56 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

56 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Drive to Kelowna International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Fly to Zurich, Train to Vaduz
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
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Train to Zurich, Fly to Barcelona, Bus to Andorra la Vella
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 4 nights
Bus to Barcelona, Fly to Valletta
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ercan International Airport, Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Dilijan
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Dilijan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Tbilisi
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Fly
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly to Kelowna International Airport, Drive to Kamloops

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Christiansborg Slot. You'll explore and learn at Geo Center Mons Klint and Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Mons Klint (in Moen), Liselund (in Borre) and Elmelunde Kirke (in Stege). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and steep yourself in history at Holmens Kirke.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen route maker app.

Kamloops, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Kamloops to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Saint Paul's Church, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), &more), Ieper (Ypres) (Essex Farm Cemetery & Ramparts Cemetery) and Begijnhof (in Kortrijk). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planning app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint John the Baptist, then steep yourself in history at Holy Ghost Citadel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Am Tunnel (BCEE Batiment Rousegaertchen), get engrossed in the history at Museum Drai Eechelen, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Thungen, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City online trip builder.

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 2 nights
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 28th (Wed), shop like a local with English Building Art Space, step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph at Parish Church, take an in-depth tour of Das Walsermuseum, Triesenberg, explore the world behind art at Treasure Chamber of the Principality of Liechtenstein, then ponder the world of politics at Landtag of Liechtenstein, then examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and finally examine the collection at Postal Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vaduz travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Luxembourg City to Vaduz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 4 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit and Museo de la Moto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario de Meritxell and Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, contemplate the long history of Barri Antic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Andorra la Vella day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Vaduz to Andorra la Vella in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valletta.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Valletta, Malta

— 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palace Armoury, pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, learn about all things military at Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, then contemplate the long history of War HQ Tunnel, and finally see the interesting displays at Carmelite Priory Mdina. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Victories Church, admire the striking features of Il-Berga ta' Kastilja, get engrossed in the history at Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Rocca Piccola, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis' Church Valletta, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Valletta online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Andorra la Vella to Valletta in 9 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Valletta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens planning tool.

Getting from Valletta to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tirana.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums

Tirana, Albania

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, then get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, then delve into the distant past at Fortress of Justinian, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rruga Murat Toptani. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Royal Villa of Durres, contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, and finally explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tirana route builder site.

Getting from Athens to Tirana by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tirana when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, examine the collection at Museum Alija Izetbegovic, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor's Mosque, see the interesting displays at Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, and finally stroll the grounds of Alifakovac Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sarajevo holiday planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Sarajevo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Sarajevo is slightly colder than Tirana - with highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 13th (Fri), take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - War Photography Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square, explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then examine the collection at Zagreb City Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip app.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Skopje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 2 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre, then examine the collection at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, and finally admire the striking features of Daut Pasha Hamam. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija Martinoski, and finally learn about winemaking at Brzanov Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Skopje trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Skopje by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, you will find days in Skopje are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 4 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Red Flat and National Museum of Military History. Do some cultural sightseeing at Boyana Church and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, explore the ancient world of Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, view the masterpieces at Galeria Nina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Boyana Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia road trip website.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Skopje in August, plan for little chillier days in Sofia, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nicosia.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Nicosia, Cyprus

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Famagusta City Walls and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paphos Harbour Castle and Salamis Ancient City. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nicosia: Famagusta (Ghost Town Varosha, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, &more), Paphos (Tombs of the Kings, Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, &more) and Timios Stavros Monastery (in Omodos). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, examine the collection at Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, and admire the masterpieces at A. G. Leventis Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nicosia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Nicosia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Nicosia is a bit warmer than Sofia - with highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dilijan.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan, Armenia

— 2 nights

Armenian Switzerland

An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goshavank Monastery and Saint Sargis Chapel. You'll explore and learn at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum and The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Makaravank Monastery (in Ijevan), Kirants Monastery (in Acharkut) and Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Saint Harutyun Church, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Jukhtakvank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Bjni Church, walk around Peace Circle Park, and don't miss a visit to Bjni Fortress.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nicosia to Dilijan. Traveling from Nicosia to Dilijan, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nicosia in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Dilijan, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 3 nights
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Narikala Fortress and Ikalto Monastery Complex will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and Tsinandali Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Tsinandali (House-museum of Chavchavadze & Shumi Winery), Mtskheta (The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Samtavro Church, &more) and Giant Plane Tree (in Telavi). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Lamplighter, and explore the world behind art at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Dilijan to Tbilisi with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, then view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Baku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Minsk.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Minsk, Belarus

— 3 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and Money Museum Groshi. Popular historic sites such as Mir Castle and Khatyn Memorial are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sula History Park-Museum (in Sula) and Holy Resurrection Cathedral (in Barysaw). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Mary Magdalene, appreciate the extensive heritage of Loshitskiy Park, and see the interesting displays at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk road trip planning app.

Getting from Baku to Minsk by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. In August, Minsk is slightly colder than Baku - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and finally see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania. On the next day, walk around Vingis Park, examine the collection at Amber Museum-Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Evangelical Church (Evangeliku Reformatu Baznycia), then take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum (The Green House), then see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and finally wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vilnius online tour planner.

Getting from Minsk to Vilnius by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. September in Vilnius sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Riga, Latvia

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, examine the collection at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pilsetas kanals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Decorative Art and Design, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riga trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, steep yourself in history at Peter the Great House Museum, examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church, then make a trip to Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Tallinn Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, shop like a local with The Little Red House Design Store, get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, then steep yourself in history at Tallinn Legends, and finally see the interesting displays at Estonian Health Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn route planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums