30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe travel route maker

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Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tallinn
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Red Square.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Moscow is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Moscow due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, make a trip to Palace Square, and explore the galleries of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg journey builder.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and make a trip to Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

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 10th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the next day, have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online route builder.

Getting from Tallinn to Krakow by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Krakow is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tallinn in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Krakow, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and stop by Lesser Town.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Prague attractions planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest road trip tool.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Nature
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Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, then get great views at Mala Osojnica, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bled sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bled takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. July in Bled sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then examine the collection at Froggyland. Keep things going the next day: walk around Marjan Park, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bled to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in July; daily highs in Split reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Hvar, Croatia

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Studio Pharos.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Korcula Explorer, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, make a trip to Atelier Abel, and look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Korcula Town road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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: take a stroll through Old Town, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums