30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  25​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Appreciate the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Eco Path and National Park Shhuchye Lake. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at The Bath Block, and explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 5th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then don't miss a visit to Rynek Starego Miasta, then pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally enjoy some music at Warsaw Piano Concerts. Waclaex.. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pole Mokotowskie.

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Fly from St. Petersburg to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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

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.
Visit Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matthias Church and Vaci Street. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Andrassy Avenue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take a peaceful walk through Harmashatarhegy, and get outside with City Park Városliget.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online travel route planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, take an in-depth tour of Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split route builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in October, expect Split to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, then get great views at Spanjola, and then do a tasting at Tomic Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then stop by Forko souvenir shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bags by Kristina and St. Mark's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vapor gallery and House of Marco Polo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Proizd Island (in Vela Luka), Korta Katarina Winery (in Orebic) and Zitna Beach (in Zavalatica). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Korcula Old City, contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, and kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Korta Katarina Winery, Vela Przina Beach, Zitna Beach, Proizd Island
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Toreta winery ©
Toreta winery
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rector's Palace and War Photo Limited. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, stop by Life According to Kawa, explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko, and identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik day trip site .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Bascarsija and Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Galerija 11/07/95 and Kalem i Misk. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrelo Bosne, contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In October, Sarajevo is a bit cooler than Dubrovnik - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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