23 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

23 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe Trip Planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Viljandi, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Fly to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest holiday planner.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Budapest is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Asuncion in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

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 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, then contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): walk around Savinska Dubrava Park, then kick back and relax at Dobreč Beach, and then step aboard Porto Montenegro.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Kotor in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kotor, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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 (Thu): look for gifts at Clara Stones, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stradun, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and then go for a walk through Ronald Brown Pathway.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dubrovnik trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Rovinj, Croatia

— 3 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): walk around Punta Corrente, then wander the wide-open spaces of Moncerlongo Ranch, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo, and finally steep yourself in history at Monkodonja Hill Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of local nightlife at Medulin Excursions, look for gifts at Stella Beer 2 Go, and then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena.

Find out how to plan Rovinj trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of St Stephens Church, then make a trip to Church of Christ Pantocrator, and then make a splash at Action Aquapark.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sunny Beach sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Rovinj to Sunny Beach in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Sunny Beach, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Riga.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

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 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, then soothe aching muscles at Bikram Yoga Riga, and finally take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga). On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Rundāle Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Riga trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sunny Beach to Riga by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Riga is slightly colder than Sunny Beach - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tallinna Raekoja Plats and Kadriorg Park. Go for a jaunt from Tallinn to Vasalemma to see Rummu Ash-Hills about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Toompea Hill, have some family-friendly fun at Medieval Photo, get a sense of history and politics at Tallinna Raekoda, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip maker tool.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tallinn, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Viljandi.

Things to do in Tallinn

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Viljandi, Estonia

— 2 nights
Viljandi is a town and municipality in southern Estonia with a population of 17,473 in 2013. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soomaa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Viljandi Rope Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Viljandi, and then walk around Viljandi Lossipark.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Viljandi tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Tallinn to Viljandi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Viljandi, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Viljandi

Parks · Nature