36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Narva, Estonia
— 1 night
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Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Parnu, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Cesis, Latvia
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive to Riga, Fly to Liepaja
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Liepaja, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 2 nights
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Grodno, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Brest, Belarus
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor and The Anna Akhmatova Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palace Square, see the interesting displays at The Republic of Cats Cultural and Museum Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy, and get engrossed in the history at Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel app.

Newark, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Narva.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Narva, Estonia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God, then grab your bike and head to Narva River Promenade, then take an in-depth tour of Narva Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Fama Centre.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Narva route planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Narva by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Narva. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tartu.
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Tartu, Estonia — 2 nights

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look and learn at Science Centre AHHAA, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tartu St Peter’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, then see the interesting displays at Eesti Lennundusmuuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Angel's Bridge (Inglisild). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at University of Tartu Natural History Museum, then see the interesting displays at A. Le Coq Beer Museum, then examine the collection at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, and finally examine the collection at Old Anatomical Theatre.

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Traveling by car from Narva to Tartu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tallinn.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik and St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Viewing Point Kohtuotsa and Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Dominican Monastery Claustrum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, and see the interesting displays at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Tartu to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Parnu.
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Parnu, Estonia — 2 nights

Estonia's Summer Capital

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
On the 8th (Sat), play a few rounds at Parnu Bay Golf Links, trek along Parnu Rannaniidu Matkarada, then enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Parnu Beach Playground. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Vallikaar Playground, then steep yourself in history at Prison Escape, then identify plant and animal life at Parnu Coastal Meadow Protection Area, and finally get engrossed in the history at Lydia Koidula Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Parnu online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Parnu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Parnu when traveling from Tallinn in July, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cesis.
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Cesis, Latvia — 1 night

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Araishi wind mill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Transfiguration Orthodox Church, explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Burning Conscience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John’s Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cesis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Cesis takes 2.5 hours. In July in Cesis, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Riga.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Riga, Latvia — 3 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.
Livu Square and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Art Museum RIGA BOURSE and Latvian Railway History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, explore the activities along Pilsetas kanals, examine the collection at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, and don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

Getting from Cesis to Riga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Liepaja.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Liepaja, Latvia — 3 nights

Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. Get some historical perspective at Karosta Prison and Northern Forts. Get a sense of the local culture at Bernati Lighthouse and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuldiga (Venta Rapid Waterfall, Kuldiga Orthodox Church, &more), Aizpute Castle (in Aizpute) and Jurmalciems beach (in Jurmalciems). And it doesn't end there: walk around Jurmalas Park, contemplate the long history of Juliannas Pagalms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liepaja trip builder.

Getting from Riga to Liepaja by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Liepaja sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda, Lithuania — 2 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Chetyre Vetra Sculpture, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Wind, then appreciate the history behind Vaikystes Svajone, then admire the striking features of Klaipedos Central Post Office, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys). On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kalvystes Muziejus, appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Lithuania Minor, then pause for some photo ops at Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, then take in the views from Birzos tiltas, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Pot with Money.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Klaipeda route planner.

You can drive from Liepaja to Klaipeda in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaliningrad.
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Kaliningrad, Russia — 2 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Brandenburg Gate, then get engrossed in the history at Konigsberg Stock Exchange, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Dom Kitoboya - Kaliningrad Museum of Soviet Period. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Icon of Our Lady of All Who Sorrow, admire the masterpieces at German Brakhert's House Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tikhoye Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad online visit planner.

You can drive from Klaipeda to Kaliningrad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Grodno.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Grodno, Belarus — 2 nights

The capital city of the region of the same name, Grodno (also called Hrodna) was built around the river flowing through it, and is known as a hub for the arts celebrating both modern and classical culture with three major theaters, a philharmonic society, and a multitude of museums.
On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Maksim Bahdanovic Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the HIstory of Religion, then examine the collection at Grodno Gates, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Iron. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Bernandine Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Brigitte Church, then examine the collection at House-Museum of Eliza Ozheshko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chabad Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grodno trip planner.

You can drive from Kaliningrad to Grodno in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Grodno can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kaunas.
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Kaunas, Lithuania — 2 nights

Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Aleksotas Hill, see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Aviation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Historical Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania in Kaunas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrude's Church (Gertrudos baznycia). Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Kauno Tado Ivanausko Zoologijas Muziejus, then examine the collection at Museum for the Blind, then see the interesting displays at Stumbras Museum, and finally wander the streets of Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kaunas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grodno to Kaunas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Grodno to Kaunas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Casimir are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, walk around Vingis Park, and examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Minsk.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Minsk, Belarus — 3 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Step off the beaten path and head to Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life. You'll explore and learn at Museum Strana Mini and Interactive Music Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, steep yourself in history at Trinity Hill, step off the mainland to explore Island of Birds, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Minsk online vacation planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Minsk due to the time zone difference. In July in Minsk, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Brest.
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Brest, Belarus — 2 nights

A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
On the 31st (Mon), learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Church, then examine the collection at War Museum - Territory of the World, and finally examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum. On your second day here, explore the activities along Rowing Canal, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate, get a new perspective on nature at Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Exaltation Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Millennium Monument.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brest holiday planner.

Getting from Minsk to Brest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.
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