8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oryol, Russia
— 1 night
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights

1
night
Oryol, Russia

Oryol
Oryol or Orel is a city and the administrative center of Oryol Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River, approximately 360km south-southwest of Moscow. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Dolls Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oryol trip itinerary app.

Moscow to Oryol is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; 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.
Start 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, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, thendon't miss a visit to Victory Square, and finally get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Oryol to Minsk takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Minsk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites
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National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius. In January, daytime highs in Vilnius are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cat House. Keep things going the next day: stop by Dzenis Amber, thentake a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Riga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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