Destination guide

Bound for adventure in the Baltic Sea and bordering towns

Nestled in northern Europe, the Baltic Sea borders such countries as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, and Russia. The deep waters stretch about 990 miles in length and around 120 miles wide. Offering approximately 5,000 miles of coastline, the Baltic Sea provides travelers with a host of adventures at sea, plus pockets of pristine nature. Book a Baltic Sea vacation rental and you'll find yourself in a major coastal metropolis with renowned cultural attractions or near sleepy beach towns with quaint cafes and shops. No matter your interests, you'll always find something to do in this fascinating region of the world.

Things to do

Painting a pretty picture: exploring great museums

A Baltic Sea vacation rental places you near a host of big cities with thriving cultural landscapes. Make time to visit St. Petersburg, Russia, whose world-famous State Hermitage Museum features more than 2.7 million works of art, and Stockholm, Sweden, where the Vasa Museum highlights the famed 17th-century ship. Looking to lose yourself in nature? Slowinski National Park is on Poland's Baltic coastline and features sand dunes ripe for hiking. Kids will love Stralsund, Germany's Ozeaneum, a massive aquarium with displays on regional sea life, and Hansa-Park, a seasonal amusement park in Sierksdorf, Germany, with major roller coasters.

Activities

From beaches to Bach, finding fun along the Baltic Sea

Many resort towns along the Baltic Sea offer sandy beaches for picnicking, sunbathing, and beach volleyball. Sopot, Poland, is home to Europe's longest wooden pier, a popular spot for walking and fishing, and with excellent conditions for windsurfing and sailing. You'll also find numerous hiking and biking trails along the sea's coast. If you book a Baltic Sea vacation rental in November, you can enjoy the Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki's revered international theater festival, while August brings the Baltic Sea Festival, a week-long event that celebrates classical music.

Weather

Winter is coming… and you better bundle up

The Baltic Sea gets so cold during even the mildest winters, that large portions—primarily the northern and coastal regions—typically freeze from November through March. Winters are long, biting, and feature a lot of snow with a mean temperature of about 14 degrees. Summers on the other hand are short and warm, with highs frequently reaching about 63 degrees over the southern region. Sea breezes help keep coastal cities cool in the summer. Rainfall varies across the sea and its coast but annual averages typically total between 20 to 24 inches.

Natural features

Give it to me strait—a watery wonderland at sea

The Baltic Sea adds to its watery landscape with the appearance of numerous gulfs, bays, straits, lakes, and rivers flowing into the sea. Canals also connect the Baltic to the nearby White and North Seas. You'll spot numerous islands throughout the waters, while sandy shores, rocky outcrops, and enormous chalk cliffs in Germany's Jasmund National Park dot the coastline. The waters are teeming with seals, which use the winter ice cover as a breeding site. Under the sea you'll find a variety of fresh and saltwater fish, including cod, herring, flounder, pike, and whitefish.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Baltic Sea

Fly into Kardla (KDL), the closest airport, located 38.3 mi (61.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Tallinn (TLL-Lennart Meri), which is 52.1 mi (83.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Paldiski Station or Tallinn Baltic Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Baltic Sea?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 48,784 vacation rentals near Baltic Sea. From 12,094 Houses to 593 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Baltic Sea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Baltic Sea?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Baltic Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Copenhagen: 709 vacation rentals
  • Germany: 99,378 vacation rentals
  • Stockholm: 278 vacation rentals
  • Norway: 2,598 vacation rentals
  • Oslo: 91 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Baltic Sea! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Baltic Sea?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Baltic Sea:

  • Copenhagen: 709 rentals
  • Stockholm: 278 rentals
  • Oslo: 91 rentals
  • HH: 635 rentals
  • Saint Petersburg: 474 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Baltic Sea?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Baltic Sea are:

  • Kastrup Airport (CPH): 708 vacation rentals
  • Tallinn Airport (TLL): 80 vacation rentals
  • Arlanda Airport (ARN): 65 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Baltic Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Baltic Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa Mathilda: 40 rentals
  • Linda Hill: 82 rentals
  • Kobenhavns Golf Club: 747 rentals
  • Jurmala Beach: 216 rentals
  • Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art: 97 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Baltic Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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