59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
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Bucharest, Romania
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and finally make a trip to Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, admire the natural beauty at Landbohojskolens Have, then walk around Frederiksberg Have, and finally don't miss a visit to Frederiksberg Slot.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen tour builder website.

London, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Copenhagen is 1 hour. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malmo.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Malmo, Sweden — 2 nights

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
On the 22nd (Thu), make a trip to Stortorget, let the kids burn off some steam at Stadsparken, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Allhelgonakyrkan, and finally take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Little Square, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, and then get engrossed in the history at Malmohus castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Malmo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Malmo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Stockholm.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stockholm City Hall and Monteliusvagen. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, stroll around Kungstradgarden Park, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

You can fly from Malmo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malmo in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Stockholm. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Oslo.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vigeland Park and Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, stroll around Ekebergparken, and examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Oslo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

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 1st (Sat): stroll around Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder.

Fly from Oslo to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

St. Petersburg, Russia — 3 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Sheremetevskiy Palace in Museum of Music, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tauride Garden (Tavricheskiy Sad). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and then make a trip to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip website.

Fly from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Moscow, Russia — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Basil's Cathedral and Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, walk around Neskuchny sad, see the interesting displays at International Centre of the Roerichs, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Russian Impressionism.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tallinn.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Tallinn, Estonia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Viru Square, then make a trip to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and finally examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take some stellar pictures from Patkuli Viewing Platform, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip maker website.

You can fly from Moscow to Tallinn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Riga.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Riga, Latvia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then get your bearings at National Library of Latvia, then explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Riga planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Riga sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.
Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilnius Old Town and Walking tours. Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Kaunas (Sugihara House, Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), wander the streets of Uzupis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum (The Green House).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Minsk.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Minsk, Belarus — 3 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Victory Square. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, make a trip to Minsk City Hall, examine the collection at Money Museum Groshi, and get curious at Belarus Aerospace Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Minsk road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Minsk is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 3 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, and take an in-depth tour of Victoria Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) online trip builder.

You can fly from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. October in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kharkiv.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Kharkiv, Ukraine — 3 nights

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure and Great War Memorial. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shevchenko City Garden, admire the local landmark of Lovers Fountain, engage your brain at Software and Computer Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kharkiv Municipal Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kharkiv day trip planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Kharkiv sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Odessa.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Odessa, Ukraine — 3 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Primorsky Boulevard and Holy Assumption Cathedral. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Catacombs of Odessa, steep yourself in history at House of Scientists, and admire the landmark architecture of Odessa Passage.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Odessa day trip planner.

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kharkiv in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Odessa, with lows of 8°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Chisinau.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Chisinau, Moldova — 3 nights

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Triumphal Arch and Stefan cel Mare Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Afghan War Memorial To Sons of Motherland - Eternal Memory, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of the Theotokos, do a tasting at Cricova Winery, and walk around Dendrarium Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Odessa to Chisinau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Bucharest.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti". Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Choral Temple, admire the masterpieces at Romanian Kitsch Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest day trip app.

Fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bucharest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sofia.
Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Sofia, Bulgaria — 3 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Red Flat and Boyana Waterfall. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski, view the masterpieces at Galeria Nina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sofia itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Sofia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Belgrade.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Belgrade, Serbia — 3 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kalemegdan and Military Museum. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Belgrade online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Belgrade are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then examine the collection at Stm Muzeum Dopravy, and then explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Vyšehradské sady, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally try out the rides at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, stop by Lesser Town, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Prague are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16: