60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Kostroma, Russia
— 3 nights
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Tula, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 2 nights
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Sochi, Russia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Anne's Church and Ponary cmentarz are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Vilnius Old Town and Vilnius Cathedral. Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Toy museum, and get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Vilnius is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Vilnius, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get cooler in Vilnius: highs are around 26°F and lows about 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 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.
Kumu Art Museum and Toompea Hill will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and St. Olaf’s Church. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, stop by Tallinn Old Town, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

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 Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Erarta Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace Square and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg journey builder.

You can drive from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Kostroma.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

Kostroma, Russia

— 3 nights
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Get a sense of the local culture at Monastery of st Ipaty and Private Museum Music and Time. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yaroslavl Embankment and St. John the Baptist Church. Go for a jaunt from Kostroma to Sumarokovo to see Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kostroma visit site.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kostroma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in January; daily highs in Kostroma reach 18°F and lows reach 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Kostroma

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Tula, Russia

— 1 night
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Tula Kremlin Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tula route builder app.

Getting from Kostroma to Tula by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Moscow, Russia

— 4 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 The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Moscow Kremlin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily and Kolomna Kremlin. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Museum Pastila Factory (in Kolomna) and Sergiyev Posad (Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) & Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Red Square, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow road trip tool.

Drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Moscow are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Kazan, Russia

— 2 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan trip planning site.

You can fly from Moscow to Kazan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moscow in January, with highs in Kazan at 16°F and lows at 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Sochi, Russia

— 2 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the 26th (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, then stroll through Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, and then fly down the slopes at Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sochi Park, then walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sochi trip planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Sochi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in January, expect Sochi to be much hotter, temps between 50°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Riga.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Riga, Latvia

— 5 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.
Visit House of the Black Heads and Turaida Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Riga Cathedral and Musee Art Nouveau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Mezakakis Adventure Park (in Sigulda) and Saulkrasti Beach (in Saulkrasti). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and stroll through Jurmala Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Riga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sochi to Riga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sochi in January, expect nights in Riga to be little chillier, around 23°F, while days are much colder, around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Kaliningrad, Russia

— 3 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kurshskaya Kosa and B-413 Submarine Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Konigsberg Cathedral and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of the World Ocean, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", don't miss a visit to Fishing Village, and appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad day trip planning website.

Getting from Riga to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kaliningrad can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Gdansk, Poland

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Your inner history buff will appreciate Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Gdańsk Town Hall. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk road trip planning website.

Drive from Kaliningrad to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Gdansk is minus 1 hour. February in Gdansk sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Warsaw, Poland

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krakowskie Przedmiescie and POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Old Town. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and steep yourself in history at Palace on the Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Warsaw are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to HistoryLand and Planty Park. Get some cultural insight at Wawel Cathedral and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, learn something new at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online visit planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Budapest Pinball Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Liberty Statue and Citadel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Eger (Valley of the Beautiful Women, Eger Castle, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest travel route planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Church of St. Elizabeth and Michalska Brana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Devin Castle and Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bratislava: Dolna Krupa Castle (in Dolna Krupa) and VINO MRVA & STANKO (in Trnava). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), don't miss a visit to Hlavne Namestie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and appreciate the history behind Cumil.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava online travel planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Popular historic sites such as Predjama Castle and Bled Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Škocjan Caves and Postojna Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Great Emerald Adventure, Straža Bled, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online travel route planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. February in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.