27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
11
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
12
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
End: Zagreb, Croatia

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nights
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.
You've added Husky park, Grand Kremlin Palace, Sapsan Bullet Train, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): travel the rails with Sapsan Bullet Train, then hunt for treasures at Izmailovsky Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky park, and finally get engrossed in the history at State Historical Museum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live performance at Bolshoi Theatre, take a stroll through Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), contemplate the long history of Novodevichy Convent, then admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Grand Kremlin Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Husky park
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Faberge Museum, Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Take a break from the city and head to National Park Shhuchye Lake and Neva Embankments.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palace Square
Palace Square
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla

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nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fortress of Suomenlinna. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna and then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toompea Castle, Toompea Hill and Town Hall Pharmacy. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Red House Design Store, then make a trip to Toompea Hill, then step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn tour itinerary maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Haapsalu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Peapiiskopi Kirik ©
Peapiiskopi Kirik

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nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tervete Nature Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga travel planning site .

Getting from Haapsalu to Riga by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tervete Nature Park, Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

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nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vilnius trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Vilnius sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Trakai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warsaw's Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Fragment of Ghetto Wall and Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters. Old Town Market Square and Pomnik Bohaterów Getta will appeal to history buffs. Nowy Swiat and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Warsaw to go to Serock and see Beach City Serock, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), explore the world behind art at The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum, get engrossed in the history at Warsaw Uprising Museum, and don't miss a visit to Old Town Observation Terrace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Trakai to Warsaw 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 Trakai to Warsaw. In July, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Krakow on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beach City Serock
Highlights from your plan
Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), and finally take a stroll through Ulica Florianska.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krakow road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
New Jewish Cemetery ©
New Jewish Cemetery
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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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.
You've added Prague Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Medvedarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel, wander the streets of Old Town Square, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally stop by Artel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Medvedarium and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

MedvEdarium
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Park Városliget, Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), Buda Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Wed), head outdoors with City Park Városliget, then step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, then step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

Discover how to plan a Budapest trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Cathedral of the Assumption has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb online travel route builder .

Drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Lower Town
Lower Town
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Tours, Fort Lovrijenac, Kolocep Island, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street, then see some familiar sights at Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Tours, then head off the coast to Kolocep Island, and finally look for gifts at Medusa Gift and Art Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kolocep Island ©
Kolocep Island

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