21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
4
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
6
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
7
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
11
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights

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night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip planner.

London, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Walking tours
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) ©
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace Bridge and Faberge Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, don't miss a visit to Nevsky Prospekt, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip maker tool.

You can fly from Warsaw to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. When traveling from Warsaw in July, plan for a bit cooler days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Palace Bridge ©
Palace Bridge
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): browse the range of quality goods at GUM, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Red Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moscow travel planning website.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, get outside with Trinity Hill, then pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, then walk around Victory Park, and finally make a trip to Victory Square.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Minsk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Minsk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Minsk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena
Island of Tears ©
Island of Tears
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

1
night
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 (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) tour planner.

Fly from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. July in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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

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night
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 14th (Wed): stroll around Dendrarium Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, appreciate the history behind Stephen the Great Monument, then stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, and finally admire the striking features of Triumphal Arch.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chisinau trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

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

1
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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bucharest itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Cismigiu Gardens ©
Cismigiu Gardens

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Margaret Island and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Budapest. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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night
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 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, make a trip to Hlavne Namestie, make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava online route builder.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©
Hlavne Namestie ©
Hlavne Namestie

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hradcany and Petrin Tower. The adventure continues: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Petřín, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Prague day trip planning website.

Drive from Bratislava to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Bratislava in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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