26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  18​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vorobi, Russia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Szklarska Poreba, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
9
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Vancouver, Canada


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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the views from Anichkov Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, explore the activities along Neva Embankments, take in the views from Palace Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Peterhof Grand Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then don't miss a visit to Winter Palace of Peter I, and finally examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

3
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.
You've added Orlov Paleontological Museum, Museum of Cosmonautics, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and St. Basil's Cathedral. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The State Tretyakov Gallery and contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum.

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

Vancouver, Canada to Moscow is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Moscow is 11 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in October; daily highs in Moscow reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

4
nights
Vorobi, Russia

Vorobi ©
Bird Park Vorobyi has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Church and Maloyaroslavets Museum of 1812 Military History. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Nativity and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vorobi: Church of Peter and Pavel (in Tarusa), Muzey-Usad'ba A.t.bolotova "Dvoryaninovo" (in Dvoryaninovo) and Borovsk (Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, & more).

Start your trip to Vorobi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kaniv to Vorobi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vorobi

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Borovsk, Maloyaroslavets, Church of the Nativity, Polenov Residence State Museum, Vereya Museum of History and Local Lore
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2
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 list of things to see and do now includes City Sightseeing International Krakow Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour, Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground, Galicia Jewish Museum, and other attractions. On the 19th (Fri), hit the sights you want to with City Sightseeing International Krakow Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Ulica Florianska, examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then Head underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krakow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Krakow due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amber Museum as well as Museum of Archeology (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Gdansku). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stutthof Concentration Camp, step into the grandiose world of Malbork Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at European Solidarity Centre, then examine the collection at Amber Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Archeology (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Gdansku), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip site .

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Gdansk in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Gdynia, Libek Mountain, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Stutthof Concentration Camp
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2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saxon Gardens as well as Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom. On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom, contemplate the waterfront views at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, explore the world behind art at The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Old Town Market Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Saxon Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then steep yourself in history at Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), then learn about all things military at Warsaw Uprising Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Warsaw online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then step off the mainland to explore Pfaueninsel, then steep yourself in history at Potsdam's Gardens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Warsaw to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vorobi.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam's Gardens, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

2
nights
Szklarska Poreba, Poland

Szklarska Poreba ©
Szklarska Poręba is a town in Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mineralogical Museum. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Mineralogical Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Market Square, step into the grandiose world of Grodziec Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kościół Pokoju Ducha Świętego, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bolkow Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica, take in the pleasant sights at Ksiaz Castle, take in the history at Arado - Lost Hitler's Laboratory, then explore and take pictures at Podgorze Mine, and finally get great views at Slonecznik Rock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Szklarska Poreba road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vorobi to Szklarska Poreba. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vorobi to Szklarska Poreba. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vorobi in November: high temperatures in Szklarska Poreba hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Szklarska Poreba

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grodziec Castle, Kościół Pokoju Ducha Świętego, Bolkow Castle, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Arado - Lost Hitler's Laboratory
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Bolkow Castle ©
Bolkow Castle
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Grodziec Castle ©
Grodziec Castle

1
night
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 5th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon, step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress, delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, then make a trip to Mourning Jesus Statue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Strimka Lan Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Honcharna Tower, don't miss a visit to The House of the Russian City Council, make a trip to Armenian Well, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madonna Assumption Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kamianets-Podilskyi day trip planning website .

You can drive from Szklarska Poreba to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Skala-Podil's'ka, Khotyn Fortress
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Church of Peter and Paul ©
Church of Peter and Paul
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Castle Ruins at Skala Podilska ©
Castle Ruins at Skala Podilska

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