60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Popular historic sites such as Nativity of Christ Cathedral and Livu Square are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at House Of The Black Heads and Riga Town Hall Square. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Riga route builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Riga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Riga. September in Riga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 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 some cultural insight at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Tallinn Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toompea Hill and Kadriorg Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, steep yourself in history at Town Hall Pharmacy, and see the interesting displays at Great Guild Hall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral. The State Hermitage Museum and PinkRabbit Muzeros will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, get engrossed in the history at Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Square.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. September in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:

Moscow, Russia

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Basil's Cathedral and The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great. State Tretyakov Gallery and Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion) will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Moscow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vilnius.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Gediminas Castle Tower and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church Of St Peter And St Paul and Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), stroll the grounds of Vingis Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Vilnius day trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Vilnius in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Krakow, Poland

— 5 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Planty Park and St. Mary's Basilica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Krakow holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Margaret Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Citadel, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), don't miss a visit to Vijećnica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum Alija Izetbegovic, then see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, and then contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarajevo online visit planner.

Getting from Budapest to Sarajevo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery and Church of St. Clare. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blažena Ozana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotor road trip tool.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Kotor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarajevo in October; daily highs in Kotor reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Walls of Dubrovnik and St. Saviour Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik holiday planner.

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 5 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Let the collections at Atelier Abel and Bishop's Treasury Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Korcula Town Walls and Sveti Mihovil. Take a break from Korcula Town with a short trip to Ethno Museum Barilo in Blato, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Dupin Dive Centre, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

Split, Croatia

— 6 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Split and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and The City Hall - Duke's Palace are in your itinerary. Dedicate the 17th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: walk around Marjan Park, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, surround yourself with nature on Avere Tourism, and examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Korcula Town to Split by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vintgar Gorge and Bled Castle. Bled Island and Church of St. Oswald are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Ajman Castle (in Škofja Loka) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with Great Emerald Adventure, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Apiculture.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Split to Bled by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, Bled is slightly colder than Split - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Lobkowicz Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Bled to Prague by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30: