20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly + Bus:  23 h 30 min
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
4
Vladimir, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Khatyn Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minsk day trip app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Minsk is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 6 hours. Traveling from Porto Alegre in May, Minsk is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Mir Castle, Dudutki Museum Complex
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Dudutki Museum Complex ©
Dudutki Museum Complex

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Golden Gate, and then examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

Plan my day in Kiev using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kiev due to the time zone difference. May in Kiev sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

1
night
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, make a trip to Reactor No 4, then see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chernobyl holiday planner.

You can drive from Kiev to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Vladimir.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4

1
night
Vladimir, Russia

Vladimir ©
The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Boris and Gleb, and then take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vladimir trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chernobyl to Vladimir. The time zone difference when traveling from Chernobyl to Vladimir is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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.
Saint Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at State Tretyakov Gallery and Armoury Chamber. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Moscow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and The State Hermitage Museum. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, examine the collection at Special Storeroom Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Church Building Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

Make your St. Petersburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
On the 17th (Sun), walk around The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip site.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Helsinki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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