Tallinn, Estonian's capital, is situated about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Karula.
When it comes to getting the best out of your time here, it's good to keep in mind that Karula is just the tip of the iceberg; Estonia has been blessed with a treasure-trove of natural sights, cities and towns. Otepaa, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Voru is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
Around 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the north of Karula is Tartu, a regional center and the home of Tartu Cathedral (Toomkirk), Estonian National Museum and University of Tartu. St. John's Church (Jaani Kirik), Tamme Stadium and Tartu Town Hall are just a sample of the other attractions in Tartu that should be on every traveler's list.
This region is known for its fine castles; these are wonderful portals into the area's rich history.
This area is a good destination to get out and enjoy the invigorating embrace of winter. When the mercury drops, grab your mittens and scarf and spend the day snow shoeing and cross-country skiing.
When it's time to say farewell to Karula, head to the nearest major airport located in Riga, 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southwest.