18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Omaha, United States
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
4
Brest, Belarus
— 1 night
bus + train:  3​h 15​min
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Omaha, United States

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village, then learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kiev vacation website .

Omaha, USA to Kiev is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Omaha to Kiev due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, things will get slightly colder in Kiev: highs are around 69°F and lows about 51°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village, Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

1
night
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chernobyl trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kiev to Chernobyl in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll set off for Minsk on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Outdoors Tours Parks
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nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
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 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Carriages, then see the interesting displays at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life, then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Trinity Hill, see the interesting displays at Iron Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Loshitskiy Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Minsk online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Chernobyl to Minsk with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Chernobyl, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Minsk, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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1
night
Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Art Museum Branch of Brest Regional Local Lore Museum Belarus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady, then take an in-depth tour of Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate, and finally examine the collection at War Museum - Territory of the World.

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Traveling by train from Minsk to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brest are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then contemplate the long history of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, then see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza) and then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner .

Getting from Brest to Warsaw by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brest to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Warsaw are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

2
nights
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.
You've now added Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tours to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of HistoryLand, and finally get where you need to go with Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Transportation Tours
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at MedvEdarium and then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

MedvEdarium
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rhinluch and then steep yourself in history at Potsdam's Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Potsdam's Gardens, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Rhinluch
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

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