28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Moscow, Russia
— 8 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
ferry:  13 h 30 min
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Seine River has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the activities along Seine River. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Moscow.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

8
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.
Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolomna Kremlin and Trinity Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and St. Basil's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, & more) and Tank Museum (in Kubinka). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, contemplate the long history of Novodevichy Convent, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Moscow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Kolomna Kremlin, Patriot Park Museum Complex - Stand №2
Highlights from your plan
Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve ©
Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin

4
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.
You've now added State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Neva Embankments and Kronstadt. Nevsky Prospekt and Kazan Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nevsky Prospekt ©
Nevsky Prospekt
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stop by OMA Puoti, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn Old Town. Discover out-of-the-way places like Toompea Hill and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see Haapsalu Castle in Haapsalu, approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Oleviste Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, examine the collection at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), and wander the streets of Rotermann Quarter.

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Ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haapsalu Castle
Highlights from your plan
St. Olaf’s Church ©
St. Olaf’s Church
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

2
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 21st (Thu): hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Livu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, and finally admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rundāle Palace and then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Rundāle Palace
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

3
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.
Visit St. Anne's Church and Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Gediminas Castle Tower and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vilnius are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip website .

Getting from Vilnius to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Vilnius to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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