16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Moscow
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Train to Moscow Vnukovo, Fly to Minsk, Bus to Minsk
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Train
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Bus
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Red Square, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, and then contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planning website.

Bristol, UK to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bristol to Moscow due to the time zone difference. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Minsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): get your bearings at National Library of Belarus, take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini, then head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then see the interesting displays at Iron Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, get in on the family fun at Gorky Central Park, stroll around Chelyuskinites Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then stroll around Victory Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Moscow to Minsk in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. June in Minsk sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of 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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally wander the streets of Uzupis. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Gediminas Avenue, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grapperia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Minsk to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Minsk to Vilnius, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Roland. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Latvian Museum of Photography, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

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Take a bus from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June in Riga, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, walk around Kadriorg Park, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. June in Tallinn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16: