60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive to Krk, Ferry to Lopar
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Misnjak Rab, Ferry to Stinica, Drive to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and finally visit Skadarlija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, then do a tasting at Podrum Probus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Belgrade is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beirut in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums

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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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Margaret Island and Lazar Equestrian Park. There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online tour planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Planty Park and Lost Souls Alley. Get some cultural insight at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Cmentarz Hutniczy w Gliwicach (in Gliwice), Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza) and Nikiszowiec (in Katowice). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip site.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, then pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Catherine, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Šv. Ignoto bažnyčios inkirai.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vilnius online visit planner.

Getting from Krakow to Vilnius by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

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.
Get in touch with nature at Traveller Tours and Off-Road Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Venture out of the city with trips to Haapsalu (Lihula Village, Haapsalu Castle, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy, and make a trip to Jardines del Rey Danes.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn holiday maker website.

Fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Get outdoors at Eco Path and Dyuny Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peter and Paul Fortress and Catherine's Body. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palace Square, admire the landmark architecture of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg vacation builder tool.

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 changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sedlec Ossuary and Lesser Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. Venture out of the city with trips to Kutna Hora (The Cathedral of Assumption, St Barbara's Church, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, make a trip to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague is minus 2 hours. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Bled Island and Bled Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Soča Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju), Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist & Lake Bohinj). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bled holiday tool.

You can drive from Prague to Bled in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bled are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, take a tour by water with Dolphin Watching Rovinj, then make a trip to Decumanus Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rab Island, Croatia

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Lopar Beach and Podsilo Beach. Popular historic sites such as Zidine Fortress and St. Ivan Evangelista are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rab Island: Northern Velebit National Park (in Krasno Polje) and Senj (Nehaj Castle & Lukovo Beach).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rab Island trip builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rovinj to Rab Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rab Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. You'll get in some beach time at Punta Rata Beach and Kasuni Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Trogir (The City Hall - Duke's Palace, Historic City of Trogir, &more), Sibenik (Rak Winery, Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac, &more) and Omis (Starigrad Fortress, Omis Cetina Canyon, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Split, delve into the distant past at Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, stroll through Brela Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip maker site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Rab Island to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. October in Split sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Bol, Croatia

— 4 nights
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac and Summer House Of Jerolim Kavanjin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and Lovrecina Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac), Sutivan (Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan & Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and Supetar (Supetar cemetery, Fun Dive Club, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, get some thrills out on the water with Nautic Center Bol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bol trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Spanish Fortress and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Dubovica Beach and Mekicevica Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Monastery, head off the coast to Island Galesnik, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip itinerary site.

Ride a ferry from Bol to Hvar in an hour. October in Hvar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 5 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korcula Old City and Plaza Divna. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vela Przina Beach and Zitna Beach. Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato), Vela Spila (in Vela Luka) and Massage Centre Ventus (in Viganj). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Korcula Explorer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trstenica Beach, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In October in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Sveti Jakov Beach and Beach Kupari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and Zarkovica Animal Shelter. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Church of Our Lady of the Snow). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum, kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kotor trip planning app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trips