12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights

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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 11th (Thu): stroll around Dendrarium Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, then stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, and finally admire the striking features of Triumphal Arch.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chisinau road trip planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Chisinau is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Chisinau is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park
Stephen the Great Monument ©
Stephen the Great Monument
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch

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Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, examine the collection at Catacomb of Kantakuzena, have some family-friendly fun at CUBE - Virtual Reality Club, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, and finally make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Odessa day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Chisinau to Odessa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Odessa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church. On your second day here, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and finally get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then appreciate the history behind Archangel Mikhail, and finally browse the collection at National Library of Belarus.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Minsk

Highlights from your plan
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Island of Tears ©
Island of Tears

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, then stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), then stop by Dzenis Amber, and finally make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Riga travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Minsk to Riga takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Riga. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally look for gifts at Oma Asi Design Store. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally walk around Kadriorg Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip planner.

You can take a bus from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tallinn, with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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