60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 6 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Rila, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 6 nights
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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, stroll around Kadriorg Park, get a dose of the wild on Traveller Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Riga, Latvia

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Riga to go to Salaspils and see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Riga online itinerary planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, take a stroll through Uzupis, and admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius attractions app.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Minsk, Belarus

— 5 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minsk: Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk), Mound of Glory (in Slabada) and Mir Castle (in Mir). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Khatyn Memorial, make a trip to Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and get outside with Trinity Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Minsk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. September in Minsk sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 4 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) holiday planner.

Getting from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Chisinau, Moldova

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Dendrarium Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch, then walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Stephen the Great Monument.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Chisinau online road trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks · Historic Sites

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, stroll around Cismigiu Gardens, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest vacation planner.

You can fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Sunny Beach side-trips: Sozopol (Saint Nicholas Chapel & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Action Aquapark, indulge your senses at Wine Shop and Bar Region, steep yourself in history at Nessebar, and admire the striking features of Church of the Assumption.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sunny Beach trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bucharest to Sunny Beach by shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucharest in October, Sunny Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Rila.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rila, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 7th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rila trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Rila in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Sunny Beach in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rila, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Rila

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Belgrade, Serbia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci), Hram Sveta tri jerarha (in Novi Sad) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). There's much more to do: stroll through Ada Ciganlija, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, take a stroll through Skadarlija, and shop like a local with Knez Mihailova.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rila to Belgrade. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rila to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. October in Belgrade sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 6 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest vacation builder site.

Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Eger, Hungary

— 4 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eger: Miskolc (Avas-deli Isteni Ige Church & Lillafured). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Dobo Square, learn about winemaking at Bolyki Pinceszet, examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, and explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Eger trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Eger takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Eger, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia

— 3 nights
Take a break from Vysoke Tatry with a short trip to Tatras National Park in Tatranska Lomnica, about 36 minutes away.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vysoke Tatry online road trip planner.

Drive from Eger to Vysoke Tatry in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Eger in October; daily highs in Vysoke Tatry reach 54°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vysoke Tatry to Bratislava takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vysoke Tatry in October: high temperatures in Bratislava hover around 60°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.

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.

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.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.