22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Calgary, Canada

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Get outdoors at Stroomi Beach and Kakumae Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tallinn journey tool .

Calgary, Canada to Tallinn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Tallinn is 9 hours. Traveling from Calgary in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tallinn, with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stroomi Beach ©
Stroomi Beach
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Eco Path and Beach Laskovy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and Faberge Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vilnius visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Vilnius takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube, and take in the pleasant sights at Roman Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest route tool .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then don't miss a visit to Skadarlija. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hradcany and St Barbara's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. When in Prague, make a side trip to see Ossuary / The Cemetery Church in Kutna Hora, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Belgrade to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Belgrade in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

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