32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and make a trip to Hősök tere.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In December, Budapest is colder than Sydney - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

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

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Sutvrac Fortress in Lopud, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, contemplate the long history of Rector's Palace, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Budapest to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in December, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sutvrac Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Vela Spila (in Vela Luka) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Revelin Tower, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, stop by Dekora, and do a tasting at Lovric Winery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Vela Spila, Lovric Winery, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

3
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, don't miss a visit to The Harbour of Hvar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by car takes about 5 hours. In January in Hvar, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Church of St John
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
The Harbour of Hvar ©
The Harbour of Hvar
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
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.
Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Supetar), Kastil Gospodnetic Dol (in Postira) and Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Oil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Annunciation, and do a tasting at Senjkovic Winery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bol itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Bol takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bol

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Skrip, Nerezisca, Church of St. Jerolime, Museum uja, Church of Our Lady of Annunciation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Oil ©
Museum of Oil
Jaksic Galerija ©
Jaksic Galerija
Nautic Center Bol ©
Nautic Center Bol

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 is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Petřín, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bol to Prague. Traveling from Bol in January, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, enjoy some diversion at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Dollhouse Museum, don't miss a visit to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Warsaw to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in January; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -5°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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