12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Romania Motorcycle Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Bucharest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Berlin to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Kotor, Montenegro

— 1 night

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, make a trip to Our Lady of Health, kick back and relax at Bajova Kula Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, and finally examine the collection at Cats Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotor road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Kotor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip app.

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by By Lyna Conceptstore, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then stroll around Marjan Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then look and learn at Zagreb Observatory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, things will get little chillier in Zagreb: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Eger, Hungary

— 1 night

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, enjoy some diversion at Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park, learn about winemaking at Valley of the Beautiful Women, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Dobo Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eger route planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Eger takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Eger, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
On the 19th (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Eger to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.