29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
11
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Belgrade, Serbia

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night
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally take a stroll through Skadarlija.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade day trip site .

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major airport is Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. In July, daytime highs in Belgrade are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours

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nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sofia road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: walk around Herăstrău Park, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Fun & Games Parks
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Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and finally learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chisinau trip tool .

Getting from Bucharest to Chisinau by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park
Stephen the Great Monument ©
Stephen the Great Monument

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nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, explore the galleries of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kiev vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chisinau to Kiev takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

1
night
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. On the 24th (Sat), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chernobyl day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kiev to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

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night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then head outdoors with Trinity Hill, and finally examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini. Keep things going the next day: walk around Victory Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then stroll around Chelyuskinites Park, then get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, and finally find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Minsk online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Chernobyl to Minsk with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chernobyl in July, you will find days in Minsk are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

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night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vilnius road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

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nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 28th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga). On the next day, get outside with Jurmala Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Riga day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, stroll around Kadriorg Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw visit planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Warsaw by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Walking tours

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Michalska Brana, enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, then have some family-friendly fun at Mackafe (cat cafe), and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava travel route planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Bratislava in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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