59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Chennai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  13 h 15 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
13
Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
14
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
15
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
16
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
17
Grodno, Belarus
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
18
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
19
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
20
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
21
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
22
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: Bengaluru, India

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Chennai, India

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

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai online tour itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in May, with highs in Chennai at 43°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Historic Sites
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Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and browse the exhibits of Ikonium Studio.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Istanbul takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder 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) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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 Orlik Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Glyfada Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, visit Plaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and then take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip planner.

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

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), then make a trip to Skadarlija, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and then stop by FAB Living by Una.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sofia to Belgrade by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Lovrijenac and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Shop till you drop at Art by Stjepko and Art Gallery TALIR. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Sunj Beach in Lopud--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Tedi, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senjkovic Winery and Galerija Mestrovic. Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Old Split will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Filigran Split, browse the exhibits of Jaman Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Jaksic Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Split day trip app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Senjkovic Winery
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Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Mozarts Geburtshaus. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Thomas Selinger, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and don't miss a visit to DomQuartier Salzburg.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip planning site .

You can fly from Split to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in May: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Visiting Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Donauinsel will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Museum-lovers will get to explore Koller Gallery and Open Art Studio Gallery : urban sketcher center : Painter of Budapest. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, delve into the lush surroundings at Harmashatarhegy, get outside with City Park Városliget, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

For more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online road trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Unikke Design & Friendsfor plenty of shopping. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Krakow attractions planning site .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days in Krakow, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Lesser Town, explore the engaging exhibits at Illusion Art Museum Prague (IAM Prague), browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip app .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2673km2. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panga Cliff, kick back and relax at Jarve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kaali Meteorite Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuressaare Metodisti Kirik, contemplate the long history of Trahter Veski, then shop like a local with Kuressaare Raegalerii, and finally identify plant and animal life at Viidumae Nature Reserve.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saaremaa trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Prague to Saaremaa with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Saaremaa. When traveling from Prague in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saaremaa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Panga Cliff
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Jarve ©
Jarve
Viidumae Nature Reserve ©
Viidumae Nature Reserve
Panga Cliff ©
Panga Cliff

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then kick back and relax at Stroomi Beach, and then stop by Tallinn Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally make a trip to Toompea Hill.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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), wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Live Silver Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Zanis Lipke Memorial, and then kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Riga travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
Kick off your visit 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, shop like a local with Terra Recognita, then view the masterpieces at Vitrazo Manufaktura, and finally wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower and then browse the exhibits of Trakai Island Castle Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vilnius are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Grodno.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

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Grodno, Belarus

Grodno ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate U Maystra Gallery and Pharmacy Museum. The Jesuit Catholic Church and Grodno Gates are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Grodno to Lida to see Lida Castle about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the HIstory of Religion, and step into the grandiose world of The New Castle.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grodno travel planning app .

You can drive from Vilnius to Grodno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Grodno are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lida Castle
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church

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Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
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), see the interesting displays at Berestye Archeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lights Alley and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brest online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grodno to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brest are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum

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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 22nd (Mon): get outside with Trinity Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and then see the interesting displays at Dudutki Museum Complex. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Upper City, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Bernardine Monastery, then learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and finally examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Minsk day trip planner.

You can take a train from Brest to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dudutki Museum Complex
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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
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 Saint Sophia Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kiev online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Kiev takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kiev when traveling from Minsk in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Spas
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Spas

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
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, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and then do a tasting at Cricova Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Curchi Monastery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piata Centrala, and then steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chisinau trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kiev to Chisinau in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Cricova Winery, Curchi Monastery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Old Town, and then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Bucharest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

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