29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Train
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Moscow, Russia
— 7 nights
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Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Warsaw with a short trip to Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, and look for gifts at Love Poland Design.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary website.

Montreal, Canada to Warsaw is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Warsaw, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Minsk, Belarus

— 3 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Shop till you drop at Gallery Dom Kartin and Expobel Shopping Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mir Castle and Church of Saints Simon and Helena. Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Mir (Holy Trinity Church & Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some photo ops at Archangel Mikhail, sample the tasty concoctions at Alivaria Brewery Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Bernardine Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Minsk trip planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Minsk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Minsk due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tsekh Vilnius and Terra Recognita. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gate of Dawn. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Vilnil. Museum of illusions, admire the landmark architecture of Vilnius Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Motormuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Nativity of Christ Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Riga online travel route planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

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Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll around Kadriorg Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then make a trip to Toompea Hill, and finally stop by Town Hall Pharmacy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Tallinn Old Town, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally browse the exhibits of Kumu Art Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip site.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Appreciate the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace and Park. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, make a trip to Palace Square, examine the collection at Sovereign's Fun, and steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Moscow, Russia

— 7 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. Do your shopping at Perlov Tea House and Zurab Tseretelli's Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Sergiyev Posad (Trinity Cathedral, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, &more) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Exhibition Halls of Russian Art Academy, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow online itinerary planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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