8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Oryol, Russia
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Moscow, Russia

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night
Oryol, Russia

Oryol
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oryol online trip maker .

Moscow to Oryol is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Oryol

Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Archangel Mikhail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, then don't miss a visit to Victory Square, and finally get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Minsk online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Oryol to Minsk by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around -4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vilnius, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

3
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Cat House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Dzenis Amber, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga tour planner .

Fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

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