28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Veliky Novgorod, Russia
— 1 night
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mall of Berlin and Die Hackeschen Hoefe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Frauenkirche Dresden and Classic Remise Berlin. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Spitzkrug Multi Center (in Frankfurt (Oder)), Kunstspeicher Friedersdorf (in Seelow) and Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche & Neues Grünes Gewölbe). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Mitte, stop by Lager Lager, get a taste of the local shopping with Ariel Fantasy, and stop by Potsdamer Platz.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Side Trips

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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, take in the exciting artwork at Manovce Galeria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church, don't miss a visit to Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and finally examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Balomania, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Wroclaw road trip planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
Corpus Christi Church ©
Corpus Christi Church

3
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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

Slavic Rome

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lost Souls Alley and Wawel Royal Castle. You'll explore and learn at HistoryLand and Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krakow driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Wroclaw to Krakow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

2
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Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Sztuki XX w. Willa Oksza. Oddział Muzeum Tatrzańskiego, then see the interesting displays at Karol Szymanowski Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanktuarium Najswietszej Rodziny w Zakopanem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam, get engrossed in the history at Dwor w Lopusznej, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Holy Trinity.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zakopane trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Krakow to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Krakow in December, with highs in Zakopane at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Zakopane

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Church of Holy Trinity ©
Church of Holy Trinity
Spas

2
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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bandinelli Palace and Spas. Head to Pravda B Gallery and Glass Museum In Lvivfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lviv: Svirzh Castle (in Svirzh) and Zhovkva (St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Wooden Church of St. Trinity, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Transfiguration, look for gifts at Mastak Leather, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St. Archangel Michael, and explore the world behind art at Johann Georg Pinzel museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv travel route planning site.

You can drive from Zakopane to Lviv in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Lawrence Catholic Church ©
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Wooden Church of St. Trinity ©
Wooden Church of St. Trinity

3
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Popular historic sites such as St. Sophia's Cathedral and Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War and Al-Rahma Mosque. The adventure continues: see where the ancients bathed at Roman baths, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Museum, stop by Narodniy Dim Ukraine, and see the interesting displays at State Aviation Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) holiday planning app.

You can fly from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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.
Get some cultural insight at Kazan Cathedral and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace Square and Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

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Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Veliky Novgorod
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

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.
Head to Kuznetsky Most Street and Multimedia Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and The State A.S. Pushkin Museum. Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo in Arkhangelskoye, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, examine the collection at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Moscow journey planner.

Traveling by car from Veliky Novgorod to Moscow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Moscow sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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