18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Luxpodarki.ru, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and finally explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers, get a taste of the local shopping with GUM, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, then see the interesting displays at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), and finally explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Moscow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Moscow at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and then admire the striking features of Catherine Palace and Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Faberge Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), then contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online itinerary planner .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Cirkelbroen, take a stroll through Christiania, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, and finally ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, get a taste of local nightlife at National Gallery of Denmark, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then contemplate the long history of Our Saviour's Church, and finally take a stroll through Stroeget.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, take a stroll through Memorial at Mila 18, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre, admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw visit planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Copenhagen in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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.
Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianskafor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krakow: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim) and Zamek Królewski (in Suloszowa). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zamek Królewski, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kalemegdan and Knez Mihailova. For shopping fun, head to Galerija Naivne Umetnosti or Art for All. When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Viminacium Archaeological Park in Kostolac, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), take a stroll through Skadarlija, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Krakow to Belgrade in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in August, with highs in Belgrade at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galerija Naivne Umetnosti, Viminacium Archaeological Park
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Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

2
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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, then get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and finally admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lipscani, see the interesting displays at Tiriac Collection, examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, then stroll around Herăstrău Park, then view the masterpieces at Rotenberg-Uzunov, and finally browse the different shops at AFI Cotroceni.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tiriac Collection
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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