26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Chisinau, Moldova
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and Old Plovdiv Retro Photo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Plovdiv (Park Tsar Simeon, "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, &more) and Historical Museum of Botevgrad (in Botevgrad). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History, have fun and explore at Muzeiko, don't miss a visit to Saint Sofia Monument, and get engrossed in the history at The Red Flat.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sofia visit planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sofia is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Sofia, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get much colder in Sofia: highs are around 7°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Historical Museum of Botevgrad
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
©
"St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church

4
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio and Ceausescu Mansion. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sofia to Bucharest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Gateway Virtual Reality Studio ©
Gateway Virtual Reality Studio
Ceausescu Mansion ©
Ceausescu Mansion

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Christmas Cathedral and Eternal Flame. Venture out of the city with trips to Curchi Monastery (in Orhei), Capriana Monastery (in Capriana) and Tiraspol (The Tank Monument, De Wollant Park, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Moldovan Art, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Jewish Ghetto, and make a trip to Afghan War Memorial To Sons of Motherland - Eternal Memory.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Chisinau day trip planning website.

Fly from Bucharest to Chisinau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tiraspol, Curchi Monastery, Capriana Monastery
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Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery
Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery
The Christmas Cathedral ©
The Christmas Cathedral

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Nicolas Cathedral and Mikhail Bulgakov Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kiev: Zhytomyr (Memorial House Museum of S.P. Korolyova & Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the ancient design of Roman baths, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Sofiyskaya Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Grishko Central Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip maker tool.

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 January, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zhytomyr
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State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
St. Nicolas Cathedral ©
St. Nicolas Cathedral
Mariinsky Park ©
Mariinsky Park

3
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Minskiy Komarovskiy Market. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get curious at Belarus Aerospace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Money Museum Groshi, and make a trip to Sculpture.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Minsk holiday app.

Getting from Kiev to Minsk by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in Minsk, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Minsk City Hall
Minsk City Hall

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warsaw: Lodz (Palac Juliusza Roberta Kindermanna, Piotrkowska Street, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, buy something for everyone on your list at Hala Koszyki, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and examine the collection at Pawiak Prison Museum.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Warsaw vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minsk in January, expect Warsaw to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Lodz
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa

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