39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 9 nights

5
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Ostafyevo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

5
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minsk: Mound of Glory (in Slabada), Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk) and Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, make a trip to Minsk City Hall, and stroll around Victory Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Minsk road trip website.

You can fly from Moscow to Minsk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Minsk sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Mir Castle, Mound of Glory, Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, Dudutki Museum Complex
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Gorky Central Park ©
Gorky Central Park

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Istanbul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Istanbul is a bit warmer than Minsk - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

13
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Statue in Memory of Charles Frohman (in Marlow) and Bourton-on-the-Water (St Lawrence's Church, The Dragonfly Maze, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London online trip builder.

Getting from Istanbul to London by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to London is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and colder nights in London, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Stonehenge, Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, The River Avon Trail
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

9
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Varenna (Sentiero del Viandante, Villa Monastero, &more), Bellagio (Kayaking & Canoeing, La Punta Spartivento, &more) and Verona (Giardino Giusti, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milan online vacation planner.

Fly from London to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Milan at 28°C and lows at 16°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzina, Como
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 23:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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