46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Odessa, Ukraine
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
For shopping fun, head to Something Interesting or King Cross Leopolis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Lviv City Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Truskavets (Dolphinarium Oskar, Central Square, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Market Square, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, stop by Lviv Candles Manufactory, and see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lviv vacation website .

Toronto, Canada to Lviv is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Lviv due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Lviv are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Truskavets
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum
Forum Lviv ©
Forum Lviv

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Pirogovo Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Andriyivski Uzviz and Rodina Mat (Motherland). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Golden Gate.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kiev planner .

You can fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kiev are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
Besarabsky Market ©
Besarabsky Market

5
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum and Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. For shopping fun, head to Odessa Privoz or City Center. Explore Odessa's surroundings by going to Riviera Shopping City (in Fontanka) and Berezan Island (in Ochakiv). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, get engrossed in the history at Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odessa Museum, pause for some photo ops at Duke de Richelieu monument, and stop by Comic Shop On the Bus.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kiev to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ochakiv, Riviera Shopping City
Highlights from your plan
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Uba Ja Humal. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kumu Art Museum and KGB Museum. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see LaitseRallyPark in Kernu, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, take in the exciting artwork at Navitrolla Galerii, get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asuur Keraamika Ceramics.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn road trip planning website .

Getting from Odessa to Tallinn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Tallinn is a bit cooler than Odessa - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

LaitseRallyPark
Highlights from your plan
Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy
Peter the Great House Museum ©
Peter the Great House Museum
Ulemiste Centre ©
Ulemiste Centre

7
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.
Let the collections at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum capture your imagination. Head to Robert's Books and ETMOfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Riga to go to Bauska and see The Bauska Branch of the Riga Motor Museum, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 12th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014, look for gifts at RIIJA, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping mall Spice, and browse the fresh offerings at Medus Istaba.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riga day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Riga

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Robert's Books ©
Robert's Books
Art Nouveau Riga ©
Art Nouveau Riga

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kurs Shopping and Recreation Centre or Museum-Confectionery of P.P. Shvedov. Kalachnaya and Orekhovo Zuevsky City Exhibition Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kolomna (Museum Pastila Factory, Art-Kommunalka Erofeyev and Others Museum-Residency, & more), Tchaikovsky House Museum (in Klin) and Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (in Aleksandrov). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Serpukhov History and Art Museum, stroll through Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast), explore the activities along Podlipicheskiy Pond, and enjoy the sand and surf at Meshherskoye.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moscow planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Moscow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, Podlipicheskiy Pond, Kurs Shopping and Recreation Centre, Tchaikovsky House Museum, Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Highlights from your plan
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda ©
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Tchaikovsky House Museum ©
Tchaikovsky House Museum

7
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.
Head to Eliseevs Food Hall (Yeliseevskiy Gastronom) and Podpisnyye Izdaniyafor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Bath Block and The Marly Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Petersburg: Rozhdestveno Estate Museum (in Rozhdestveno) and House of the Station Master (in Vyra). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, and snap pictures at Palace Bridge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

House of the Station Master, Rozhdestveno Estate Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace
Rozhdestveno Estate Museum ©
Rozhdestveno Estate Museum
St.Peterburg House of Books ©
St.Peterburg House of Books

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
On the 2nd (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Mall AviaPark, then see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, and then admire the striking features of GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Moscow Planetarium, get curious at State Darwin Museum, then appreciate the history behind Tomb of Unknown Soldier, and finally take an in-depth tour of State Historical Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow sightseeing planning website .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center ©
State Darwin Museum ©
State Darwin Museum
GUM ©
GUM

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