52 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

52 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 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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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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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: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

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Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Budapest hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sarajevo.
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vijećnica, contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sarajevo travel route planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik online itinerary 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. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.
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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: head off the coast to Badija, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel, and examine the collection at House of Marco Polo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town online attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 5 nights

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.
Hvar is known for sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, stroll around Sumica Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hvar attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Split, Croatia — 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Krka National Park (in Skradin), Skrip (Museum of Brac, The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omiš). Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, learn about winemaking at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and walk around Marjan Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 1 night

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

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You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 5 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Soča Valley (in Bovec), Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Colnar - Boatman, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get great views at Petřín, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague online trip planner.

You can fly from Bled to Prague in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) 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: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, explore the galleries of Barbican, Museum of Krakow, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Phoenix City

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 19th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Warsaw driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 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, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, stroll through Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and make a trip to Tallinna Teletorn.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Tallinn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Tallinn. While traveling from Warsaw, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Petersburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the majestic nature at Kolonistskiy Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

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 changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Moscow.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Yeliseyevskiy and then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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