35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Bergen, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Calgary, Canada

1
day
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lovstaken, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bergen online road trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Bergen is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Bergen is 8 hours. When traveling from Calgary in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bergen, with highs around 4°C, while nights are warmer with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

5
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Step out of the city life by going to Nordmarka and Tryvann Ski Resort. Popular historic sites such as Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Sagene Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: stroll through Ski & Guide, wander the streets of Vulkan Neighbourhood, see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Bergen in February, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Oslo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, explore the historical opulence of Catherine's Body, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' svyatitelya Nikolaya Chudotvortsa v Morskom gospitale v Kronshtadte.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml). When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Ski Stadium Zorkiy in Krasnogorsk, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Tretyakov Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of The Holy Virgin, and contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow tour itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ski Stadium Zorkiy, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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 4th (Thu): get outside with Trinity Hill and then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dudutki Museum Complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Minsk day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Minsk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow in March, you will find days in Minsk are a bit warmer (6°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dudutki Museum Complex
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, then get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiev travel planner.

Getting from Minsk to Kiev by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. March in Kiev sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Anne's Church and Sts. Peter & Paul's Church (Sv. Apastalu Petro ir Povilo Baznycia). Get outdoors at PuckoriU Atodanga and Liepkalnis. Change things up with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), and get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vilnius trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Kiev to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Visit Old Town and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Gorka Szczesliwicka and Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, shop like a local with Nowy Swiat, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Warsaw's Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Warsaw driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Warsaw takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. March in Warsaw sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stare Miasto and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Get in touch with nature at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Main Market Square, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the different shops at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krakow road trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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