15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Citadel. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 15th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego), then get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum.

Plan trip to Warsaw with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Budapest to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Warsaw hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Treblinka Memorial
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Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, look for gifts at Art Nouveau Riga, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Riga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Warsaw in October, plan for little chillier days in Riga, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

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Holy Trinity Church
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Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Great Guild Hall, take an in-depth tour of Peter the Great House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Niguliste Museum, examine the collection at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), then look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Sophia Cathedral and State Aviation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kiev: Mezhyhirya Residence Museum (in Novi Petrivtsi) and Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum (in Zhytomyr). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts, make a trip to Director. Observer Sculpture, examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kiev day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Tallinn to Kiev in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kiev are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village, Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum, Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

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