22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tallinn
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palace Square and Russian Railway Museum. Let the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Sheremetevskiy Palace in Museum of Music capture your imagination. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Menshikov Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy, and examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg itinerary maker app.

Lexington, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to St. Petersburg is 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lexington in June: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toompea Hill and Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peter the Great House Museum and Kadriorg Palace. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Traveller Tours, steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery Claustrum, and take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn online day trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Church and Livu Square. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, and see the interesting displays at Latvian Railway History Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Riga visit planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Warsaw, Poland

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Old Town. Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), and admire the masterpieces at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw sightseeing website.

You can fly from Riga to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. June in Warsaw sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Margaret Island and Lazar Equestrian Park. You'll explore and learn at Budapest Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Go for a jaunt from Budapest to Esztergom to see Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online travel planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Warsaw, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 56°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips