28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Moscow, Russia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Patriarch's Pond, then stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moscow day trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Moscow is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 4 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 museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the striking features of Khrushhev's Homestead.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel planning app.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Tallinn.
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), visit Tallinn Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, then stroll around Kadriorg Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Toompea Hill, make a trip to Peapiiskopi Kirik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Tallinn to Krakow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tallinn to Krakow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in May; daily highs in Krakow reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague trip site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Split holiday planning app.

You can fly from Prague to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in June, expect Split to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Abel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Sveti Petar, then browse the exhibits of Vapor gallery, and finally make a trip to Kula Morska Vrata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, then stop by Coral Shop Irena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. In June in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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 8th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, make a trip to Pile Gate, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Onophrian Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

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

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. June in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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