22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

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 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle (hrad), then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle (Hrad).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Bratislava is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bratislava due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Bratislava at 62°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica, see the interesting displays at House of Terror, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

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Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

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.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prague Zoo, take a stroll through Castle District, then make a trip to Old Town Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague tour site .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Historic Old Town are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wieliczka Salt Mine and St. Mary's Basilica. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), and don't miss a visit to Main Market Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Warsaw Uprising Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then explore the world behind art at The Royal Castle in Warsaw -Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lazienki - Royal Residence Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Faberge Museum. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Catherine Palace and Park will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Russian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg vacation maker .

You can fly from Warsaw to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Warsaw in April, things will get a bit cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around 47°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Faberge Museum ©
Faberge Museum

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.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Town Hall Square, then tee off at Estonian Golf & Country Club, and then steep yourself in history at St. Bridget's Convent. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then take a tour by water with North Dream Yacht Rent, and finally examine the collection at Seaplane Harbour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Estonian Golf & Country Club
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jelgava St. Trinity church tower and then identify plant and animal life at Ragakapa Nature Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Riga tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tallinn in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Riga, with lows around 47°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ragakapa Nature Park, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Ragakapa Nature Park ©
Ragakapa Nature Park

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zarkovica Animal Shelter and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Island of Lokrum and Stradun. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gradske Zidine and take a tour by water with Dubrovnik Boats Robert.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik vacation planner.

You can fly from Riga to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riga in May: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 71°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Stradun ©
Stradun

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