16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peter and Paul Fortress and Kazan Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and admire the masterpieces at MARS Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Faberge Museum ©
Faberge Museum

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll around Kadriorg Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, thenstop by Tallinn Old Town, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, thendon't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tallinn itinerary tool.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

1
night
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 19th (Wed), admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, thencontemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, thenexplore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Krakow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tallinn in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest online route builder.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 22nd (Sat), stop by Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dubrovnik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Budapest in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, thenkick back and relax at Lovrecina Bay, and then explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bol route builder website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Bol takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Lovrecina Bay, Museum of Brac
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, stroll around Marjan Park, thensteep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thenadmire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, thensnap pictures at Charles Bridge, thensteep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally wander the streets of Hradcany.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague travel route app.

You can fly from Split to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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