24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy and then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Budapest is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Budapest to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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.
Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town (Stare Mesto) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, wander the streets of Mala strana, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and make a trip to Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
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.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll the grounds of Rakowicki Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at New Jewish Cemetery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip website .

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Get some cultural insight at Toompea Hill and Oleviste Church. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Dome Church / St. Mary's Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Seaplane Harbour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll through Kadriorg Park, and wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary app .

Getting from Krakow to Tallinn by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Krakow to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Faberge Museum. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum, appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

To plan Kotor vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kotor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect Kotor to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Budva, Perast, Church of St. Eustachius, Castle Of San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gradske Zidine and Stradun. Get a sense of the local culture at Cavtat Old Town and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat Cemetery (in Cavtat) and Srebreno Beach (in Srebreno). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at Vlaho Bukovac House, kick back and relax at Beach Kupari, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Getting from Kotor to Dubrovnik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kotor in August since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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