53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Klagenfurt, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Bus to Andorra la Vella
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
Bus to Barcelona, Fly to Belgrade
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Drive
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Magio Beach and Tyrsovo nabrezie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Devin Castle and Michalska Brana. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Uluv, and admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Bratislava is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Bratislava, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some historical perspective at Bled Castle and Ljubljana Castle. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerija Hest and The Jakopic Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Bled) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, examine the collection at Railway Museum, have fun and explore at House of Illusions, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana route maker app.

Getting from Bratislava to Ljubljana by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 2 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Visit Santuario de Meritxell and Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella for their historical value. Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit and Casa de la Vall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino, walk around Parc Central, shop like a local with Illa Carlemany Shopping Center, and trek along Estany de la Nou.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Andorra la Vella trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ljubljana to Andorra la Vella in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Belgrade.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then visit Skadarlija, then shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and finally get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Andorra la Vella to Belgrade takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Belgrade sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally get all the equipment you need at Romania Motorcycle Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest road trip planning website.

You can fly from Belgrade to Bucharest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Bucharest sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 5 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vitosha Boulevard and Galeria Nina. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rila Monastery and Temple Sveti Nikolay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Rila National Park (in Rila) and Koprivshtitsa (Oslekov's House, Todor Kableshkov House Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and explore the world behind art at The Red Flat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sofia road trip planner.

Getting from Bucharest to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nicosia.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Nicosia, Cyprus

— 4 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Relax by the water at Nissi Beach and Fig Tree Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tombs of the Kings and The Place. Venture out of the city with trips to Paphos (Neldi Art Gallery & Kato Paphos Archaeological Park). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, steep yourself in history at Buyuk Han, explore the world behind art at Traditional house, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nicosia route planning website.

You can fly from Sofia to Nicosia in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Nicosia is somewhat warmer than Sofia - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Let the collections at Al Fahidi Fort and Sharjah Museums capture your imagination. Head to The Dubai Mall and Souk Madinat Jumeirahfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Sharjah (Sharjah Calligraphy Museum & Sharjah Heritage Museum) and Al Ain (Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, Al Jahili Fort, &more). Spend the 27th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, and get engrossed in the history at Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dubai trip planner.

Fly from Nicosia to Dubai in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nicosia to Dubai is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nicosia in July: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 49°C and lows are around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
You'll get in some beach time at Saadiyat Beach Club and Al hudayriat island beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque. Spend the 2nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, tee off at Al Ghazal Golf Club, and stroll through Saadiyat Public Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi online journey planner.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 50°C, while at night they dip to 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Golden Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, things will get much colder in Kyiv (Kiev): highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

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 7th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Dom Kartin, buy something for everyone on your list at Zamok Mall, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Expobel Shopping Center, wander the streets of Upper City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then get outside with Trinity Hill, and finally pick up some local products at Minskiy Komarovskiy Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Minsk travel planner.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tsekh Vilnius and Terra Recognita. Trakai Island Castle Museum and St. Anne's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, view the masterpieces at Amber Museum-Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and wander the streets of Gediminas Avenue.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Popular historic sites such as Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and St. Peter's Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and examine the collection at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga attractions planner.

Drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Riga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Kumu Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Kakumae Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, shop like a local with Koopa Galerii, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tallinn road trip app.

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Appreciate the collections at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Sovereign's Fun. Visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Neva Embankments.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature