17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kragujevac, Serbia
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Iasi, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Debrecen, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Kragujevac, Serbia

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sic Calvinist Reformed Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Zoology Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, and then take a stroll through Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca trip planner .

Kragujevac, Serbia to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kragujevac to Cluj-Napoca is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sic Calvinist Reformed Church, Muzeul de Istorie Turda
Highlights from your plan
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca ©
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca
Hazsongard Cemetery ©
Hazsongard Cemetery
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church

1
night
Iasi, Romania

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Mare din Iasi, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeul Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and then take a stroll through Iasi Historical Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iasi trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Iasi by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Iasi

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iasi Historical Town ©
Iasi Historical Town
Sinagoga Mare din Iasi ©
Sinagoga Mare din Iasi

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 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capriana Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Curchi Monastery, and then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take advantage of the amenities at Goa Territory and then do a tasting at Asconi Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Iasi to Chisinau takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Capriana Monastery, Curchi Monastery, Goa Territory, Cricova Winery, Asconi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery
Asconi Winery ©
Asconi Winery
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 4th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Catacombs of Odessa, then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, then kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Odessa online route planner .

Traveling by car from Chisinau to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Odessa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Museum-lovers will get to explore State Aviation Museum and Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Sophia Cathedral and Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra. Go for a jaunt from Kiev to Novi Petrivtsi to see Mezhyhirya Residence Museum about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Art Museum of Ukraine, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Pantheleimon Nunnery – Feofania, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Toilet History.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kiev takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Odessa in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kiev, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village
Highlights from your plan
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum ©
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staroyevryeiska Street and St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation and Svirzh Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Lviv: Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers (in Krekhiv) and Zhovkva (Wooden Church of St. Trinity & Basilian Monastery and the Heart of Christ Church). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Johann Georg Pinzel museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St. Archangel Michael, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Kiev to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Lviv are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Debrecen.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zhovkva, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers

1
night
Debrecen, Hungary

Debrecen ©
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get curious at Agora Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Reformed College of Debrecen, then admire the striking features of Great Church (Nagytemplom), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Szent Anna Cathedral and Parish Church.

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Getting from Lviv to Debrecen by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Lviv to Debrecen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lviv in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Debrecen: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Debrecen

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agora Science Center ©
Agora Science Center
Great Church (Nagytemplom) ©
Great Church (Nagytemplom)

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