25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 10th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, then view the masterpieces at Haus Schwarzenberg, then shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, stop by Potsdamer Platz, then wander the streets of Mitte, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, and finally don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Berlin is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Die Hackeschen Hoefe ©
Die Hackeschen Hoefe
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Mitte ©
Mitte

3
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum) and Pan Tadeusz Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town- Historic Center and St. Mary Magdalene Church. Get out of town with these interesting Wroclaw side-trips: Pocysterskie Opactwo w Krzeszowie (in Krzeszow), Zamek w Bolkowie (in Bolkow) and Arado – Zaginione Laboratorium Hitlera (in Kamienna Gora). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), don't miss a visit to Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Wroclaw City Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wroclaw tour planner.

Drive from Berlin to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Wroclaw sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kamienna Gora, Zamek w Bolkowie, Orthodox Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Sokolowsko
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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Pocysterskie Opactwo w Krzeszowie ©
Pocysterskie Opactwo w Krzeszowie

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, examine the collection at Pawiak Prison Museum, then examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, view the masterpieces at Kordegarda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and finally steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw route planner.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Warsaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) ©
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lost Souls Alley and HistoryLand. Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and Galleries Coco Art will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Oswiecim (Jewish Museum and Synagogue & Muzeum Zamek w Oswiecimiu). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow journey maker.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oswiecim
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Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilian Monastery and the Heart of Christ Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wooden Church of St. Trinity, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Johann Georg Pinzel museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Transfiguration, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pravda B Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Lviv Candles Manufactory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lviv online road trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Lviv by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Zhovkva, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers
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St. Lawrence Catholic Church ©
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Wooden Church of St. Trinity ©
Wooden Church of St. Trinity

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Victoria Museum and State Aviation Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Sophia's Cathedral and Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicolas Cathedral, look for gifts at Narodniy Dim Ukraine, see where the ancients bathed at Roman baths, and examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kiev day trip tool.

Getting from Lviv to Kiev by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In December in Kiev, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Victoria Museum ©
Victoria Museum

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at State Tretyakov Gallery and Soap Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Kolomna (Cathedral of the Assumption, Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, &more), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Sergiyev Posad (Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity, Refectory Church of St Sergius, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, stop by Skazka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Multimedia Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Moscow driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Moscow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kiev in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moscow: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kolomna, Sergiyev Posad, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy, then take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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