18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train to Ülemiste, Fly to Malta
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly to Tallinn, Train to Tartu

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Valletta, Malta

— 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Malta Aviation Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Valletta trip itinerary website.

Tartu, Estonia to Valletta is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tartu to Valletta. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 9 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi), Vouliagmeni (Vouliagmeni Beach & Akti Vouliagmenis) and Marathon Beach (in Nea Makri). Make the 9th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Dasoktima Tatoiou. There's much more to do: visit Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, and take a stroll around Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip tool.

Getting from Valletta to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Top Gifts LTD, then take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Sofia reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 3 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Get some cultural insight at St. Sophia's Cathedral and ART 14 Gallery. When in Kyiv (Kiev), make a side trip to see Mezhyhirya Residence Museum in Novi Petrivtsi, approximately Novi Petrivtsi away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sofia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kyiv (Kiev): temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.