29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Madrid, Spain

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planning website .

Madrid, Spain to Prague is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Prague at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krakow road trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kumu Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Olaf’s Church.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Tallinn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in August, expect nights in Tallinn to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

4
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, stroll around Park And Gardens of Peterhof, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow tour planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Budapest holiday planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Budapest in 6.5 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. When traveling from Moscow in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at Origin Croatian Cosmetics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Split takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Omis
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and head off the coast to Jerolim.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, and don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

Before you visit Korcula Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by car takes about 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Old Town, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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