32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe planner

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

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and The Vrtba Garden for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's much more to do: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate the long history of Old Royal Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel svatého Jiljí, and admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Prague is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Krakow, Poland

— 4 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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Zamek Królewski. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then explore the galleries of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then make a trip to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), and finally pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Kumu Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Tallinn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In May, Tallinn is a bit cooler than Warsaw - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and The Marly Palace. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Catherine's Body, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip 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 moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally contemplate the long history of Andronikov Monastery.

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

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Let the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Franciscan Church and Monastery and Fort Lovrijenac. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Old Town, browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Korcula Explorer and Korcula Town Walls. Bags by Kristina and Korcula Town Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Forteca, and view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town route planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Hvar, Croatia

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Spanish Fortress and Fort Napoljun - Napolean are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Island Galesnik and Mekicevica Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Benedictine Monastery.

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

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites