or Tallinn?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tallinn is €95, while the average daily cost in Minsk is €59. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Tallinn and Minsk in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tallinn 47
    Minsk 29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tallinn 94
    Minsk 58
Compare Hotels in Tallinn and Minsk

Looking for a hotel in Tallinn or Minsk? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Tallinn

Hotels in Minsk

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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.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tallinn 12
    Minsk 11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Tallinn

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

  • Tram Around Town for Two

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tallinn

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

  • Tallinn hotels to Tallinn Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • Tallinn Cruise Port to Tallinn hotels - Arrival Private Transfer : $17
  • Private Transfer from Tallinn Airport(TLL) to Tallinn Cruise Port: $17
  • Private Transfer from Tallinn Cruise Port to Tallinn hotels : $17
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tallinn to Tallinn airport or port -business car: $28
  • Tallinn Cruise Port to Tallinn hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Talinn Airport and City Private Transfer: $44
  • Tallinn Highlights Shore Excursion With Port Return Transfer: $65
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Tallinn Airport or Port to Tallinn City by minibus: $93
  • Departure private transfer from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport or Port by Luxury Car: $94
  • Tallinn Party Bus Airport Transfer: $127
  • Tallinn to Riga Private Transfer via Saremaa island andParnu: $296

Is it cheaper to fly into Tallinn or Minsk?

Prices for flights to both Minsk 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 Meals for one day
    Tallinn 36
    Minsk 19
Typical Food Prices in Tallinn

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

  • Lunch for Two
  • Dessert

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tallinn

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

  • Tallinn Russian Dinner: $85
  • Tallinn Beer House Dinner: $98
  • Tallinn 3-Hour Estonian Food Tour: $129
  • Vegan Food Tours Tallinn: $216

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tallinn 5.63
    Minsk 18

Tours and Activities in Tallinn

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

  • Private Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour in Tallinn Old Town: $8.88
  • Tour to the Paljassaare Special Protection Area: $14
  • Discover Terrific Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Self-Guided Tour to Most Instagrammable Places in Tallinn: $16
  • Private Self Guided Tour in Tallinn: $17
  • 1-Hour Good Morning Tallinn Running Tour: $17
  • Skip the Line: Tallinn TV Tower Entrance Ticket: $19
  • City Sightseeing Tallinn Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $33
  • Guided Old Town Tallinn Historical Walking Tour: $33
  • Tallinn Bicycle Sightseeing Tour: $39
  • Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour: $42
  • Best of Tallinn Upper and Lower Town Tour for Cruise Passengers: $47

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tallinn 15
    Minsk 13

Sample the Local Flavors in Tallinn

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

  • Tallinn Brewery Fiesta: $73
  • Tallinn Guided Bar Crawl: $125

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tallinn and Minsk, we can see that Tallinn is more expensive. And not only is Minsk much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Minsk would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Minsk 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 Tallinn would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tallinn than you might in Minsk.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Tallinn Expensive? and Is Minsk Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Tallinn or Minsk?

Minsk has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Tallinn. When comparing the sizes of Tallinn and Minsk, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Tallinn or Minsk?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Tallinn or Minsk in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Tallinn as well as Minsk. The summer months attract visitors to Tallinn because of the family-friendly experiences.

Tallinn is cooler than Minsk in the summer. The daily temperature in Tallinn averages around 17°C (62°F) in July, and Minsk fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Minsk. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Tallinn this time of the year. In the summer, Tallinn often gets more sunshine than Minsk. Tallinn gets 279 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Minsk receives 258 hours of full sun.

Tallinn usually gets less rain in July than Minsk. Tallinn gets 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tallinn 17°C (62°F) 
    Minsk 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Tallinn or Minsk in the Autumn?

Both Minsk and Tallinn are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Tallinn this time of year.

In the autumn, Tallinn is cooler than Minsk. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Tallinn in October average around 7°C (44°F), and Minsk averages at about 8°C (47°F).

Tallinn usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Minsk during autumn. Tallinn gets 92 hours of sunny skies, while Minsk receives 99 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Tallinn usually receives more rain than Minsk. Tallinn gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tallinn 7°C (44°F) 
    Minsk 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Tallinn or Minsk in the Winter?

Both Minsk and Tallinn during the winter are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Tallinn for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Minsk can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Tallinn. In January, Tallinn is generally around the same temperature as Minsk. Daily temperatures in Tallinn average around -5°C (22°F), and Minsk fluctuates around -5°C (22°F).

In the winter, Tallinn often gets less sunshine than Minsk. Tallinn gets 25 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Minsk receives 46 hours of full sun.

Tallinn usually gets more rain in January than Minsk. Tallinn gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Tallinn -5°C (22°F) 
    Minsk -5°C (22°F)

Should I visit Tallinn or Minsk in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Tallinn and Minsk. Many visitors come to Tallinn in the spring for the natural beauty.

Tallinn can get quite cold in the spring. Tallinn is much colder than Minsk in the spring. The daily temperature in Tallinn averages around 4°C (39°F) in April, and Minsk fluctuates around 8°C (46°F).

Tallinn usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Minsk during spring. Tallinn gets 186 hours of sunny skies, while Minsk receives 176 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Tallinn usually receives less rain than Minsk. Tallinn gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tallinn 4°C (39°F) 
    Minsk 8°C (46°F)

Typical Weather for Minsk and Tallinn

Tallinn Minsk
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Feb -6°C (22°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Mar -2°C (29°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 4°C (39°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 10°C (50°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 15°C (58°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 17°C (62°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Aug 16°C (60°F) 84 mm (3.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 11°C (52°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 7°C (44°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Nov 1°C (34°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Dec -3°C (27°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)