31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Volgograd, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

2
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Anne's Church and Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gediminas Castle Tower will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, go all around town with City Tours, contemplate the long history of Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius holiday tool .

Boston, USA to Vilnius is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Vilnius is 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) ©

1
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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Minsk online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Minsk is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Minsk are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kiev holiday planner .

You can fly from Minsk to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kiev. In May in Kiev, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums
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4
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery and Well Tik-Kuyu. Venture out of the city with trips to Massandra (Massandra Winery & Massandra Palace), Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery (in Khodzha Sala) and A.S. Pushkin Museum (in Hurzuf). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, examine the collection at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. George, and identify plant and animal life at Cape Fiolent.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sevastopol online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kiev to Sevastopol takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bakhchisaray, Massandra, A.S. Pushkin Museum, Museum of Mikhail Pugovkin, Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery
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3
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve and Kolomna Kremlin. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krutitskoe Podvorye, examine the collection at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Sevastopol to Moscow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sevastopol to Moscow due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kolomna Kremlin
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Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve ©
Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square

2
nights
Volgograd, Russia

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, then pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and then appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Prince Vladimir, then don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and then steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Volgograd online road trip planner .

You can fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in May: highs in Volgograd hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peterhof State Museum Preserve and Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, examine the collection at The Bath Block, and get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg vacation planner .

Fly from Volgograd to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd in May, things will get slightly colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore and learn at Kansallisgalleria and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Helsinki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Olaf’s Church and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. Get some historical perspective at Kumu Art Museum and Tallinn Town Wall. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In May in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn Town Wall ©
Tallinn Town Wall

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rundāle Palace and Cesis Medieval Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Riga Cathedral and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, head outdoors with Jurmala Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Riga online attractions planner .

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Riga, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rundāle Palace, Jurmala Beach, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
KGB Building ©
KGB Building

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