31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Sevastopol, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Volgograd, Russia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights

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Riga, Latvia

Riga

Paris of the North

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 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, and then step into the grandiose world of Turaida Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip itinerary maker site.

Boston, USA to Riga is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Riga due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Riga Cathedral
4.2
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Turaida Castle
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Musee Art Nouveau
4.3

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Must see
Gate of Dawn
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St. Anne's Church
4.7

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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 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, take a stroll through Upper City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then make a trip to Victory Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, then appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and finally explore the world behind art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Minsk are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at State Aviation Museum and then admire the striking features of Mezhyhirya Residence Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) is minus 1 hour. In May in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), admire the masterpieces at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Warsaw day trip planning website.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Warsaw, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Warsaw are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Warsaw

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese and Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol. Change things up with these side-trips from Sevastopol: Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery (in Khodzha Sala) and Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery (in Bakhchisaray). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Fiolent.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sevastopol trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Sevastopol takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Sevastopol is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and Armoury Chamber. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Krutitskoe Podvorye, contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, and examine the collection at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond).

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moscow online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sevastopol to Moscow takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Moscow are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Kolomna Kremlin
4.8
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Red Square
4.7

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad and then steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Volgograd vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Volgograd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in May, you will find days in Volgograd are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve and Hall Turkish Bath will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, examine the collection at C-189 Submarine Museum, make a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla, and walk around Aleksandrovskiy park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Volgograd in May, expect St. Petersburg to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Olaf’s Church and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Visit Tallinn Town Wall and Rakvere Castle for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, and take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can drive from Tallinn to Turku in 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mannerheim Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
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World heritage site
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
4.4

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