13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Visit Red Square and Krutitskoe Podvorye for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Basil's Cathedral and Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. Change things up with a short trip to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, stroll around Victory Park, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Moscow. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square

2
nights
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. On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capriana Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Curchi Monastery, and finally do a tasting at Cricova Winery. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Goa Territory, and then do a tasting at Asconi Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chisinau day trip planner .

Getting from Moscow to Chisinau by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Curchi Monastery, Goa Territory, Capriana Monastery, Cricova Winery, Asconi Winery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery
Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Cyril's Monastery, see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, kick back and relax at Olmeca Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vydubychi Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Rahma Mosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kiev holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chisinau to Kiev in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Nicolas Cathedral ©
St. Nicolas Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

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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 23rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archangel Mikhail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, then get to know the fascinating history of Loshitskiy Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Minsk online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kiev to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kiev in June, Minsk is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ninth Fort and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Ponary cmentarz. Change things up with these side-trips from Vilnius: Kernave Mounds (in Kernave) and Kaunas (St. Gertrude's Church & Sugihara House). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and don't miss a visit to St John's church.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius planner .

Drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Minsk to Vilnius, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kaunas, Kernave Mounds
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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort

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