15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
2
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Bratislava, Slovakia
— Few hours
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
15
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City, United States

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, contemplate the long history of Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip planner.

New York City, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, Tallinn is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Riga trip builder site .

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites
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Ponary cmentarz ©
Ponary cmentarz
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

1
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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Minsk road trip planning site .

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Vilnius to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Parks
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Loshitskiy Park ©
Loshitskiy Park
Church of All Saints ©
Church of All Saints

1
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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. On the 30th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Skateboarders, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chisinau online day trip planner .

You can fly from Minsk to Chisinau in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Chisinau is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
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 31st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at AFI Cotroceni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coral Temple, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Chisinau to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Coral Temple ©
Coral Temple
Old Town ©
Old Town
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 1st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker .

You can fly from Bucharest to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Rome. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Bucharest in August, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Samostan Sv.klare, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik attractions planner .

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect Sarajevo to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Zale Cemetery, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, then get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana journey builder .

Fly from Sarajevo to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Shopping
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Zale Cemetery ©
Zale Cemetery
Cankarjevo Nabrezje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrezje
Central Market ©
Central Market

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ljubljana to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Stary most and then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava online attractions planner .

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Stary most ©
Stary most

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, then look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

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Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping Historic Sites
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Central Market Hall ©
Central Market Hall

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

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Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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