46 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

46 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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46 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw, Poland
1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 5 nights
2
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
3
Odessa, Ukraine
— 1 night
4
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 5 nights
bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Krasnodar, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  12​h 30​min
6
Volgograd, Russia
— 5 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
7
Saratov, Russia
— 1 night
bus:  8​h
8
Oral, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
9
Aktobe, Kazakhstan
— 1 day
10
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
11
Karagandy, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
12
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Wroclaw, Poland

5
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.
Visit Church of the Jesuits and Lychakiv Cemetery for their historical value. Pidhirtsi Castle and Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lviv with an excursion to Zolochiv Castle in Zolochiv--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv tour builder tool .

Wroclaw, Poland to Lviv is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wroclaw to Lviv is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pidhirtsi Castle, Zolochiv Castle
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Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits
Pidhirtsi Castle ©
Pidhirtsi Castle

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Josafat Trinitarian Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Madonna Icon Cathedral Ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Paul, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon, snap pictures at National Historical and Architectural Reserve Kamyanets, and then delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kamianets-Podilskyi vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kamianets-Podilskyi are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Odessa.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon

1
night
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 13th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, then kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore, then see the interesting displays at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Faltz-Fein House (House with the Atlanteans), don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then choose your vessel at NSK Yachts, then see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Odessa.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip planning site .

Getting from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Odessa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Odessa are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Museums Transportation

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum ©
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum

5
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and Cembalo Fortress. Get a sense of the local culture at Mangup Kale fortress and Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35. Explore Sevastopol's surroundings by going to Eski Kermen (in Kholmovka), Balaklava (Valley of Death & Balaklava Bay) and Temple of The Sun (in Laspi). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, examine the collection at Malakhov Barrow, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Fiolent, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inkerman Cave Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Odessa to Sevastopol takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Balaklava, Inkerman, Bakhchisaray, Eski Kermen, Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Temple of The Sun ©
Temple of The Sun
Mangup Kale fortress ©
Mangup Kale fortress

2
nights
Krasnodar, Russia

Krasnodar ©
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery 7 Kartin, examine the collection at F. Kovalenko the Krasnodar Regional Art Museum, explore the world behind art at The Krasnodar Regional Art Museum Of Kovalenko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voyskovoy sobor svyatogo blagovernogo knyazya Aleksandra Nevskogo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Memorial Museum Reserve, take an in-depth tour of The Krasnodar state history and archeology culture preserve named after E.D. Felitsyn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshal Zhukov's Park, and finally admire the striking features of Memorial Arch Kuban Proud of Them.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krasnodar itinerary planning app .

Drive from Sevastopol to Krasnodar in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sevastopol to Krasnodar due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Krasnodar

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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5
nights
Volgograd, Russia

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Mamayev Hill Monuments and Flour Mill Ruins are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alley of the Heroes and Pavlov's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volgograd: Museum of Russian Fairytale (in Kirovets) and Volzhsky (Volzhskiy Local Lore Museum & Volzhskiy Art Gallery). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Eternal Flame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, appreciate the history behind 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and look and learn at Volgograd Planetarium.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krasnodar to Volgograd takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krasnodar in September, things will get slightly colder in Volgograd: highs are around 26°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saratov.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Volzhsky, Museum of Russian Fairytale
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Pavlov's House ©
Pavlov's House
Muzey-Zapovednik ©
Museum Pamyat ©
Museum Pamyat

1
night
Saratov, Russia

Saratov ©
Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Volga River, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Einstein's Interesting Sciences, and finally examine the collection at Saratov State Radischev Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Saratov State Museum of Military Glory, pause for some serene contemplation at Duhososhestvenskiy Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of N. Chernyshevskiy's Memorial Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Vremena, then examine the collection at Saratov Ethnographic Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chernyshevskogo Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saratov travel planning site .

Getting from Volgograd to Saratov by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Volgograd in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saratov: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Oral.

Things to do in Saratov

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God, Volga River
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3
nights
Oral, Kazakhstan

Oral ©
Orál, Ural'sk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan rivers close to the Russian border. Your inner history buff will appreciate Christ The Savior Cathedral and Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail. Museum Old Oral and Regional History State Museum GKKP will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, examine the collection at House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva, make a trip to Red Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oral trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saratov to Oral. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Aqtau Time is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Aktobe.

Things to do in Oral

Museums Historic Sites
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Manshuk Mametova House-Museum ©
Manshuk Mametova House-Museum
Regional History State Museum GKKP ©
Regional History State Museum GKKP
House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva ©
House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva

1
day
Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Aktobe ©
Aktobe is a city on the Ilek River in Kazakhstan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument Abul Khair Khan and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque Nur-Gasyr.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aktobe road trip planner .

You can fly from Oral to Aktobe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Aktobe, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Astana.

Things to do in Aktobe

Historic Sites
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Monument Abul Khair Khan ©
Monument Abul Khair Khan

6
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Get some historical perspective at Nur-Astana Mosque and Hazret Sultan Mosque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism and Arai. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Gashyktar. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, get great views at Quay Astana, learn about all things military at Kazakhstan Military History Museum, and make a trip to The Baiterek Tower.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Astana trip planner .

Getting from Aktobe to Astana by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Aktobe to Astana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Karagandy.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Arai ©
Arai
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

1
night
Karagandy, Kazakhstan

Karagandy ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Qarqaraly National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Karagandy route maker website .

You can drive from Astana to Karagandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Astana in October, expect slightly colder with lows of -4°C in Karagandy. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Karagandy

Nature Parks
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park

6
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Appreciate the collections at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia and Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Mongolian Statehood History Museum. Go for a jaunt from Ulaanbaatar to Gorkhi Terelj National Park to see Ariyabal Meditation Temple about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandantegchenling Monastery, explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park, get all the equipment you need at Cheketours, and pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulaanbaatar trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Karagandy to Ulaanbaatar. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Karagandy to Ulaanbaatar. Traveling from Karagandy in October, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in Ulaanbaatar. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ariyabal Meditation Temple, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art ©
Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art
Manzshir Monastery ©
Manzshir Monastery

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