59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Chennai, India
— 1 day
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Grodno, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
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Chennai, India

Chennai ©

Detroit of South Asia

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

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chennai day trip planning site.

Bengaluru to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect Chennai to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Chennai

Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, and wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Istanbul takes 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In May, Istanbul is colder than Chennai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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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 ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Orlik Gallery. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take in the exciting artwork at Pandora Art Gallery, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sofia driving holiday planner.

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

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ada Ciganlija, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and then look for gifts at FAB Living by Una.

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

Drive from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Appreciate the collections at War Photo Limited and Art Gallery TALIR. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Sunj Beach in Lopud, approximately Lopud away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko, and admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Church Of St. Roch. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerija Mestrovic and Jaksic Gallery. Step out of Split to go to Nerezisca and see Senjkovic Winery, which is approximately 3h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Marjan Park, admire the masterpieces at Jaman Art, stop by Filigran Split, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Split are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Split

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Red Bull Hangar-7. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Atelier Thomas Selinger. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder website.

Getting from Split to Salzburg by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Split in May; daily highs in Salzburg reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

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.
Visiting Donauinsel and Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace will get you outdoors. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Escape the urban bustle at City Park Városliget and Harmashatarhegy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), view the masterpieces at Open Art Studio Gallery : urban sketcher center : Painter of Budapest, get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery, and wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

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.
Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Unikke Design & Friendsfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow route builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in May: highs in Krakow hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and St. George's Basilica. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. The adventure continues: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and view the masterpieces at Kunstkomora.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip site.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saaremaa.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Saaremaa, Estonia

Saaremaa ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Panga Cliff, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jarve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kaali Meteorite Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuressaare Metodisti Kirik, then contemplate the long history of Trahter Veski, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Viidumae Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saaremaa trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Prague to Saaremaa with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Prague in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saaremaa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Saaremaa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
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), examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Stroomi Beach, and then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally make a trip to Toompea Hill.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Saaremaa to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. June in Tallinn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Live Silver Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Riga road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then view the masterpieces at Terra Recognita, and finally stop by Vilnius Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower and then get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius road trip planning site.

You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Grodno on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Visit The Old Castle and Sovetskaya Street for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jesuit Catholic Church and Kircha / Evangelistic Church. Go for a jaunt from Grodno to Lida to see Lida Castle about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Intercession Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Iron, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the HIstory of Religion.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grodno day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vilnius to Grodno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Grodno. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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), examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, then learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lights Alley and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brest trip builder.

Drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and then see the interesting displays at Dudutki Museum Complex. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, wander the streets of Upper City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bernardine Monastery, then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and finally examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip planner.

You can drive from Brest to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Minsk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dudutki Museum Complex ©
Dudutki Museum Complex
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (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 St. Sophia's Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) online holiday planner.

Getting from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev). Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Minsk in June since evenings lows in Kyiv (Kiev) dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's 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, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and then do a tasting at Cricova Winery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Curchi Monastery, hunt for treasures at Piata Centrala, and then contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip builder tool.

Fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bucharest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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