31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Minsk, Belarus
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Moscow, Russia
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Volgograd, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Kaliningrad, Russia
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Riga, Latvia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Helsinki, Finland
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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.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and Zamek Królewski will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krakow tour builder app.

Boston, USA to Krakow is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Krakow, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

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

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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Lviv, Ukraine

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take a stroll through Old Town, then examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and finally explore the galleries of Lychakiv Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lviv trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Lviv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

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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 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vilnius trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Vilnius takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Minsk tour planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Minsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Minsk. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moscow Kremlin and Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily. Visit Red Square and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Kolomna (Museum-Navigator: Recent Antiquity of Kolomna, Kalachnaya, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Moscow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 14:

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Volgograd, Russia

The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, make a trip to The Motherland Calls Sculpture, and then learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, then kick back and relax at Beach, Krasnoslobodsk, and then examine the collection at Museum of Russian Fairytale.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Volgograd road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Volgograd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Volgograd due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in May: highs in Volgograd hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

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.
Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Sobor Petra I Pavla. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Grand Maket Russia, and explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to St. Petersburg. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in May; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

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Kaliningrad, Russia

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You'll explore and learn at Amber Museum and B-413 Submarine Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kurshskaya Kosa and Museum of the World Ocean. Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Church of Ascension (in Gurevsk) and Old Lighthouse Rinderort (in Zalivino). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kaliningrad day trip website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Kumu Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and St. Olaf’s Church. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Riga in May since evenings lows in Tallinn dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit The Esplanadi Park and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."