30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin and then admire the masterpieces at New Tretyakov Gallery.

For maps and tourist information, read Moscow travel planner.

Orlando, USA to Moscow is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in April: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 50°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, step aboard Cruiser Aurora, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally make a trip to Toompea Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, then walk around Kadriorg Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Tallinn sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tallinn in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Warsaw: highs are around 56°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Petřín, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and meet the residents at Prague Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague itinerary builder site.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Devin Castle. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Michalska Brana, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. April in Bratislava sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, examine the collection at Galerija 11/07/95, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Sarajevo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day 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. In April in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30: