29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 day
Train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
day
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Moscow is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Moscow at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, walk around Park And Gardens of Peterhof, and browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. September in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow 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
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, stroll around Kadriorg Park, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Prague takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Spanjola, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Prague to Hvar in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in September: high temperatures in Hvar hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step out of Korcula Town to go to Blato and see Ethno Museum Barilo, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, do a tasting at Bire winery, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and make a trip to Korcula Old City.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town sightseeing app .

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker website .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip builder tool .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, things will get slightly colder in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

Start your trip to Krakow by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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