21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
2
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
5
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Tampa, United States

2
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, make a trip to Victory Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archangel Mikhail, then pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, and finally learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini, and finally don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk holiday planning website .

Tampa, USA to Minsk is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tampa to Minsk due to the time zone difference. In February, Minsk is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 33°F and lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Minsk

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, explore the world behind art at Glass Museum In Lviv, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Lviv City Hall. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Market Square, pause for some photo ops at Column of St. Christopher, admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner .

Getting from Minsk to Lviv by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Insomnia - The Haunted House ©
Insomnia - The Haunted House
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral, then Head underground at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, and finally make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square). Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

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You can fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In February in Kiev, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

2
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, then make a trip to Potemkin Steps, and finally don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street. On your second day here, meet the residents at Odessa Delphinarium Nemo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Garden, then don't miss a visit to Passage, and finally examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Odessa online tour planner .

Getting from Kiev to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. February in Odessa sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chisinau.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Room Escape Games

2
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. On the 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Stefan cel Mare Park, pause for some photo ops at Stephen the Great Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and finally learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dendrarium Park, and finally admire the striking features of Triumphal Arch.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chisinau online itinerary planner .

Getting from Odessa to Chisinau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
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Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Saint Naum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, steep yourself in history at St. Jovan Kaneo, then don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Hayati Tekke.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ohrid holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Ohrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chisinau to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum

2
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, then explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then make a trip to Phillip II of Macedon. On the next day, make a trip to Mosque Iskhak-Bek, appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Ascension of Jesus, snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Kale.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Skopje route website .

Drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Postojna Caves (in Postojna) and Bled (Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) & Lake Bled). Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Tromostovje, don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Skopje to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Skopje in February, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Caves
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Room Escape Games

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