58 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

58 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
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Budapest, Hungary — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

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Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Budapest hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Sarajevo.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, don't miss a visit to Latin Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sarajevo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, visit Old Town, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sarajevo in July since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Korcula Town, Croatia — 5 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Sveti Petar, and learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 5 nights

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.
Hvar is known for sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Split, Croatia — 5 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir), Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik) and Krka National Park (in Skradin). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bled.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Bled Island, take some stellar pictures from Straža Bled, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church.

You can plan Bled trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Split in August, with highs in Bled at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, and finally contemplate the long history of Latran houses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum obchodu Cesky Krumlov, then sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, and finally admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

Drive from Bled to Cesky Krumlov in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Prague, Czech Republic — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 30:

Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip tool.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Warsaw.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tallinn.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Tallinn, Estonia — 4 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.
Tallinn is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Tallinn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Warsaw, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Petersburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

St. Petersburg, Russia — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the striking features of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg day trip website.

Getting from Tallinn to St. Petersburg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Moscow, Russia — 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Red Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Yeliseyevskiy and then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16: