18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cieszyn, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krakow route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Krakow is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cieszyn.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

2
nights
Cieszyn, Poland

Cieszyn ©
Cieszyn is a border-town in southern Poland on the east bank of the Olza River, and the administrative seat of Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship. On the 29th (Fri), take a stroll around "Kornel i Przyjaciele" Kawiarnia-Ksiegarnia-Antykwariat, get to know the fascinating history of Old Market Square, then take in panoramic vistas at Piastowska Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Gora Zamkowa. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at European Bison Reservation and then get to know the fascinating history of Cieszyn Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cieszyn trip planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Cieszyn in 2 hours. In May, Cieszyn is slightly colder than Krakow - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Cieszyn

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

European Bison Reservation
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Well of Three Brothers ©
Well of Three Brothers

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 31st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Anonymous Pedestrians and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cieszyn to Wroclaw in 3 hours. Traveling from Cieszyn in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Wroclaw: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums
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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka

3
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.
Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online trip maker .

You can drive from Wroclaw to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Latran houses and then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Latran houses
Latran houses
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
St. Jost Church ©
St. Jost Church

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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