36 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

36 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Porto, Portugal

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hradcany and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and St Barbara's Church. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Porto, Portugal to Prague is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In October, Prague is slightly colder than Porto - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Latran houses, pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Former Fink Cafe ©
Former Fink Cafe

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube, and take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

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Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get some historical perspective at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawel Cathedral and Stare Miasto. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of The Barbican (Barbakan), wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Faberge Museum. Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. When traveling from Krakow in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): walk around Kadriorg Park, then step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Tallinn are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Trogir and Punta Rata Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Diocletian's Palace and Kliška tvrđava. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Split, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Split online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Split takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Split due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in November: high temperatures in Split hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Punta Rata Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

4
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.
Relax by the water at Mlini Beach and Hvar Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Spanjola and Church of St John. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Dubovica, take a stroll through Milna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and stroll through Island Galesnik.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hvar online itinerary planner .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Hvar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Church of St John
Highlights from your plan
Mlini Beach ©
Mlini Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vidova Gora and Lovrecina Bay. Get some historical perspective at Golden horn from above and Dominican Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Sutivan), Nerezisca (Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac & Senjkovic Winery) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). There's lots more to do: stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), contemplate the long history of Museum of Brac, and enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bol journey builder tool .

You can drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. November in Bol sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nerezisca, Lovrecina Bay, Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sumartin Beach, Museum of Brac
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Old Town and Sunj Beach. Walls of Dubrovnik and Fort Lovrijenac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip tool .

Getting from Bol to Dubrovnik by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cavtat, Sunj Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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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 24th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor and then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then don't miss a visit to City Walls, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kotor, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porto Montenegro, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
City Walls ©
City Walls

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