46 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

46 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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

— 3 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Prague is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Prague. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in August: high temperatures in Prague hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, explore the galleries of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Vijećnica.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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.
On the 18th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, stop by Old Town, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 4 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: take a spin around town with Korcula Explorer, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Korcula Town road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Hvar, Croatia

— 5 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.
On the 25th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Spanish Fortress, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, take in the waterfront activity at Riva Harbor, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Split online itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Lake Milino, explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades, and finally explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature

Bled, Slovenia

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
When in Bled, make a side trip to see Lake Bohinj in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately Bohinjsko Jezero away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bled road trip tool.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, admire the landmark architecture of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square. On the next day, stop by Yeliseyevskiy, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moscow trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bled to Moscow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bled to Moscow. Traveling from Bled in September, you will find days in Moscow are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
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, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg tour itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, surround yourself with nature on Traveller Tours, and then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Catherine's Passage.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn online trip maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn. In September in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife