31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Sevastopol, Crimea
— 1 day
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Volgograd, Russia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Narva, Estonia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Tampere, Finland
— 2 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Riga is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Riga is 7 hours. In May in Riga, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Old Lighthouse Rinderort and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Amber Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad travel route planner.

Getting from Riga to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the galleries of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kaliningrad to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. May in Warsaw sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich ©
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich
Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, and then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krakow visit planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Krakow

Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Kyiv (Kiev). In May, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and then learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Minsk attractions planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk is 1 hour. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in May, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Minsk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Highlights from your plan

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul

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Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol and then take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sevastopol driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Sevastopol by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Highlights from your plan
Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol ©
The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese ©

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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.
Red Square and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sevastopol to Moscow takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sevastopol to Moscow is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Moscow are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve ©
Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

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Volgograd, Russia

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
On the 16th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture and then brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Volgograd day trip planning tool.

Fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Moscow to Volgograd, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in May, expect nights in Volgograd to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Highlights from your plan
The Motherland Calls Sculpture ©
The Motherland Calls Sculpture

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peter and Paul Fortress and Russian Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at C-189 Submarine Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Pushkin Apartment Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to St. Petersburg. In May, St. Petersburg is little chillier than Volgograd - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Narva.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Highlights from your plan
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum
Faberge Museum ©
Faberge Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

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Narva, Estonia

Narva ©
On the 20th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Vaivara Sinimagede Museum, take an in-depth tour of Sillamae Kultuurikeskus, then step into the grandiose world of Narva Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Lords Resurrection Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Narva trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Narva in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Narva. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Narva

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sillamae Kultuurikeskus ©
Sillamae Kultuurikeskus
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral ©
The Lords Resurrection Cathedral

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum. Get some historical perspective at Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall.

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Traveling by car from Narva to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Tallinn

Highlights from your plan
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Palander House, and finally steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, see the interesting displays at Veturimuseo, and then examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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Savonlinna, Finland

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

Make your Savonlinna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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