27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Magdeburg, Germany
Drive:  8 h
1
Poznan, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 day
Bus:  8 h 45 min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Magdeburg, Germany

2
nights
Poznan, Poland

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Park Cytadela.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poznan trip planner.

Magdeburg, Germany to Poznan is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Malta Lake ©
Malta Lake
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek
Park Cytadela ©
Park Cytadela

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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip tool .

You can fly from Poznan to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

1
day
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip maker app .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Warsaw are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then stop by Vilnius Old Town, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilnius tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Food Tours
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

6
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 out of town with these interesting Minsk side-trips: Nesvizh (Nesvizh Castle & Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War), Mir Castle (in Mir) and Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Khatyn Memorial, find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park, see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, and head outdoors with Trinity Hill.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minsk tour website .

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Minsk is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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. Chisinau is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chisinau road trip website .

Getting from Minsk to Chisinau by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Minsk to Chisinau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park
Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park

9
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia) and Curtea de Arges Monastery (in Curtea de Arges). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. In July in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mogosoaia, Curtea de Arges Monastery
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Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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