15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Shuttle
5
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Shuttle to Sarandë, Drive to Butrint
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Butrint, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Moscow. In May, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Moscow

Highlights from your trip
Moscow Kremlin
Must see
Moscow Kremlin
4.7
Red Square ©
World heritage site
Red Square
4.7

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Hradcany and Church of Our Lady before Tyn. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Prague takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Prague. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
Highlights from your trip
Hradcany ©
Must see
Hradcany
4.7

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing planner.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in May: highs in Budapest hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Matthias Church ©
Must see
Matthias Church
4.7
Liberty Statue ©
Must see
Liberty Statue
4.6

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Tirana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. May in Tirana sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Military Museum
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
BunkArt 2 ©
Military Museum
BunkArt 2
4.5
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8

1
night

Jerusalem of the Balkans

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 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ohrid trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tirana in May: high temperatures in Ohrid hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Butrint.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Lake Ohrid ©
World heritage site
Lake Ohrid
4.8

1
night
Butrint, Albania

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Butrint visit app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Ohrid to Butrint takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ohrid in May, with highs in Butrint at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Butrint

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Butrint to Sofia in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Butrint in May, plan for little chillier nights in Sofia, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Boyana Church ©
World heritage site
Boyana Church
4.2
Church St. George Rotunda ©
Architectural Building
Church St. George Rotunda
4.4

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