34 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

34 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: Karlovy Vary (Vanocni dum, Vridelni kolonada, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, and find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary builder site.

Taipei, Taiwan to Prague is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Prague due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in April, with highs in Prague at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Find places to stay Apr 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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the galleries of Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, then steep yourself in history at Minorite Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Trebon Castle Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Schwarzenberska Hrobka, get great views at Radnicni vez, then see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, then walk around The Castle Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus.

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You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to E-Exit Escape Game and Margaret Island. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. Mary's Basilica. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Zakopane (Giewont Mountain, Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, &more). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krakow tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Change things up with these side-trips from Warsaw: Lodz (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, Lodz Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palace on the Island, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Culture and Science.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Gdansk, Poland

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Venture out of the city with trips to Slowinski National Park (in Baltic Coast), Muzeum - Kaszubski Park Etnograficzny im. Teodory i Izydora Gulgowskich (in Waglikowice) and St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) (in Elblag). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty, contemplate the long history of Stutthof Concentration Camp, and examine the collection at Sala BHP.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vilnius.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and finally visit Vilnius Old Town. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then don't miss a visit to St John's church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Gdansk to Vilnius in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gdansk to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Riga Town Hall Square and Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Explore Riga's surroundings by going to Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale), Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS (in Jurmala) and The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska (in Bauska). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), explore the activities along Pilsetas kanals, and see the interesting displays at The World of Hat Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Olaf’s Church and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallinn: Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo) and Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse). There's much more to do: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tallinn, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19: