59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
11
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
12
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Chernobyl, Ukraine
— Few hours
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Camera Work, thenshop like a local with Koenig Galerie, and finally explore the world behind art at Sammlung Hoffman.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Camera Work ©
Camera Work
Sammlung Hoffman ©
Sammlung Hoffman

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Gallery of Steel Figures. Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha, take in the exciting artwork at Artsen - Fine Arts Gallery, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Brno.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle, see the interesting displays at Brno Technical Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Villa Tugendhat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. John, get great views at Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, admire the masterpieces at Diocesan Museum Brno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Monastery and Vault, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brno trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Brno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brno are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites Museums
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Spilberk Castle ©
Spilberk Castle
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
St. James' Church ©
St. James' Church

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and The Hofburg will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Maria Am Gestade are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the world behind art at Albertina, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and contemplate the long history of Karlskirche.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder site.

You can drive from Brno to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, explore the world behind art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), thenwander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bratislava using our trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bratislava, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally view the masterpieces at Open Art Studio Gallery : urban sketcher center : Painter of Budapest. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Vaci Street, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally make a trip to Andrassy Avenue.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip builder site.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija Hest and Slovenian Ethnographic Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jakopic Gallery and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Galerija Fotografija, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Ravnikar Gallery Space, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market.

To plan Ljubljana vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Museum of Contemporary History ©
National Museum of Contemporary History
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, shop like a local with Dolac Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, look for gifts at Kavalir Shop, thenbrowse the exhibits of Image of War - Photography Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Moderna Galerija. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally explore the galleries of Klovicevi Dvori Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Zagreb sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Image of War - Photography Museum ©
Image of War - Photography Museum
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, get a taste of the local shopping with NBgoldline, browse the fresh offerings at Pijaca Markale, see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bascarsija Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, take an in-depth tour of Galerija 11/07/95, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Sevdah Art House, and finally browse the different shops at Sarajevo City Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip tool.

Getting from Zagreb to Sarajevo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Let the collections at FAB Living by Una and Nikola Tesla Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Knez Mihailova or Art for All. When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Oplenac in Topola, approximately Topola away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, see the interesting displays at National Museum Belgrade, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, and explore the world behind art at House of Jevrem Grujic/ Dom Jevrema Grujica.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belgrade day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oplenac
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Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Ostrog Monastery and Dajbabe Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Historical, Art, and Archaeology Museum at Vladin Dom and National Museum of Montenegro capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Cetinje (King Nicholas Museum & Cetinje Monastery). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

Plan my day in Podgorica using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Belgrade to Podgorica in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cetinje, Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery
Ostrog Monastery
Dajbabe Monastery ©
Dajbabe Monastery

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, thenlearn about all things military at BunkArt 2, thendon't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Tirana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Tirana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania ©
Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Do your shopping at Old Bazaar, Skopje and Acanthus Gallery. Visit Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Macedonia Square for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, make a trip to Skopje Art Bridge, snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Kale.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Skopje planning app.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Skopje takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Head to Vitosha Boulevard and Chilli Hillsfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rila Monastery and Church St. George Rotunda. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Socialist Art, see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Skopje in June: highs in Sofia hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Urban Collectors and Stavropoleos Monastery. Head to Muzeul Micul Paris and Rotenberg-Uzunovfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Shopping Tours
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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman)
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Museum of History of the Jewish Community ©
Museum of History of the Jewish Community

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): do a tasting at Cricova Winery, stop by Bucuria, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, thensteep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, and finally walk around Stefan cel Mare Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Piata Centrala, get a taste of the local shopping with Andrei Mudrea - Modern Art, thenstroll around Dendrarium Park, thenget engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and finally make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chisinau attractions planning tool.

Getting from Bucharest to Chisinau by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
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Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park
Stephen the Great Monument ©
Stephen the Great Monument

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Andrew's Church and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chernobyl trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Chernobyl are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallery Dom Kartin and Museum Strana Mini. Head to Expobel Shopping Center and Zamok Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to Mir (Holy Trinity Church, Mir Castle, &more). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Khatyn Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, pick up some local products at Minskiy Komarovskiy Market, and brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Minsk holiday maker site.

Explore your travel options from Chernobyl to Minsk with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mir, Khatyn Memorial
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Yeliseyevskiy or GUM. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and State Tretyakov Gallery. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moscow day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Moscow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt and then examine the collection at Faberge Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip app.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Palace Square
Palace Square

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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.
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary app.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Okra ©
Okra

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy
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Tallinn Old Town
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Riga are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

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Old City Riga (Vecriga)
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
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St. Peter's Church

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Vilnius, Lithuania

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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 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

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Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Warsaw tour planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Warsaw by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Nowy Swiat
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Old Town

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