38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of La Madeleine, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Ecuador, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Yelagin Island and Neva Embankments will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, examine the collection at Faberge Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg visit website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and finally do sightseeing your way with Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in May, things will get a bit warmer in Kyiv (Kiev): highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Pomnik Bohaterów Getta. Get in touch with nature at Around Poland and Olympic Golf Club. Step out of Warsaw to go to Izabelin and see Kampinoski Park Narodowy, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, take an in-depth tour of POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Warsaw travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Warsaw by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin travel route builder site.

You can fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 17th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Salzburg Cathedral and Red Bull Hangar-7. Change things up with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Ringstrasse are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Wachau Valley. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and get outside with Donauinsel.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Sad Janka Krala and Tyrsovo nabrezie. Bratislava Castle and Trenciansky Hrad will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Evanjelicky kostol in Trencin (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hungarianbirdwatching.com Day Tours and Margaret Island. Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, explore the activities along Danube River, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest route builder website.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Bucharest, Romania

— 1 day
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head outdoors with Romania Motorcycle Tours, view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bucharest road trip planning website.

You can fly from Budapest to Bucharest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Bucharest is 1 hour. In June in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bucharest

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Zagreb takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then make a trip to Pile Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Lokrum Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion. On your second day here, take a stroll through Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens trip maker site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with Deepist Diving & Travel, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, then see the interesting displays at Pera Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.