17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Varna, Bulgaria
— 1 night
2
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
3
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
4
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
5
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
6
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
7
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
8
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night

1
night
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, cool off at Aquapark Aquamania, examine the collection at Butterfly House Varna, take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption of Holy Virgin Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Varna visit planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Varna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Varna due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in August since evenings lows in Varna dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aquapark Aquamania, Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly House Varna ©
Butterfly House Varna
''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park
Aquapark Aquamania ©
Aquapark Aquamania

2
nights
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a splash at Action Aquapark, head outdoors with Karting Sunny Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Christ Pantocrator. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sunny Beach Luna Park, thendo a tasting at Winery Messembria, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sunny Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Varna to Sunny Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Sunny Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nessebar
Highlights from your plan
Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Winery Messembria ©
Winery Messembria
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Cismigiu Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest planner.

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bucharest when traveling from Sunny Beach in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Walking tours

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), don't miss a visit to Bastionul Graft, thenstep into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, thenexplore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at La Prapastii Zarnesti. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman, thenexplore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, and then do a tasting at Pensiunea Rhein.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Brasov trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Brasov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chisinau.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles Castle, Pensiunea Rhein, Crucea Caraiman
Highlights from your plan
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): do a tasting at Cricova Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Divine Providence, thenwalk around Dendrarium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, admire the striking features of Triumphal Arch, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, thenget engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Skateboarders.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Brasov to Chisinau in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
Highlights from your plan
Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery

2
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
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 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, thendon't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, thenappreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and finally go deep underground at Catacombs of Odessa. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around City Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, thendon't miss a visit to Monument to L. Utesov, thendon't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally make a trip to Passage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa travel route planner.

You can drive from Chisinau to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Odessa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) online visit planner.

Fly from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Odessa in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Kyiv (Kiev). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

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night
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, thenwander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv itinerary website.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August since evenings lows in Lviv dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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