28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 day
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Makarska, Ferry to Sumartin, Drive to Bol
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Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Stari Grad, Ferry to Split, Drive to Bled
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tallinn
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
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Kotor, Montenegro

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks.

Plan my day in Kotor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kotor is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Kotor, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect nights in Kotor to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 1st (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, visit Cavtat Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in June, you will find days in Dubrovnik are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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Bol, Croatia

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and finally kick back and relax at Murvica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bol tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dubrovnik to Bol in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kastilac Fort, steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Hvar, Croatia

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvar Beach, then kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and finally kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. On your second day here, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar online journey 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 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Triglav National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, trek along Vintgar Gorge, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, then stroll through Straža Bled, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bled travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Bled takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hvar in July: high temperatures in Bled hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe.

Plan my day in Cesky Krumlov using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bled to Cesky Krumlov in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peter and Paul Fortress and Faberge Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, make a trip to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Prague to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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Tallinn, Estonia

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 17th (Fri): visit Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Kadriorg Palace, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tallinn online visit planner.

You can 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 in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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Vilnius, Lithuania

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 19th (Sun): explore the galleries of Trakai Island Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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Gdansk, Poland

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 21st (Tue), get outside with Sopot Beach, get engrossed in the history at Abbots Granary, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gdansk journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Gdansk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Gdansk. July in Gdansk sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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Krakow, Poland

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 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Krakow by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Gdansk 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then make a splash at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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