22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 3rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and then stop by Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gdansk tour builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gdansk is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In mei, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

2
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius online travel route planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gdansk to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. mei in Vilnius sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Church Of St Peter And St Paul ©
Church Of St Peter And St Paul
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, then make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally walk around Kadriorg Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip planner.

Fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vilnius in mei, with highs in Tallinn at 18°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Peapiiskopi Kirik ©
Peapiiskopi Kirik
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

3
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 Faberge Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kazan Cathedral and Peterhof State Museum Preserve. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, examine the collection at Grand Maket Russia, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in mei, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla
Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

3
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.
St Barbara's Church and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In mei, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Spas

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Danube River, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then make a trip to Knez Mihailova, and finally take a stroll through Skadarlija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, and then kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija.

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You can fly from Prague to Belgrade in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in mei, you will find days in Belgrade are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Tours Beaches
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Danube River ©
Danube River
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visiting Marjan Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic City of Trogir and Spanjola. Venture out of the city with trips to Zadar (Church of St. Donat, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Split and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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You can fly from Belgrade to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In mei, daytime highs in Split are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Zadar, Spanjola, Historic City of Trogir
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cavtat Old Town and Lapad. Get some cultural insight at Fort Lovrijenac and Cavtat Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Pile Gate, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik vacation maker site.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In mei, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Lapad ©
Lapad
Cavtat Seaside Promenade ©
Cavtat Seaside Promenade

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