17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  10​h 15​min
1
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Dubovica and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and finally wander the streets of Milna.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hvar online route planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hvar is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Hvar is minus 1 hour. In October, Hvar is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Island of Lokrum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Church of St Joseph. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, shop like a local with Art by Stjepko, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik attractions planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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.
Visiting Palatinus Strandfürdő and Sas Hill Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, things will get a bit cooler in Budapest: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. Get some historical perspective at Wawel Cathedral and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow holiday planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Prague for Two and Kunraticky Forest. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, identify plant and animal life at Devil's Channel, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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