17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
Train:  2 h 45 min
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Chisinau, Moldova
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
End: Bucharest, Romania

4
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Mir Castle (in Mir) and Nesvizh Castle (in Nesvizh). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, deepen your understanding at Khatyn Memorial, and brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Minsk tour itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Minsk is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mir Castle, Khatyn Memorial, Nesvizh Castle
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kiev due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

4
nights
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Take a break from Chisinau with a short trip to Curchi Monastery in Orhei, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chisinau trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kiev to Chisinau in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Curchi Monastery, Cricova Winery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch
Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery

4
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. November in Bucharest sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cernica Monastery
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
Walking tours

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