21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 day
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest vacation maker site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Budapest, with highs around 3°C, while nights are colder with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bratislava.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bratislava are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Prague.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Prague journey builder website.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then examine the collection at Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Krakow day trip planning tool.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. February in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Warsaw.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Warsaw, Poland — 1 night

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 (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, don't miss a visit to Fragment of Ghetto Wall, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Warsaw road trip planning app.

Fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vilnius.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Vilnius, Lithuania — 1 day

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 13th (Sun), wander the streets of Uzupis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Vilnius takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

Riga, Latvia — 2 nights

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 14th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Riga sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tallinn.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Tallinn, Estonia — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then shop like a local with Oma Asi Design Store, and finally contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online trip maker.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Helsinki, Finland — 1 night

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Helsinki using our trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

St. Petersburg, Russia — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and take a tour of Cruiser Aurora.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20: