42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
2
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
3
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
5
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
6
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
8
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
9
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
10
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
11
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
12
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
13
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll get in some beach time at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie and Vistula River Beach. Let the collections at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, take an in-depth tour of Katyn Museum, and explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw.

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London, UK to Warsaw is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Warsaw, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

1
night
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, make a trip to Rynok Square, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

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You can fly from Warsaw to Lviv in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Golden Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip builder tool.

Getting from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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

3
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Khatyn Memorial and Museum Strana Mini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to St. Joseph's Church (in Rubezhevichi), Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh (in Nesvizh) and Mir Castle (in Mir). There's still lots to do: get outside with Trinity Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Minsk itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July: highs in Minsk hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, St. Joseph's Church, Khatyn Memorial, Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, Mir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

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Drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. July in Vilnius sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Rundāle Palace in Pilsrundale (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Toompea Hill and Kumu Art Museum are in your itinerary. Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Kadriorg Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Tallinn to go to Vihasoo and see Lahemaa rahvuspark, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: visit Tallinn Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, and step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn day trip planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
Highlights from your plan
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Moscow Kremlin and Church of The Holy Virgin will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater, steep yourself in history at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Moscow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Moscow. In July in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

2
nights
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Divine Providence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Curchi Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capriana Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Condrita Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Chisinau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Chisinau is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Curchi Monastery, Capriana Monastery, Condrita Monastery, Cricova Winery
Highlights from your plan
Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery
Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of History of the Jewish Community ©
Museum of History of the Jewish Community
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Let the collections at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and Galeria LueLue capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, learn about all things military at Home Army Museum (Muzeum Armii Krajowej), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Krakow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Krakow. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bucharest in July: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Vltava Sport Service. Let the collections at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel and Egon Schiele Art Centrum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, steep yourself in history at Latran houses, and take some stellar pictures from Lavka pod Zamkem.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Cesky Krumlov takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Powder Tower. There's still lots to do: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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