15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Shop till you drop at Nevsky Prospekt and Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden. Museum-lovers will get to explore Saint Isaac's Cathedral and MARS Center. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and get a taste of the local shopping with Solo Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get little chillier in St. Petersburg: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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.
On the 6th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, and finally wander the streets of Ulica Florianska.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krakow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, stop by Omorovicza Boutique & Spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, then wander the streets of Vaci Street, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 10th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, take a stroll through Skadarlija, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
On the 11th (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally make a trip to Pile Gate. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, wander the streets of Old Town, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

Plan trip to Dubrovnik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally look for gifts at Filigran Split.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Hradcany, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally view the masterpieces at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague online travel route builder.

Getting from Split to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Split in May, with highs in Prague at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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