15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 8 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel svatého Jiljí, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Prague is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Prague. In May, Prague is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

— 1 night

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, then identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca day trip planning app.

Fly from Prague to Cluj-Napoca in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Cluj-Napoca is 1 hour. When traveling from Prague in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cluj-Napoca, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Wildlife

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

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Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sofia trip builder tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Sofia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery, Cavtat Old Town, &more) and Ston (Ston Old Town & Stonske zidine - Ulaz). Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take a stroll through Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sofia to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Sofia in May, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow online day trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Krakow in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in May, with highs in Krakow at 66°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Tours · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Transylvania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area.