25 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

25 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Salt Lake City, United States

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hradcany and Prasna brana. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like StaromEstske namEsti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see St Barbara's Church, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Prague is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Split, steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Split holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Split is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 12th (Sat), stroll through Paklina Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bol trip website .

Drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. September in Bol sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Lovrecina Bay
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Old Town and Kayaking & Canoeing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, make a trip to Halaszbastya, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest tour itinerary site .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in September; daily highs in Budapest reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and St. Mary's Basilica. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and shop like a local with Ulica Florianska.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

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 ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and then steep yourself in history at Court of the Fraternity of St. George.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peter and Paul Fortress and Kazan Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Peterhof Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg day trip planning site .

Fly from Gdansk to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gdansk to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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
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 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace and then make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. September in Tallinn sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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