34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
6
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
7
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights


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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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow tour planning site.

Adelaide, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Moscow, you'll gain 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, things will get colder in Moscow: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Red Square ©
Red Square
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and make a trip to Palace Square.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg travel route planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, walk around Kadriorg Park, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Teletorn, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Tallinn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Viru Square ©
Viru Square

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Grindavik--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip app.

You can fly from Tallinn to Reykjavik in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tallinn to Reykjavik. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Kalvariyskoye Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some photo ops at Archangel Mikhail, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, thenmake a trip to Independence Square, Minsk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Yazep Drozdovich, see the interesting displays at Iron Museum, thenget outside with Trinity Hill, thenpause for some photo ops at Crying Guardian Angel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minsk online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Reykjavik to Minsk in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Minsk. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill

3
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew.

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Traveling by flight from Minsk to Lviv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Lviv sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio, contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, and have some family-friendly fun at Piscina Urbana.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucharest trip planning website.

Getting from Lviv to Bucharest by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Bucharest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Fun & Games Museums
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Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step out of Sofia to go to Rila and see Rila Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sofia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Walking tours
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planner.

Getting from Sofia to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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