59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Chennai, India
— 1 day
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tivat, Taxi to Herceg Novi, Bus to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Grodno, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Chisinau, Moldova
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Chennai, India

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church and then buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chennai day trip planning site.

Bengaluru to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect Chennai to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping · Historic Sites

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, browse the exhibits of Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bentler Tabiat Parki.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Chennai to Istanbul in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

3
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Orlik Gallery. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, take a stroll through Ermou Street, take in the exciting artwork at Pandora Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sofia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, things will get slightly colder in Sofia: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ada Ciganlija, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and then look for gifts at FAB Living by Una.

Before you visit Belgrade, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

3
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Appreciate the collections at War Photo Limited and Art by Stjepko. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Sunj Beach in Lopud, approximately Lopud away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, look for gifts at Tedi, and admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Church Of St. Roch. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerija Mestrovic and Jaman Art. Step out of Split to go to Nerezisca and see Senjkovic Winery, which is approximately 3h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Marjan Park, look for gifts at Filigran Split, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and take in the exciting artwork at Jaksic Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Split are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Selinger and Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder website.

Getting from Split to Salzburg by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Split in May; daily highs in Salzburg reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Visiting Donauinsel and Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace will get you outdoors. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Budapest, Hungary

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 City Park Városliget and Harmashatarhegy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Andrassy Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, view the masterpieces at Open Art Studio Gallery : urban sketcher center : Painter of Budapest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Krakow, Poland

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.
Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianskafor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow route builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in May: highs in Krakow hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. The adventure continues: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, stop by Lesser Town, take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, and shop like a local with Kunstkomora.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip site.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Saaremaa, Estonia

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Panga Cliff, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jarve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kaali Meteorite Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuressaare Metodisti Kirik, then contemplate the long history of Trahter Veski, then view the masterpieces at Kuressaare Raegalerii, and finally identify plant and animal life at Viidumae Nature Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saaremaa day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Prague to Saaremaa with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Prague in June: highs in Saaremaa hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Tallinn, Estonia

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.
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Stroomi Beach, and then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally make a trip to Toompea Hill.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. June in Tallinn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Riga, Latvia

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Live Silver Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Riga road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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Vilnius, Lithuania

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then view the masterpieces at Terra Recognita, then shop like a local with Vitrazo Manufaktura, and finally wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Vilnius trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Grodno.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Grodno, Belarus

The capital city of the region of the same name, Grodno (also called Hrodna) was built around the river flowing through it, and is known as a hub for the arts celebrating both modern and classical culture with three major theaters, a philharmonic society, and a multitude of museums.
Visit The Old Castle and Kircha / Evangelistic Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jesuit Catholic Church and U Maystra Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Grodno to Lida to see Lida Castle about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Intercession Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Iron, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the HIstory of Religion.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grodno day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vilnius to Grodno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Grodno. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Brest, Belarus

A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, then learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lights Alley and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brest trip builder.

Drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and then see the interesting displays at Dudutki Museum Complex. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, wander the streets of Upper City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bernardine Monastery, then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and finally examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip planner.

You can drive from Brest to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Minsk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) online holiday planner.

Getting from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev). Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Minsk in June since evenings lows in Kyiv (Kiev) dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Spas

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Chisinau, Moldova

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 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and then do a tasting at Cricova Winery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Curchi Monastery, hunt for treasures at Piata Centrala, and then contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip builder tool.

Fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bucharest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Latvia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

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.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.