22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  4​h 30​min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
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 Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Explore hidden gems such as St. Mary's Basilica and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krakow online vacation builder .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Krakow is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Vilnius in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Krakow in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vilnius: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then make a trip to Toompea Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and then walk around Kadriorg Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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.
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Savior on the Spilled Blood and Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

Plan my day in St. Petersburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hradcany and Lesser Town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Kutna Hora (St Barbara's Church & Sedlec Ossuary). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague travel planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in March: high temperatures in Prague hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Former Fink Cafe ©
Former Fink Cafe

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Halaszbastya and House of Terror Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

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Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (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

1
night
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 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Skadarlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade trip website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Lovrijenac and Cavtat Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and Old Town. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Belgrade in March since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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