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 45​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
8
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 1 day
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Volgograd, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Narva, Estonia
— 1 night
13
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
14
Tampere, Finland
— 2 nights
15
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
16
Savonlinna, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
17
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip builder app .

Boston, USA to Riga is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May in Riga, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Lighthouse Rinderort and then don't miss a visit to Kurshskaya Kosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Amber Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kaliningrad tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Kaliningrad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Old Lighthouse Rinderort
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then steep yourself in history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On your second day here, examine the collection at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warsaw road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, and then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Krakow online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Krakow sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, then contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kiev trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Kiev takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Kiev is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Kiev are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

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 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Minsk day trip website .

Getting from Kiev to Minsk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kiev in May since evenings lows in Minsk dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius travel planner.

You can drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol and then take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sevastopol trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vilnius to Sevastopol in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. Get some cultural insight at Armoury Chamber and Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moscow holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Sevastopol to Moscow in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sevastopol to Moscow. May in Moscow sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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1
night
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), pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture and then take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Volgograd trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Moscow to Volgograd by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Moscow in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Volgograd, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peter and Paul Fortress and Sobor Petra I Pavla. Get some cultural insight at Peterhof Grand Palace and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Faberge Museum, stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, take an in-depth tour of The Pushkin Apartment Museum, and stroll the grounds of Komarovo Cemetery.

You can plan St. Petersburg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to St. Petersburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Volgograd in May: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Narva.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Vaivara Sinimagede Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kulturzentrum Sillamae, then explore the historical opulence of Narva Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Narva trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Narva takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Narva, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tallinn.

Things to do in Narva

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kulturzentrum Sillamae, Vaivara Sinimagede Museum
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Narva Castle ©
Narva Castle
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral ©
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral

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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.
Visit Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, and see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Narva to Tallinn by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Palander House, and finally explore the galleries of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, examine the collection at Veturimuseo, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday tool .

Getting from Tallinn to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, Veturimuseo
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Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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Savonlinna, Finland

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the history at Salpa Line.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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